Source: USA Football

With teams in some states preparing to start spring football, it’s important for coaches to be aware of the guidelines for heat emergency preparedness.

Here’s a general rule for spring workouts — a time when athletes are more susceptible to heat illness due to inconsistent training and a lack of exposure to heat during training.

On Days 1 and 2 of practice, players should practice in shorts, t-shirt and helmets with no other pads. On Days 3 to 5, players can practice with shoulder pads in addition to the helmets. After Day 6, they can go with full pads.

No practice should be over three hours in length. And no team should have double sessions two days in a row.

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