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Heat Wave Spells Trouble For Student Athletes

Tokay High School Football / Facebook
 

Tokay High School Football / Facebook

Triple digit temperatures and poor air quality are making it tough for student athletes this week.

High school coaches are taking extra precautions to safeguard their health. 

More water breaks, shorter practices, and trying to shift workouts to the morning instead of the afternoon…those are some of the adjustments high school coaches are doing to beat the heat.

In Lodi, Tokay High School Principal Erik Sandstrom says his football team is suiting up on the light side to stay cool. 

“Trying to do more without helmets and pads that we can just keep the personal heat level of individual student athletes, keep that down as much as we can as well," says Sandstrom.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Control District is reporting that wildfires are also combining with the hot days to make for poor air conditions throughout the week.

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