Surviving the heat during football practice - KLFY News 10

Surviving the heat during football practice

Posted: Updated:
  • More on KLFY.comMore>>

  • Parents want more involvement in school district

    Parents want more involvement in school district

    Parents with children in the Lafayette Parish School System are uniting behind a movement to encourage more parental involvement. The Parent Empowerment Organization's main goal is to be an informationMore >>
    Parents with children in the Lafayette Parish School System are uniting behind a movement to encourage more parental involvement.More >>
  • Bayou Teche Brewery expansion

    Bayou Teche Brewery expansion

    An Acadiana brewery held their ceremonial ribbon cutting Monday. News 10's Hope Ford visited with the Brewmasters at Bayou Teche Brewing, as they celebrated an expansion that was two years in the making.More >>
    An Acadiana brewery held their ceremonial ribbon cutting Monday. We visited with the Brewmasters at Bayou Teche Brewing, as they celebrated an expansion that was two years in the making.More >>
  • LPSS hears from charter school applicants

    LPSS hears from charter school applicants

    The Lafayette Parish School Board Wednesday heard from the charter management companies looking to open charter schools in the parish. The board had many questions including the dollar amount that theMore >>
    The Lafayette Parish School Board Wednesday heard from the charter management companies looking to open charter schools in the parish.More >>
  • Back to school in Acadiana

    Back to school in Acadiana

    Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about going back to school. Here are several lists of supplies needed for schools in Lafayette Parish. L. J. Alleman 8th Grade Milton Elementary Middle 3rdMore >>
    With school just around the corner, many districts throughout Acadiana will see changes. We will highlight some of those changes in our back to school series.More >>

It may be pre-season, but for teams all across the nation the games on the grid-iron have begun. For the players, this physically demanding sport can be even more of a strain on the body when hot weather becomes an unwelcomed opponent.

Football is already a sport that is physically tough on the human body. But when you factor in the temperatures that these athletes perform in, dehydration and cramping can become quite popular on the gridiron. And when it happens, there are very few things that can be done.

"We keep them out for a while and try and hydrate them extra and make sure their getting the right intake of food and potassium and try and go that avenue with them," said Breaux Bridge Head Football Coach Paul Broussard.

Certified athletic trainer Spencer Sonnier says that preparation begins long before practice even starts.

"Some of the time their not drinking enough water during practice or their not coming to practice with enough water in them. Their not drinking constantly throughout the day and we need them to do that." said Sonnier.

Bad eating habits can take a toll on the body especially in extreme heat.

"They start cramping a lot and we try to encourage them. Their diet and eating right, because a lot of them don't eat very well. They prefer a coke and a bad of chips instead of good fruits and vegetables and those kinds of things. So you know we try to encourage and emphasize to try and eat healthy." said Broussard.

Now, athletes of all sports need to stay hydrated, but especially those practicing in full pads in this Louisiana heat, it's a must.

Powered by WorldNow

1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509

Telephone: 337.981.4823
Fax: 337.984.8323
Email: tip10@klfy.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Louisiana, Inc. A Media General Company.