Will there be two-a-days?
In recent years, across the country, two-a-day practices have been banned. Is this helpful preparing athletes for fall sports competition? Or is this a way to try to prevent some coaches from over working their student-athletes and endangering lives?
There is discussion to bring back two-a-day practices this fall. It is easily understood without organized spring and summer workouts, athletes need proper conditioning to prepare for the fall season. If state and national organizations regulating sport activities allow two-a-days to be reimplemented then why were they banned in the first place? Was it because of political pressure? Was it because some coaches, with lack of knowledge about exertional heat exhaustion, need to be limited? I am by no means an expert or have a trained physicians’ knowledge on this subject, but I believe multiple day practices are not the problem with well-educated coaches.
Heat related illnesses and deaths are blamed on too much practice. Instead of looking at proper ways to utilize multiple practices within each individual school or college, organizations regulating sports made a universal decision. One size does not fit all. Heat-related illnesses are caused by the rise of core body temperature.
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