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Weather Safety - General

Safety Comes First, No Matter Sport or Season

The winter sports season is in full swing, and spring sports are a ways off, but safety comes first, no matter what the sport or the season. Here's a sixteen-point safety checklist to keep athletes in the game.

Lightning Safety Rules: How to Avoid Becoming A Lightning Statistic

Each year, about 400 children and adults in the U.S. are struck by lightning while working outside, at sports events, on the beach, mountain climbing, mowing the lawn or during other outdoor activities; several hundred more are left to cope with permanent disabilities. Here are some lightning safety rules to follow to avoid becoming a lightning statistic

NFHS Lightning Guidelines

Guidelines from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for making decisions concerning the suspension and restarting of athletic contests based on the presence of lightning.

Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safe in Cold Weather

With winter comes the risk of injuries and illnesses from cold-weather activity. Here are some tips for preventing and treating hypothermia, frostbite, and other cold-related injuries.

Youth Sports Organizations Need Bad Weather Policies

Chances are wherever you live the weather is subject to change at a moment's notice. Squalls, tornadoes, or electrical storms can occur with little warning. If your child is playing or practicing in less than ideal weather conditions, you need to be aware of the possible hazards and have a plan worked out ahead of time to avoid the kind of potentially dangerous situation that can develop without a weather policy.

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