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Updated: 05/02/2013 08:00:03AM

Something about safety

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Larry Jewett

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The warmer weather is approaching (those who have had perpetual winter are so jealous. It was 83 in Denver Monday and they have a chance of snow today). Generally, nice weather brings outdoor activity, but there is inherent danger in the fun in the sun.

The Florida High School Athletic Association had an item on their latest meeting agenda to deal with what is called “Heat Acclimatization,” which is also known as Policy 39. The gist of the changes surrounded reducing the length of practice time in the first two weeks of the affected sports scheduled from 3 1⁄2 hours down to three hours (to be consistent with NCAA and other standards).

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