SOUTHERN MARYLAND YOUTH ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (SMYAC)
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Coaches shall pay particular attention to extreme weather conditions and make adjustments in their practice schedules when appropriate. When the heat index (air temperature plus relative humidity) reaches 84 degrees or higher, the following restrictions listed below must be followed:
HEAT INDEX READING RESTRICTION
105 plus DANGER! Discontinue regular practice. Very short restricted practice is permitted. Make sure all athletes drink water.
95° - 104° EXTREME CAUTION! Modify practice with required water breaks every 30 minutes. Observe athletes carefully for signs of heat injuries. Make sure all athletes drink water.
84° - 93° WARNING! Provide a mandatory ten (10) minute rest per 45 minutes of activity.Water is to be available at all times.
Temperature below 83° NO RESTRICTIONS.
Monitor the Heat Index for temperature increases and make water available at all times.