For those of you who have not heard of this yet from your athletic directer, this is going to happen! As of this year it is just a recommendation. However, if you are in a St. Louis Conference, according to my AD, we have all volunteered to adopt this recommendation this year. That means we must follow this procedure, which means no more than three hours outside a day to set drill. It doesn't matter if you are marching, sitting in the shade, setting drill with or without instruments, or having sectional. It doesn't even matter if it is 65, no more than three hours!
The following link is the suggested plan that some states are adapting for their preseason heat acclimatization procedures. http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/attr-44-03-332.pdf In no part of... more
Day Practice Plan – All Sports and Marching Band Sports W/Helmet/Pads 1 One Practice per day (3 hours total); 1 hr. walkthrough after 3 hours rest Helmet Only 2 One Practice per day (3 hours total);... more
Obviously, heat acclimatization is a serious issue. I assume that most of us (band directors) take it as such. I have had an RN on camp staff for a few years, and one of their jobs is to monitor the... more