• NYSPHSAA, in an effort to protect the safety and well being of the athletes, has a Heat Index Policy in place for those days where the temperature and humidity index warrants special precautions.

    Heat Index Caution: On those days when the Heat Index reaches 80-85 degrees provide ample water, monitor athletes for heat illness, and consider reducing amount of time for practice session.

    Heat Index Watch: On those days when the Heat Index reaches 86-90 degrees provide ample water, monitor athletes for heat illness, and consider reducing amount of time for practice session. Consider postponing practice until the Real Feel temperature is lower. 1 hour of recovery time for every hour of practice.

    Heat Index Warning: On those days when the Heat Index reaches 91-95 degrees provide ample water and water breaks every 15 minutes. Monitor for heat illness, consider postponing practice until Real Feel Temperature is lower. . 1 hour of recovery time for every hour of practice. Light weight and loose fitting clothes should be worn.  Football practices only football helmets worn.

    Heat Index Alert: On those days when the Heat Index reaches 96 degrees or higher, NO outside activity, practice or contest should be held.  Inside activity should only be held if air conditioning is available.