Heat / Water / Hydration

Players should stay hydrated, particularly on hot, sunny days, by drinking plenty of fluids before, during, and after games and practice

  • Drink on schedule. Two hours before exercising, drink 24 fl oz (750 mL) of fluid.
  • Drink 16 fl oz (500 mL) of fluid 15 minutes before exercising.
  • Continue drinking 8 fl oz (250 mL) of fluid every 15 minutes while exercising
  • Players should always wear sunscreen even if they think they don’t need it
  • The most common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include:
    • Confusion
    • Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
    • Dizziness
    • Fainting
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Muscle or abdominal cramps
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Treatment for Heat Exhaustion:
    • Drink plenty of fluid
    • Remove any tight or unnecessary clothing
    • Apply measures such as fans, cool water or ice towels
    • If such measures fail to provide relief within 15 minutes, seek emergency medical help.
    • Untreated heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke
Contact MUSC

Recreation Program email: MUSCRec@gmail.com

Travel Program email: MUSCTravelinfo@gmail.com

+1 (602) 492-6872

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Box 103

Morristown, NJ 07960