My son has voluntary football practice today.
6:00 – 8:00
He has asthma.
“The heat index is going to get up to 106 degrees, there is a heat alert for NY state athletics, I do not think it is safe to play in these conditions.” A quote from my daughter’s lacrosse coach backing up his reasons for canceling her game this evening.
My son thinks I am over-reacting when I told him I don’t want him to go to practice this evening.
My husband thinks the coach will call and cancel – he hasn’t yet (3:49 PM). I am executing my parental obligations and being the adult in this situation I am refusing to take him to practice.
A boy a bit older than he died of heat exhaustion just the other day during “voluntary” football practice in Georgia. They call it voluntary so that the school or the athletic department is not held accountable – but you are forced to attend if you want to be considered for the team in the fall. My son assures me he will know if he is taking it too hard and knows how to pace himself.
I don’t think so!
I don’t know about you – but I don’t think it’s worth taking that chance.