Indiana school coaches to receive training on heat exhaustion

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana school districts have until next year to train all coaches on a new law that requires them to learn how to prevent and spot the signs of heat exhaustion.

It’s a big issue this summer, with temperatures regularly hitting 90 degrees across the state while many teams are conducting summer practices.

Darren Thomas, Athletic Director for Indianapolis Public Schools says his coaches are already taking steps to keep their student-athletes safe in the heat.

“Students at this age, they think they’re invincible and they can power through anything,” said Thomas. “It’s on our coaches to make sure we’re watching them. We’re observing them closely.”

IPS also works with IU Health to have trainers at every practice and competition.

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