RIVERWOOD LONGHORN ATHLETICS
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Welcome Back Longhorns!
We are looking forward to another great year!
FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT and ATHLETICS MERCHANDISE PICK UP
Friday August 23rd, 2013
8th Grade Football
by last name initials
7th Grade Football
by last name initials
Use of Personal Helmet
Athletes who wish to purchase and use their own helmet MUST send Coach Bransom an email with a signed letter releasing Humble ISD from liability from any injuries relating to use of the helmet. It is also preferred (not required) that they turn in a signed doctor's note explaining the necessity for using a personal helmet.
Helmets MUST be all white with a black facemask. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Athletes may also buy their own white football pants to use in practice/games. Pants MUST be all white.
Players may also use a padded girdle for pants pads. Knee pads must be worn.
ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL ON FILE TO
RECEIVE EQUIPMENT AND PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETICS.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.
Physical forms can be downloaded on the Humble ISD Athletics Website
Humble ISD has a high heat and humidity policy that determines when it is safe to practice. We will be following these guidelines to determine if and for how long we will be practicing when the mercury rises as it has been. This policy takes into consideration a dry bulb reading of the temperature as well as the humidity.
Every day we do have practice the kids will have unlimited water breaks. They do not have to ask for permission. We will also take short breaks and get in the shade. Our plan is to also have buckets with ice water and a sponge in it, so the kids can squeeze it over their heads to cool off.
There will be mandatory water breaks every 15-20 minutes. While we will have a hydration station available, your son should bring his own water in a jug each day. Please make sure his name is on it.
Your son should be hydrated before he gets to school each day. Hydration for each days practice must begin the night before. He needs to drink half his body weight in ounces of water everyday. He should get some water going to every period and drink plenty at lunch. Once he is dehydrated it's too late.
PLEASE have your son refrain from drinking any type of sodas or sugary drinks, including Powerade. Water is the best thing to drink. If your son is properly hydrated his urine will be completely clear.
If your son has Asthma, we must have an inhaler in our possession. We will label them and keep them in our medicine kit. Your son should also have an inhaler in his possession. He is not allowed to use another athletes inhaler.
We will be giving more information at the Spaghetti Dinner on September 9.
We will take every precaution necessary to insure the safety of our athletes.