(KAIT) - Football season is fast approaching, but temperatures are still unbearably hot.
In order to fight the heat, football coaches across Region 8 are making a few changes to keep their players safe.
Many practices are being held now either early in the morning, or after the sun sets to keep athletes out of the hot, afternoon sun. Although it has made for some early mornings, it is a necessary step in making sure heat-related illnesses are kept to a minimum.
Coaches are also making sure to keep athletes hydrated, while taking a few more breaks just in case.
That's advice we all can follow going into another very hot weekend!
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