Health & Safety

BEAT THE HEAT

Welcome back to Phoenix!  As many of you returning teams remember, Arizona can be HOT, to say the least, during your week at the Festival.  We have a comprehensive Sports Medicine Staff comprised of 50 plus Athletic Trainers, Athletic Training Students and Physicians available to provide round the clock medical services both through roving patrols and at three athletic training rooms in the Phoenix Convention Center to care for all our participants' medical needs. We'd also like to provide some tips on how to avoid heat related illness during your time competing at the Festival from our Associate Director of Sports Medicine, Dr. Eric Fuchs, ATC, EMT-B.  This information will help your athletes stay at a high level of performance while competing in Phoenix. Click HERE for Eric's tips entitled "How to Beat the Heat, Steps to Take to Prevent Heat Related Injuries & Illness During Volleyball Festival."

For a powerpoint summarizing heat related injuries and illnesses and how to prevent them, click HERE.

For the NATA's Position Statement article on fluid replacements, click HERE.