Also, TCHS football assistant coach Coby Lewis has a recommendation for athletes preparing to participate in fall sports – drink water.
“In order to be properly hydrated for practice, you cannot wait until practice begins,” Lewis said. “You need to be drinking plenty of water (64 oz. would be a good place to start) through the course of the day. Soda and especially the new energy drinks (NOS, Monster, Red Bull) are not recommended as they are loaded with caffeine and will actually dehydrate you at the same time the give you the short energy rush. The key is water. With all of the heat-related accidents we have seen in sports in the last few years, be smart and take care off our bodies.”