Extreme Heat Changing Summer Camp Schedule
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The key to playing soccer in this heat, is plenty of water and plenty of breaks. Seth Withrow plays soccer for the Charlotte Soccer Academy. He says "I've never felt sick before, but I've felt lightheaded from the heat."
In order to stay hydrated and feeling energetic, Seth drinks plenty of water throughout the day, and takes plenty of water breaks while playing soccer. Soccer coaches encourage their players to drink plenty of water, and understand when they reached their limits.
The soccer camp takes place at Elon Field, and in case of an emergency, an ambulance could access the field very easily. Coach Phil Hufstader says he looks out for his kids, to make sure they aren't burnt out by the heat.
Hufstader says "We have a ton of coaches, a one to five ratio, to make sure kids are taken care of, and looking for signs of hydration and exhaustion." Coach Hufstader also changed the times of the camp to avoid the mid day blaze. He is starting some of the camps an hour earlier in order ot keep the kids safe.