This past year, the Maryland General Assembly enacted legislation requiring each local school system to adopt a model policy designed to acclimatize student-athletes to participate effectively in warm and hot conditions and reduce the risk of heat related illnesses. These guidelines took effect immediately and impacted traditional practice plans this past fall sports preseason. (NOTE: Survey closes as of 11/1/12.)
In an attempt to strike a safe balance between a gradual introduction and assimilation into athletic competition with the need to properly teach safe playing techniques, the MPSSAA is conducting a survey regarding ways to increase instruction time prior to the first date of competition while not compromising a student-athlete's acclimatization period.
Below is a link to the survey that takes less than five minutes. Please take the time to fill out the survey and assist our office in collecting this highly important feedback. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration in completing this survey.