Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The Story Of Max Gilpin Is A Reminder
The story of Max Gilpin is not a happy one.
It's the story of the Kentucky high school football player who collapsed and died nearly two years ago at a practice in 90 degree-plus heat.
The situation escalated into a court case. The coach was prosecuted. Sports Illustrated recently highlighted the entire story and a local Louisville Courier-Journal columnist wrote a piece on it.
This ugly story should serve as a reminder - even in winter - taking care to make sure players have enough hydration and are not overheated is important when helping to coach youth athletics.