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.

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