New Jersey enforcing rules to keep student athletes safe during summer workouts

    The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association is taking extra steps to ensure the state’s student athletes are safe during outdoor workouts this summer.

    The association has issued heat safety guidelines to help players get through strenuous workouts.

    Many high school football teams in New Jersey are taking the threat of the heat very seriously, with one high school even using a scale to weigh players before and after practice to help monitor how well they are hydrating.

    New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Director Steven Timko tells NewsWorks reporter Phil Gregory he hopes the new guidelines will help to keep students safe.

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