Heat Policy

Please note that all children are required to bring along a drink bottle to training, preferably containing cold water, even on the colder nights.

For the warmer months, generally during February-April, if the day’s temperature has reached a top of 36 degrees, there will be no training. This is a decision that the Committee has not taken lightly and understand that children would like to train, no matter what the weather may be. Melton Phoenix FC uses the guidelines from Sports Medicine Australia for it’s heat policy.

 Ambient temperature
Relative humidity
Risk of Heat Illness
Recommended management for sports activities
 15 – 20
Heat illness can occur in distance running.
Caution over-motivation.
 21 – 25
 Exceeds 70%
 Low – moderate
Increase vigilance.
Caution over-motivation.
 26 – 30
 Exceeds 60%
Moderate early pre-season training.|
Reduce intensity and duration of play/training.
Take more breaks.
 31 – 35
Exceeds 50%
High – very high
Uncomfortable for most people.
Limit intensity, take more breaks.
Limit duration to less than 60 minutes per session.
 36 and above
 Exceeds 30%
Very stressful for most people.
Postpone to a cooler conditions (or cooler part of the day) or cancellation.