We're coming up on the high school football season and with less than one month until the first game, the players are busy practicing.
But local doctors are stressing the importance of staying hydrated in the heat.
Area high schools have begun two-a-day practices and with temperatures nearing the triple digits, coaches are making sure water is available.
Frenship football coach Brad Davis tells us he gives his players a break every ten minutes and in between work outs.
Local doctors are saying water is the best way to stay healthy on the field.
"The heat really hasn't been a problem for us because we feel like we do a good job keeping them (players) acclimated and making sure they have plenty of liquids and our trainers do an excellent job of keeping an eye on the kids," Coach Davis says.
"I think the most important thing is to not only take frequent breaks during those activities, but also ahead of times and before those players hit the field and make sure everyone's hydrated," Dr. Chris Piel with University Medical Center says.
Dr. Piel recommends athletes drink water over sports drinks because, he says, sports drinks have a lot of sugar.