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FROM THE ARCHIVES - OCTOBER 1961

December 6, 2015

Something New in Football!

A new book “Football Statistics for Quarterbacks,” has just been developed by Chuck Moser of Abilene, Texas.

For many years we have had statistics books for basketball and baseball – and now, thanks to Chuck, you can have one for football. The book costs $1.75 and may be ordered from Chuck Moser, Director of Athletics, Abilene High School, Abilene, Texas.

Comments About Dehydration

Editor’s Note: Many big-time coaches don’t permit drinking water on the practice field in early season hot weather. Here are a few running comments on the subject:

Water is required for the elimination of heat…with a lack of water in the body, heat increases in ration to this lack…Water is eliminated by sweating, by breathing and by the urine and bowel movements.

Water is given off by the lungs. This may amount to a quarter or more a day. (This is noticed particularly when the weather is cold and the breath comes out as fog.)

It is possible to lose so much water in one hot day’s practice that the system will be upset during the period immediately after practice…with extreme dehydration, water and salt must be replaced, gradually.

Thirst is a symptom of water deficiency, but is not a guide to the quantity required. Water is vital to health and should be allowed on the practice field, in limited amounts, especially during early season hot weather.

In our opinion, for each hour of practice, we suggest the following:

  1. A 10-minute break for explanation and relations.
  2. Have the student trainer ready to give each player: 1 salt tablet; 1 Vitamin C tablet and 6 ounces of water in a paper cup.
  3. Have players relax both mentally and physically.

TIPS

We fine each player 25 cents for leaving equipment on the floor. The money is used to buy Hi-Score Vitamin “C” tablets.

--Frank Charlton, Coach, Meridian High School, Meridian, Idaho

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