Heat Index Policy
The following heat index policy guidelines have been established to ensure the safety and welfare of all players, coaches, and umpires involved with the sport of softball.
HEAT INDEX ACTIONS
- 80° – 89°: Use caution; Monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.
- 90° – 104°: Use extreme caution; Ensure water breaks are allowed as needed; Ensure that all individuals drink fluids and that uniforms are modified to ensure the coolest level available.
- 105° – 114°: Games will be shortened in duration to allow a longer break between games for all involved; Alter uniforms where feasible;
- 115° & Above: All activities will be suspended until the heat index is below 115.
The Heat Index will be watched by the on-site Directors, the on-site UICs and the USSSA State Office. The Heat Index Policy will be implemented and enforced by the State Office. The State Office will attempt to reschedule games as needed to complete the schedule.