According to many safety organizations, including the National Lightning Safety Institute, the 30/30 rule should be applied when dealing with lightning. It simply says that if the time between the visual sighting of a lightning strike and the sound of thunder is less than 30 seconds, cover needs to be found immediately. The second “30” refers to the amount of time (in minutes) that you must wait until after the last thunder is heard before you return outside.
Statistics for lightning injuries and deaths are shocking. According to US Youth Soccer, over 400 children are struck by lightning each year, with nearly 80 deaths occurring and many more with permanent disabilities. The National Lightning Safety Institute reports that lightning deaths rate #2 in weather related deaths each year behind floods, ahead of tornados and hurricanes. Many many more sustain serious permanent neurological injuries.
Coaches, parents, players and all associated youth sports need to become informed about the dangers of lightning, what to do when it occurs, how to protect themselves, and what to do in an emergency when someone is struck by lightning.
TVSC Summer Programs
Don't miss the NEW TVSC Summer Programs.
June 2 - June 26
Summer Skills Academy (players ages 6-18). Four sessions every week. Two days of skills development
and training. Two days of small-sided games. Mini tournaments with weekly tournament champions.
Bring your friends. Form a team. Compete!
Summer Buddy Clinic (players ages 3-5). Two sessions every week.
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Register for any one week or get a four week pass and play the entire month of June.
Skills Academy: weekly $60, pass $195.00 / Buddy Clinic: weekly $40, pass $135.00
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To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.