hydration breaks

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by Glove Stinks, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Glove Stinks

    Glove Stinks Member

    Jan 20, 2014
    Chelsea FC
    Hydration breaks in each half of college games now a thing. How will this impact the game. Less subbing if you can give your studs a minute to hydrate and catch breath
  2. MotorBob

    MotorBob Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    Is this happening on the men's side as well? Hydration breaks?
  3. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    It was proposed by the women’s soccer committee and approved for both men and women.

    From soccer wire:


    Additional breaks may be given at the referee’s discretion.

    This trend is also in fifa, I suspect in preparation for the Qatar WC.
  4. PoetryInMotion

    Feb 7, 2015
    Liverpool FC
    This has already been going on...by mutual agreement of coaches.
  5. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
  6. Fish On

    Fish On Member

    Oct 22, 2016
    AC Mantova
    4 qtrs back in day....
  7. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    Suck it up and take a salt pill back in the day. Water was for wussys.

    Dumbest hydration regimen in history.
  8. Respect the Game

    United States
    Apr 17, 2019
    It's for safety.

    Back in the day, you played with a suspected concussion or concussions as well. We have learned maybe not the right call (for those of us that have memories of those games not erased by the multiple concussions).

    Plus the turf can get very, very hot. Back in the day, I only played on grass/turf was not as common.

    And, NCAA/the leagues could benefit if used properly as far as endorsements/advertisers and games being broadcast? Slip in an ad (or two) during these stoppages as well as half-time. $$$
  9. sockerdad06

    sockerdad06 Member

    Sep 12, 2004
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  10. PlaySimple

    PlaySimple Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    Manchester United FC
    No, I don't think it's a typo. 86 is plenty warm. If a game is on turf and with high himidity, the players are losing plenty of fluids. At 106 some games would be canceled.

    In most of the country it will be primarily the late summer/early fall games that will be affected. In the south there will be more games affected. It's better to be safe with the health of the players.
  11. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    #11 Cliveworshipper, Apr 26, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
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  12. Soccerhunter

    Soccerhunter Member+

    Sep 12, 2009
    Hydration safety of players (and referees) is a real issue. We had a really scarry incident with my youngest son in a soccer match when he was paying U18 club ball (in a big tournament finals game.) He had never had dehydration problems prior (or since in his college career) but for some reason on this hot and high humidity day he didn't get enough water and near the end of the game became woosy and tried to take himself out of the game and staggered toward the touchline nauseous and soaked in sweat. The ref saw him and stopped the game an then he was assisted to the bench where he drank a prodigious amount of water and Gatorade and after about 15 minutes seemed to be much better. (The match had ended by then) He reported that he felt fine, but after the fact we were advised that we should have taken him to get him medically checked and monitored as these events can be dangerous.
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  13. Tom81

    Tom81 Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    GS, didn't look and see that you had started this thread. Sorry.
    I fully support this!

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