Please make an extra effort to stay properly hydrated at practice. With the weather being this warm and humid, there is a high risk of both dehydration and heat stroke at this time of year. I'd strongly encourage you to read up a little about both so you can recognise the signs and symptoms. These conditions, although typically minor, can have serious consequences. If you start to feel unwell at practice, please make sure you tell one of the coaches as soon as possible.
There are quite a few colds going around at the moment. If you are sick, please stay home. What may be just a sniffle for you, could be a life-threatening illness for someone else, so please err on the side of caution - several older adults use the church, and we really don't want to make anybody sick. Plus, if you make the coaches sick, then life will rapidly become unpleasant for everybody... If you're unsure whether you are suffering from allergies or a cold, stay home, just in case!
There is a clause in the rules for competition that specifies that equipment must be clean and in good condition. Please be aware that as of this week, we will be enforcing the 'clean' rule at the club - if we can smell your equipment, then you will not be allowed to wear it (and if you smell too bad then you run the risk of being excluded from practices!) Please keep your equipment clean and odour free - it makes practices more pleasant for everybody!