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When is a good time of day for athletic practice?

When choosing times for athletic practice, you need to consider the conditions at which the field will be at that time. If your practice is early in the morning, be mindful of the dew, which could cause athletes to slip. If your practice is at night, it may be too dark to clearly see the surface of the field.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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