Hydration Breaks

With the warm weather finally here, hydration breaks may become necessary.  

Both teams and the game official must agree upon the hydration breaks before the start of play.  The length of each break (typically 2-3 minutes) and the time it is taken (ie. at the the midpoint of each half) should also be agreed upon.  

It is important to note that:

  1. if a hydration break is taken in the first half, another one identical in length will be taken in the second half,
  2. the clock will continue to run; matches are not extended because of a hydration break,
  3. the breaks will only commence when the ball goes out of play.

While hydration breaks are not mandatory, BAS encourages them to prevent dehydration during matches played in excessive heat.  

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