Looks like young people can't stand the heat—and they aren't getting out of it soon enough.

Of the roughly 6,000 people receiving emergency treatment each year for heat illness suffered while playing sports, more than a third of them are ages 15-19, most (75 percent) are men and most occurrences happen when participants are playing football or exercising, a new CDC report says.

And as most of the nation struggles with extreme heat, coaches and parents need to be aware they can help prevent emergency care by taking steps to prevent young athletes from succumbing to the heat, the CDC warns. Coaches should schedule frequent rest breaks, encourage drinking plenty of fluids and set up practices that begin during summer months to increase in frequency, duration and intensity gradually to allow athletes to acclimate to the heat.

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