Early-morning practices and evening games in the fall and early spring can get pretty chilly. Your athletes will struggle if you ignore the effects of cold weather. You know what it’s like trying to perform your best in cold conditions. Bone-chilling temperatures are uncomfortable, even for the toughest athletes. Breathing in cold air requires more energy, which can make it difficult for athletes to stay active and focused during practices and games. Your team will struggle in cold weather if it lacks the proper athletic gear.