"No question, in the spring and summer in Indiana, you have to be ready for anything," said Chris Kaufman, Communications Director for the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
Thursday that "anything" was a lightning strike that hit Seymour softball player Emily Bobb. Less than 24 hours after it happened, her condition was upgraded to good.
Kaufman added the recent strike served as a learning experience for all 408 schools in the IHSAA.
"The safety and the guidelines are there for a reason and that is why we put it out there for schools to look at," said Kaufman.
"It is very important to be proactive to the effects of storms and the threat of severe weather," said Daniel McCarthy, with the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service is rolling out a new lighting preparedness checklist. It has everything you need to stay safe in the storm for everyone who is out in the elements.
"Whenever there are thunderstorms in the forecast, there is a threat for lightning," said McCarthy. "You cannot have thunder without lightning."
McCarthy said these new tips pick up where an old saying left off.
"When thunder roars, go indoors."
IHSAA, National Weather Service re-emphasize lightning safety tips
A recent lightning strike that injured four Seymour athletes is a reminder for school programs.