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Players stay safe in the heat at summer athletic camp

Young athletes polish skills at camp in Myrtle Beach during major heat wave. (Source: Ruby Durham) Young athletes polish skills at camp in Myrtle Beach during major heat wave. (Source: Ruby Durham)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Players from all over the Grand Strand polished their skills at Myrtle Beach High School for the Second Annual Randall Youth Football Camp.

The day was not only about guiding kids through workouts. Guest speakers and motivators hoped to get across to the young athletes that you have to believe in yourself to achieve whatever it is you want.

However, the blazing heat didn’t get in the way of kids learning skills and drills; the young athletes pressed on through the heat.

While The Randall Youth Camp is just one of many camps still going on in our community despite the temperatures, parents should make sure their kids are prepared for them to be in camp mode for hours.

At the camp, organizers paid full attention to kids and made sure water and shade breaks were mandatory throughout the day.

However, organizers said it starts at home before the camps, making sure kids have sunscreen, water, a light snack and a towel to wipe sweat.

Kids should also know the risks if they don't say something's wrong, and know when to stop if they need a break.

The Randall Youth Football Camp is a free one-day football camp for ages seven to 15. The camp consists of a variety of workouts to get players ready for the upcoming season as well as a cookout for the players following the camp.

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