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McCracken County Youth Soccer Team Explains How to Beat the Heat

By Chris Yu and Randall Barnes, WPSD 6, 05/29/19, 12:00PM CDT

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Mayo Clinic says when it’s hot out, don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink water. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that is light in color.

With the hot and humid stretch of weather continuing into Memorial Day weekend, Local 6 talked with a youth soccer team about what they do to beat the heat.

The team is with McCracken County Youth Soccer. Friday evening, they practiced for an hour with their coach and assistant coach to prepare for their last game of the season on Saturday. The assistant coach, Steve Smith, said he likes to give the players breaks about every 15 minutes so they can drink plenty of water. And when the kids get back on the field, the coaches manage their activity level. “Soccer is a game of running, right? So we really want to keep them from constantly running in this practice. So, as you see, some of the drills, they were kind of waiting in line, so that way they can catch their breath,” said Smith.