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How youth baseball camps beat the summer heat

Posted: 6:44 PM, Jul 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-09 19:46:17-04

Many kids in Green Country spend their summers playing sports outdoors.

However, with the hot Oklahoma sun beating down on little leaguers it can be dangerous.

At the Grassroots Baseball Route 66 tour coaches and officials have tips on how to stay cool.

"Wearing sunscreen, wearing a cap when you're playing ball, making sure you're hydrated. If you're feeling lightheaded to sit down. Those are all important parts of being able to enjoy baseball in the sun. As long as you take care of yourself it can be fun." says Jeff Idelson, Grassroots co-founder.

In Broken Arrow, Cody Garrison of D-Bat Tulsa runs baseball camps every year and says hydration is key.

"The first thing again is water, you've got to stay hydrated because kids don't realize, you know they get dehydrated and it's too late whenever they're thirsty and it's already too late. " he says, "We just make sure to take breaks, try to stay in the shade, do short intervals."

However, just to be cautious, Garrison takes things inside when temperatures hit 100 degrees.

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