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July 13, 2013

Kids and sports: Playing it safe

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She also battled tendinitis and shin splints last year when she was going from running at cross-country practice to soccer, where she would run another few miles during conditioning exercises. Her mother, Beth Bogemann, said Kayley is trying to remember to stretch properly and to vary her workouts. When the rest of her team is running at soccer practice this fall, she will do footwork drills instead. And during cross-country season, her coach has her work out on an exercise bike one day a week instead of running, to give her knees a break.

"I've learned to be more careful with overworking my body," Kayley said.

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For more information on sports injuiry clinics sponsored by Safe Kids Worldwide, go to safekids.org

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