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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

New program focuses on reducing student injuries through strength training


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Lucy Robinson, of Parks and Recreation, holds a medicine ball in the weight room at the rec center. Robinson, along with Laura Davies and Mason Villarma, will teach a youth strength and conditioning course from July 18 through July 22 to help middle and high school student athletes set fitness and nutrition goals, while learning injury-prevention techniques.

A new Parks and Recreation Department program focuses on keeping student athletes stronger, more flexible and injury-free to keep team rosters healthy and full this coming school year.

From July 18 to July 22, the Youth Strength and Conditioning Camp will teach high school and middle school-aged students how to set and attain physical and nutritional goals.

"We'll certainly emphasize the importance of all the work that we put in, including strength, mobility and range of motion in the spirit of reduced risk of injury," said Lucy Robinson, who is leading the camp along with middle school ru...

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