The Pyramid Sports Performance Center in Lehighton is partnering with Carbon County SAFE Kids, SAFE Kids USA and Johnson & Johnson to provide parents, coaches, and young athletes with practical information and tools to reduce sports-related injuries.

A fall sports safety clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31st, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. at the Pyramid Sports Performance Center, 230 Ochre Street, in Lehighton. The sports safety clinic is FREE. It's open to parents, coaches, young athletes and school officials.

Major themes to be covered at the clinic include: pre-participation physical evaluations, overuse and acute sports injury prevention, proper hydration habits, concussion prevention, recognition and response, and the proper and consistent use of sports safety equipment. Attendees will learn about the Safety in Youth Sports Act that became law in Pennsylvania on July 1st. Clinic attendees will receive free giveaways and can register for a free drawing.

Assisting with the Power Point presentation are Pyramid Sports Performance personnel: Steve Strauss, Director of Sports Performance; Brian Fetterman, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach; Rob Mikulski, Sports Performance Coach and East Stroudsburg University Assistant Football Coach, and Dr. Meeta Pancholi, foot and ankle specialist. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Carbon County Safe Kids directors Mindy Graver and Evalynn Kuehner are happy to partner with the Pyramid Sports Performance Center for this fall back-to-school sports safety clinic and encourage a good turnout of parents, coaches, and young athletes to learn about youth sports injury prevention. For more information about the free clinic call the Pyramid at 610-379-4630 or visit: www.pyramidsportsperformance.com.

To arrange an interview with Mindy Graver to learn more about Carbon County Safe Kids, call (570) 325-2788 or e-mail mjg26@psu.edu.