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.

Two sport safety clinics are scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, and Tuesday, July 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Pyramid Sports Performance Center, 230 Ochre St., in Lehighton. The sport safety clinics are free, open to parents, coaches, and school officials, and are geared for young athletes from pre-school through eighth grade.

Major themes to be covered at the clinics 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 becomes law in Pennsylvania on July 1. Clinic attendees will receive free giveaways and can register for a free drawing.

Assisting with the PowerPoint 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 Tim Kocher, certified personal trainer and nutrition 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 these sport safety clinics and encourage parents, coaches, and young athletes to learn about youth sports injury prevention.

For more information about the free clinics call the Pyramid at (610) 379-4630 or visit: www.pyramidsportsperformance.com [1].