LVYSL Coaches Safety Summit

It is with great pride that the Lehigh Valley Youth Soccer League, in partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, is offering its first LVYSL Coaching Safety Education Summit, a free coaches clinic to educate coaches on all levels regarding safety factors in youth soccer.

The event will be held 8 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 in Room 113 of the Sally Breidegam Miskiewicz Center for Health Services, Moravian College, 1107 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 18018.

St. Luke’s personnel will guide coaches through a program from 8 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. that includes sports performance, common injuries, head injuries, environmental injuries, nutrition and hydration issues, sudden cardiac arrest, developing an emergency action plan in case of injury, along with a coaching sideline etiquette session from Lehigh University men’s soccer coach Dean Koski, and a presentation from sports psychologist Megan Cannon on appropriate post-match speeches.

Thanks to a grant from EPYS, 50 coaches can sign up for additional free CPR certification, which will run from 10:30 a.m. until approximately 12 noon.

Any teams or clubs with AED’s are asked to bring them to summit for inspection.

The summit is limited to the first 200 coaches registering. This is ideal for all coaches, especially those in their first few years of coaching.

Go to ttps:// to register.