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GLAVINE SNITKER PART OF GMC CLINIC TO HELP REDUCE YOUTH SPORTS INJURIES

Gwinnett Daily Post

LAWRENCEVILLE An Atlanta Braves legend will lend a hand when Gwinnett Medical Center hosts a January clinic on injury prevention in youth baseball.

Former Braves pitcher Tom Glavine, along with current Braves third base coach Brian Snitker and a host of medical personnel, will participate in the clinic to be held Jan. 15 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.

Presentations during the one-day clinic will cover preventing injuries in pitching, in-season maintenance for the throwing arm, getting the most out of your players, preseason conditioning and identifying the early signs of throwing injuries.

The clinic sponsored by Gwinnett SportsRehab and the Gwinnett Braves is designed for parents and coaches, but youth players ages 16 and up are welcome to attend.

The $30 event fee includes breakfast, lunch and presentation handouts, with a $25 discounted rate available for groups of five or more. Registration is required by Jan. 7, and can be completed by calling 678-312-5000.

The first 50 people to register will receive a pair of tickets to a 2011 Gwinnett Braves game. Several raffle prizes will be given away during the clinic.

For more information, e-mail Tim Simmons at tsimmons@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org or call him at 678-312-6018.