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Geisinger to hold speed and agility academy for student athletes

CONTACT: Matthew Van Stone: 570-808-3248
June 1, 2014

DALLAS and HANOVER TWP., Pa. – The sports medicine division of the Geisinger Orthopaedic Institute will host a speed and agility academy for student athletes on Thursday June 19 at two locations.

The academy will provide a safe yet demanding environment in which athletes in grades 9 through 12 can enhance their speed, agility, mobility and strength. One session will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hanover Area High School, 20 West St. Mary’s Road, Hanover Twp., and the other from 4-8 p.m. at Lake-Lehman High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Dallas. The cost for the academy is $30 per athlete.

The academy will be staffed by Geisinger’s highly trained athletic trainers who specialize in maximizing athletic performance while minimizing the potential for injury. The aim is to improve participants’ performance in any sport by administering baseline tests of running, strength and endurance in order to set and achieve attainable goals.

To register, email Adam Tomassacci at or visit and click on Speed and Agility Academy to print registration and pre-participation forms. Completed forms must be mailed with payment by Monday, June 9. Checks can be made payable to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Sports Medicine and mailed to Geisinger Sports Medicine, attention Adam Tomassacci, 1175 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702. 

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