Posted by Kaitlyn McConnell on July 11, 2018 A basketball player smiles at the camera.

Even though summer is in full force, the start of school is just around the corner – making the next sports season just weeks away for area student athletes. To prepare these athletes and their families for the upcoming season, CoxHealth is hosting Game On: Sports Performance Expo on July 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The event, which is free to attend, features information about preparation, conditioning, injury prevention, equipment, diet, safety and more from orthopedic and sports medicine professionals at CoxHealth. It’s also a chance for a free sports physical, which will be given to the first 50 attendees. All other students may receive one for $25.

Additionally, booths feature:  

  • Food on the go
  • Athletic Advantage 
  • Managing school and sports
  • A mock draft to test students' abilities 
  • Dance and gymnastics 

No tickets are necessary to attend the event, which will be held at Fieldhouse Sportscenter (2235 W. Kingsley St., Springfield).

For more information, call 417-269-INFO.