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Fastpitch softball is an exciting way to exercise and be part of a team.
Wearing and using the right gear can help prevent injuries. Safety rules for most leagues include:
Some players also like to wear:
Check if your league has rules about which kinds of bats are OK to use.
To prevent injuries during practice, players should:
Too much pitching can lead to overuse injuries. To protect your arm, don’t throw when you’re tired, and follow pitch count guidelines. These are general guidelines for tournament play:
All coaches should emphasize safe, fair play during games and practice. They need to make sure the field is in good condition and has breakaway bases (bases that are not fixed).
During games, players should:
Baseball is by no means a dangerous sport. But it can present a very real risk of injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions in the field.
This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.
How can you get ready to play your best season ever? Read these tips for teen athletes.
You’ve prepared for the game in almost every way possible: but now what should you eat? Read about performance foods, nutritional supplements, and more.
Bob Bowman coaches Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. He shares his thoughts on improving sports performance in this article for teens.
You practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries – and how to avoid getting them.
Dehydration is when the amount of water in the body has dropped too low. Read about what causes dehydration, what it does to your body, and how to prevent it.
Female athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: disordered eating, amenorrhea (loss of a girl’s period), and osteoporosis (a weakening of the bones).
Winning is all that matters when you play sports, right? Not when that means you can’t even enjoy the game. Read about how to handle sports pressure and competition.
Visit our nutrition and fitness center for teens to get information and advice on food, exercise, and sports.
Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That’s why it’s important to get a sports physical.
Sports supplements are products used to enhance athletic performance. Lots of people who want to improve their performance have questions about how supplements work and whether they’re safe.
Some people define good sportsmanship as treating the people that you play with and against as you’d like to be treated yourself. Learn more about what good sportsmanship is all about.
How can you tell if you have a concussion? What should you do? And what’s going to happen with sports and school? The facts are all on this site for teens.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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