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Baseball has been called our national pastime for decades. It’s a lot of fun to play. But players are at risk for injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions in the field.
These safety tips can help protect kids and teens from injuries while playing baseball.
Wearing and using the right gear can help prevent injuries. Safety rules for most leagues include:
Some leagues have rules about not using aluminum bats, which hit the ball harder than other bats.
Some players also like to wear:
To prevent injuries during training, players should:
Too much pitching can lead to serious injuries. These guidelines can help prevent pitching injuries:
All coaches should emphasize safe, fair play. This includes knowing the rules and:
Organized sports can help kids grow in many ways. Consider your child’s age, personality, and abilities to help make sports fun.
Get tips on everything from finding the best sport for your kids to preventing and handling injuries.
Sometimes sports competition can make kids feel pressure. If it’s too much, a kid might not have as much fun as before. Find out what to do if this happens to you.
As fun as it is, ice hockey carries a very real risk of injury. To keep your kids as safe as possible, follow these tips.
Basketball is fun – but it’s also a contact sport, and injuries happen. To help your kids stay safe on the basketball court, take a look at these safety tips.
Playing hard doesn’t have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.
This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.
Sometimes the pressure to succeed on the field or in the court can be overwhelming. Learn what you can do to help your child keeps things in perspective.
Participation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here’s how to protect your kids.
Sports injuries often can be prevented. Find out how in this article for kids.
If you’re having trouble choosing a sport, this article can help!
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.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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