Basketball is a way of life for millions of American kids and teens. It's fun to
play and great exercise, but basketball is also a contact sport, and injuries happen.
Also, because basketball players play year-round, indoors and out, many get repetitive
stress injuries like tendonitis.
To keep your kids as safe as possible, make sure they follow these tips.
Safe Basketball Gear
Safety gear for basketball includes:
a mouthguard to prevent broken
teeth and mouth and tongue injuries (this is required in some leagues)
All basketball players should also wear:
basketball sneakers that are supportive and fit well