Safety Tips: Basketballenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-bballSafe-enHD-AR1.jpgBasketball 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.basketball, injury, injuries, ankles, wrists, sprains, strains, hoops, street ball, street rules, layups, dunks, slams, final four, march madness, b ball, slamma jamma, full court press, 3 pointer, jump shot, jumper, dribble, double dribble, free throw, point guard, tip off, LeBron, Kobe, Shaq, Iverson, Jordan, sports safety, basket ball, playing sports, team sports03/17/201002/14/201902/14/2019Amy W. Anzilotti, MD02/11/20194c0e5c2d-1da2-4603-8edb-518f7b8f0da7https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-basketball.html/<p>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 <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/repetitive-stress-sports.html/">repetitive stress injuries</a> like tendonitis.</p> <p>To keep your kids as safe as possible, make sure they follow these tips.</p> <h3>Safe Basketball Gear</h3> <p>Safety gear for basketball includes:</p> <ul> <li>a mouthguard to prevent <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/tooth-sheet.html/">broken teeth</a> and mouth and tongue injuries (this is required in some leagues)</li> <li>protective eyewear</li> </ul> <p>All basketball players should also wear:</p> <ul> <li>basketball sneakers that are supportive and fit well</li> <li>an athletic supporter (for guys)</li> <li>a supportive sports bra (for girls)</li> </ul> <h3>Safe Basketball Training</h3> <p>To <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/">prevent injuries</a> during training, players should:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Be in good shape before starting the season.</li> <li>Always warm up and stretch before practice and games.</li> <li>Stop training if they get hurt or feel pain and get checked by an athletic trainer, coach, doctor, or nurse before going back to training.</li> <li>Play different sports throughout the year to prevent overuse injuries.</li> </ul> <h3>Safe Play</h3> <p>All coaches should emphasize safe, fair play. This includes:</p> <ul> <li>knowing the rules of the game</li> <li>making sure the court is in good condition</li> <li>having a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/">first-aid kit</a> available at all practices and games</li> </ul>Consejos de seguridad: BaloncestoEl baloncesto es una forma de vida para millones de niños y adolescentes de los Estados Unidos. Para mantener a sus hijos lo más seguros posible, asegúrese de seguir estos consejos. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/safety-basketball-esp.html/e96ad8a7-72c9-40c4-aabc-6cb36362996e
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Jumper's KneeJumper's knee is an overuse injury that happens when frequent jumping, running, and changing direction damages the patellar tendon.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/jumpers-knee.html/4d1ad02a-c08a-461e-b9d6-fd360f571271
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Preventing Children's Sports InjuriesParticipation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here's how to protect your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/bec4e82b-c8b0-4945-9611-7c9464e177f8
Safety Tips: BaseballBaseball 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. These safety tips can help keep your kids safe on the diamond.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-baseball.html/f5f09f2a-7ff0-4e34-b266-57402517e559
Safety Tips: BasketballIt's fun to play and great exercise, but basketball is also a contact sport, and injuries happen. To stay safe on the basketball court, follow these safety tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-basketball.html/2189333a-d064-4af8-93db-5e43e490bed5
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Sports Medicine CenterGet tips on everything from finding the best sport for your kids to preventing and handling injuries.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/sports-center.html/9c890cb1-5179-4d0e-9f3e-c00b34e8469a
Sports and Exercise SafetyPlaying 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sport-safety.html/cbffad82-3814-4cbc-8758-dd3aac78c363
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