Safety Tips: Basketballenteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-basketballSafe-enHD-AR1.jpgIt'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.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 sports03/16/201002/14/201902/14/2019Amy W. Anzilotti, MD02/11/20192189333a-d064-4af8-93db-5e43e490bed5https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-basketball.html/<p>Basketball is a way of life for millions of American 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/teens/repetitive-stress-sports.html/">repetitive stress injuries</a> like tendonitis.</p> <p>To stay as safe as possible, follow these tips.</p> <h3>Safe Basketball Gear</h3> <p>Safety gear for basketball includes:</p> <ul> <li>a mouthguard to prevent broken teeth 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 prevent injuries during training:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Be in good shape <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/tips-sports.html/">before starting the season</a>.</li> <li>Always warm up and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/stretching.html/">stretch</a> before practice and games.</li> <li>Stop training if you get hurt or feel pain. 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 first-aid kit available at all practices and games</li> </ul>Consejos de seguridad: BaloncestoEl baloncesto es una forma de vida para millones de adolescentes de los Estados Unidos. Para mantenerte lo más seguro posible, sigue estos consejos. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/safety-basketball-esp.html/dddad564-8bde-4fcd-860e-b5c622e79a51
5 Ways to Prepare for Your Sports SeasonHow can you get ready to play your best season ever? Read these tips for teen athletes.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/tips-sports.html/67caef23-a43f-4809-92a0-dbeb5c548d2f
Achilles TendonitisIf the tendon just above your heel becomes swollen or irritated due to overuse, it can lead to a painful condition called Achilles tendonitis. Find out how to treat it - and prevent it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/achilles.html/b76164e9-b222-48bb-8113-4e1df39b9672
Dealing With Sports InjuriesYou 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-injuries.html/e49f63c7-6ae0-446e-a953-4b458a82eaeb
Dealing With Stress In SportsWinning 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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-pressure.html/727cd770-30cc-43b1-90cd-fc2e4673eba0
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/teens/jumpers-knee.html/16b92a66-48a6-4473-ba2e-87bbe0566229
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.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-baseball.html/64b5e79c-bf80-4a50-8084-f711cb03bde7
Safety Tips: SkateboardingSkateboarding is undeniably cool, but it's also easy to get hurt. Keep it safe while skateboarding with these safety tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-skateboarding.html/f97571f0-4b2f-4157-9c86-2acc04f2f6ac
Safety Tips: SkiingThere's a lot to love about skiing, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these tips to stay safe on the slopes.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-skiing.html/9f8149ca-82be-4f8c-9591-d76789bad066
Safety Tips: SleddingSledding is a lot of fun, but can also cause injuries, some of them pretty serious. To keep yourself safe while sledding, follow these safety tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-sledding.html/6f496c4b-807a-4e96-b62e-2c11ac260f9c
Safety Tips: SnowboardingSnowboarding is a great way to have fun, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-snowboarding.html/ce0b64f4-973b-49c9-b0cb-eda69e1066a3
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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