Injury Prevention

Baseball & Softball

Playing baseball and softball can be a lot of fun. But it’s not fun getting hurt. Here are a few tips that can help you enjoy the game more and prevent you from getting hurt.

Talk to Your Parents and Coaches

  • Know and play by the rules of the game. You will have more fun and play better.
  • Don’t play if you feel sick. Tell a parent, teacher or coach if you aren’t feeling well.
  • Ask an adult what you can do to get into shape. If you’re in good shape, you have less of a chance of getting hurt.

Wear the Right Gear

  • Know how to use the gear correctly and make sure it fits right.
  • Wear a batting helmet.
  • If you wear glasses, ask for plastic lenses.

Play it Safe

  • Drink lots of water, especially on really hot days.
  • Wear sunscreen and a baseball hat to prevent sunburn.
Last Update
March 7, 2008
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Last Update
March 7, 2008