It’s important to LEARN the correct techniques, PRACTICE them and USE them during the game. It’s also important to learn the techniques early to ensure a long-term involvement in the sport, and also avoid developing the wrong technique. Keep checking techniques to ensure they are always used and, if necessary, seek expert advice (senior coach or a specialist in biomechanics).
Many sports have risky elements such as tackling, jumping, landing, stopping and catching. Identify the risky elements in your sport and make sure players learn and use the correct techniques at all times. For e.g.,
Protective equipment is there to protect players against injury and should be used wherever possible. Protective equipment includes personal equipment such as mouth guards and headgear as well as equipments such as padding around goal posts.
Protective Equipment Should
- Be used for the intended purpose
- Be comfortable
- Not restrict movement in the sport
- Be worn at practices and matches
When Buying Protective Equipments
- Buy sport approved protective equipment
- Replace worn out damaged or defective equipment
- Don’t alter the equipment as this will reduce its effectiveness
- Avoid sharing protective equipments between players of different sizes
- Make sure that the equipment complies with the laws of sport
- Make sure equipment is not a risk to others