The right basketball equipment will maximize a player’s safety during games. Shoes matter. Ankle strains, sprains, and other injuries are common in basketball. Players should choose basketball shoes with a close fit, good ankle support, and nonskid treads—so playing in running shoes is discouraged.
Slipping on a cone or hitting a chair while moving at full speed can lead to injuries. This is where our next piece of basketball training equipment comes in… A low profile + no-slip court marker virtually eliminates the two greatest dangers presented by cones and chairs -- you can’t hit them and you can’t slip on them.
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Avoid playing in running shoes, as most of these shoes don’t have an ankle support, and wearing them during a game can result in a serious injury. 2) Mouth Guard. No matter what level you play at, it’s best to get yourself a mouthguard to protect your lips, cheeks, teeth, and tongue from injury during a game. Basketball is a high-contact sport, and it’s easy to get injured during a game.
Basketball injuries Injuries while playing basketball are commonly caused by falls, player contact, awkward landings, abrupt changes in direction and being hit by the ball. Common types of injuries are: Injuries to the lower body, mostly ankle sprains; Injuries to the hand, fingers, head, face and teeth; Knee injuries – females are at higher risk of knee injury than males
Common Basketball Injuries. The fast-paced action of basketball can cause a wide range of injuries, most often to the foot, ankle, and knee. Sprained ankles and knee ligament tears are common. Basketball players are also at risk for jammed fingers and stress fractures in the foot and lower leg. Several strategies can help to prevent basketball injuries — from careful inspection of the play area to using proper passing techniques.
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Zigzag drill. Place 6 cones on the court in a zigzag pattern (cones should be about 16 feet apart and at 45-degree angles). Start at the first cone. Sprint to the second, then third, fourth, fifth, and sixth cones. Reverse the pattern and return to the first cone. Repeat for 30 seconds and build up to a minute or two.
Common Injuries. Basketball is a fast-paced game with a lot of running. This puts kids at risk for injuries to the foot, ankle, and knee including soft tissue injuries or fractures. Basketball players also frequently get finger injuries. Serious injuries can occur from contact with a ball or another player.
Knee Injuries. Basketball requires extensive stop and go and cutting maneuvers which can put the ligaments and menisci of the knee at risk. Injury to the medial collateral ligament is most common following a blow to the outside of the knee and can be often be treated with ice, bracing and a gradual return to activity.