Playing a sport isn’t just about winning. It’s also about comradery, honing skills and having fun. In order for a player to be his/her best, safety must be a high priority for any sports team. We’ve compiled some basic safety tips that you, as a coach or team manager, can practice to keep your players safe on the field or court.
- Every player should be fitted with the necessary safety gear and equipment, such as helmets, pads, mouth guards, cleats and more.
- Every practice session and game should begin with warm ups and stretching to release muscle tension and prevent injury.
- Schedule mandatory water breaks to keep your players hydrated. Water should be consumed before, during and after play.
- Watch for signs of dehydration, heat exhaustion and sunburn. All players should drink plenty of water, take breaks to rest and wear sunscreen when applicable.
- If any player shows signs or symptoms of a concussion, remove them from play until they are examined and cleared by a doctor.
- Encourage your players to tell you about any pain, injury or illness they’re experiencing. Breaks during play can help prevent these issues.
- Collect medical histories from your players so you can accommodate medical conditions that may need special attention. Additionally, collect emergency information, such as a doctor’s phone number and allergy information.
- Encourage your players to visit their doctors regularly for physical exams to ensure continued health.
Another way to protect your sports team is by purchasing sports insurance. This helps safeguard equipment, property and financials. Speak to your agent to learn more today.
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