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Preventing Injuries in Youth Baseball

Of the nearly 500,000 youth baseball injuries treated in hospitals, doctors' offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and hospital emergency rooms each year, many are preventable or could be reduced in severity if simple steps are taken.

Many Injuries in Youth Baseball Are Preventable

Many of the injuries suffered by children and teens in youth baseball are preventable if certain precautions are taken, experts say.

Preventing Injuries in Baseball: Before Taking the Field

There are a number of steps baseball parents, coaches and athletes can take before practices and games to reduce the risk of injury.

Prevent Injuries in Youth Baseball Before Season Starts

There are some steps parents can take even before the season begins to reduce the risk that their child will be injured playing youth baseball.

Overuse Injuries in Youth Baseball: Prevention Tips

Tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on ways to reduce overuse injuries in youth baseball.

Picking Right Travel Baseball Team Involves Many Factors

With the spring baseball season coming to a close, chances are, if you are a baseball parent, that you are thinking about signing up your child to play all-star, tournament or travel baseball (a/k/a "travel ball") this summer.  Picking the right travel baseball team for your child involves considering many factors, says MomsTeam baseball expert, John Pinkman.

Safety-Release Bases Prevent Baseball Sliding Injuries

Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® require the use of safety-release or break-away bases, because a traditional stationary base, bolted to a metal post and sunk into the
ground, is a rigid obstacle for an athlete to encounter while sliding
and poses a clear safety hazard.

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