Baseball Injury Prevention
Posted on: February 16, 2016 by Aegis Security Insurance
As spring approaches and sporting events become more common, it is important to get back into the game safely. While coaches and parents do their best to prepare their players with the proper conditioning, each team needs to be equipped with the best Blanket Accident Insurance Program to reduce financial liability in the event of an injury. This coverage extends to each participant and offers a variety of coverages for sports teams and their players. While some accidents are not foreseeable, many baseball injuries can be prevented by taking into account these considerations.
Especially after a season off, the muscles need to be warmed up before diving into the game. Coaches should prepare a variety of workouts and exercises that include stretching, running, and easy gradual throwing, says Stop Sports Injuries.
Give it a Rest
If possible, players should rotate positions so as not to overwork one group of muscles. For example, pitchers should be rotated to batters or catchers occasionally. Further, pitch count guidelines, such as those established by Little League Baseball, should be followed to reduce the risk of injury, as well. Players should not pitch on numerous consecutive days, either. If the arm or shoulder is sore, players should take a break from playing that position.
If ever the player feels an injury coming on or has any concerns, they should be advised to consult with an athletic trainer or the coach. These professionals can provide strategies on how to recover from the injury and prevent future issues.
At Aegis Security Insurance Company, we provide accidental injury coverage for sports teams and special events. Our Sports Accident Insurance coverage is designed to cover injuries to insured coaches, managers, mascots, cheerleaders, scorekeepers, players while they’re participating in a regularly scheduled game or regularly scheduled practice of the policyholder or traveling directly to or from such a game with other members of the team as a group. We invite you to learn more about our Blanket Accident Insurance program and partnering with Aegis Security Contact us today at (855) 399-0966.