There is a risk of injury in every sport and Softball is no exception. The common causes of injuries in Softball include:
Common types of injury include:
The risk of injury can be minimised by:
Accredited Softball coaches are trained to provide an environment that minimises the risk of injury and to respond appropriately if an injury does occur. The Smartplay website and the brochure Preventing Softball Injuries are useful resources for all players, coaches and officials.
Softball is a game of skill, timing and power characteristically played over extended periods. Softballers need to base their intake on high nutrient foods (cereals, fruit, vegetables, low dairy fat products, lean meat and poultry, fish, nuts, seeds, legumes etc) and consume low-nutrient foods in smaller quantities. They need to ensure they are well hydrated before, during and after games and training to aid recovery.
AIS Sports Nutrition delivers a world-class sports nutrition service to AIS sports and national teams, as well as a wide range of resources to assist elite and recreational athletes and the general public stay up to date with the latest strategies in sports nutrition. The AIS has also identified the common nutrition issues specific to Softballers when training, on game day and when travelling abroad. The Smartplay website also offers good information on nutrition and hydration.
Updated 22 August 2012
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