Basketball Injuries and First Aid

Athletic participation contains a risk of injury. Despite the many positive benefits of sport, coaches must be wary of possible negative consequences. Firstly, coaches can prevent injuries by obtaining training and certification and planning ahead. When injuries occur, coaches can take leadership and help athletes receive the care that they need. As the athlete recovers, coaches can help them return to play safely.

Learning about injuries related to basketball meets the legal responsibilities of a coach and allows athletes to play the sport more. If there is a risk of harm to participants – from unlikely to highly probably, minor to disastrous – there is an expectation that coaches will address it.