Injury Prevention 2
- Perhaps the greatest step toward injury prevention is proper warm-up and stretching. Many people don’t enjoy that part of basketball; they should remember that if they don’t warm-up and stretch well, it may be a long time before they recover from injury and get to enjoy any part of basketball. Stretching well, in addition to preventing injury, is an opportunity for team bonding, conversation and the chance to take turns exercising leadership voices by counting out each stretch. The discipline to stretch well, even when players don’t want to, also serves as a great life lesson in the values of delayed gratification and living out the credo: Proper preparation prevents poor performance.