How To Prevent Football Injuries

A Go-To Checklist for Football Injury Prevention

  1. Have a pre-season health and wellness evaluation performed.
  2. Perform proper warm-up and cool-down routines as instructed by the injury prevention team.
  3. Consistently incorporate strength training and stretching.
  4. Hydrate adequately to maintain health and to minimize cramps.
  5. Stay active during summer break to prepare for return to sports in the fall.
  6. Wear properly fitted protective equipment, such as a helmet, pads, and mouth guard.
  7. Tackle with the head up and do not lead with the helmet.
  8. Speak with a sports medicine professional or the school’s injury prevention team for any concerns regarding injury.
  9. Immediately report persistant pain that prevents you from playing.
  10. For Buckley students and parents, we are available even during your break for any questions or treatment, if necessary.