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    Tradition Bound Resistance Hinders Youth Baseball Safety

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    The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, formerly the National Youth Sports Foundation For The Prevention Of Athletic Injuries, a non-profit 501 (C) (3) educational research organization dedicated to reducing the number and severity of injuries youth sustain in sports activities, has been involved in injury prevention efforts in youth baseball since 1989. During that time the Foundation has worked both at the national and local level joining other organizations in their efforts to promote youth baseball safety. However, one vital issue yet to be addressed effectively is the number of deaths due to impact with a baseball or softball. While injury prevention interventions have been identified and continue to be developed, the lack of acknowledgment that the deaths are a health issue and a barrier dubbed “tradition bound resistance” have hindered injury prevention efforts.


    baseball, softball, safety equipment, statistics, injury prevention, youth, adolescent, child

    Author Information:

    Glassman, RH
    Associate Executive Director, National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, Needham, MA

    Committee/Subcommittee: F08.26

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11862S