In basketball, a lot of injuries occur at or around the basketball goal. Ankle injuries, serious knee injuries, concussions, cuts, scrapes and bruises just to name a few. You get players pushing, pulling, and becoming very aggressive in the attempt to prevent the other team from scoring a basket, grabbing a rebound or gaining any kind of advantage in the game. This kind of aggressive style of play causes players to skid across the floor into the walls, the pole, the pole base, and in some cases, into the crowd as well. In the event a player is making a running dunk and is fouled hard, he can be shoved into the backboard, which in turn can cause serious injury.
If you have ever been in this situation in a basketball game, you know how easy it is to dislocate a shoulder after slamming into a concrete wall (high school gym anyone), or to break a nose falling right onto the goal post. However, serious and painful injuries can be avoided with one simple precaution, by using basketball equipment padding. Basketball padding is a very inexpensive way to ensure the safety of your players if your basketball venue is not as spacious as many college or professional basket playing surfaces are.
There is basketball padding available for your walls, the pole, the pole base, and for the goal corners. They are available in many sizes and a lot of colors making it possible for you to match school or team colors to the padding, making it clear who they belong too. For those of you who really want to show school or community spirit, specialty wall pads are available that can be imprinted with any image that you desire. Basketball pole protector padding can prevent harm to a basketball player going up for a layup or coming in contact with the field goal uprights. Play it safe and protect your basketball players with our high quality pole pads.