Dear Fellow Volleyball Players and Enthusiasts,
We are enjoying a great volleyball season with a very prolific attendance, and fairly high level of play.
We would like to thank you for your participation and loyalty to our group.
As with any sport and physical activity, the risk of injury within our group is always present. With this in mind the organizing committee would like to give you some reminders to prevent/ minimize this risk.
1. Warm up before the game. Cold muscles do not absorb shock or impact as well, and are more susceptible to injury. The following are the benefits of warming up:
a.- Increased movement of blood through your tissues, making the muscles
b.- Prepares your muscles for stretching
c.- Prepares your heart for an increase in activity, preventing a rapid increase
in blood pressure
d.- Increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. This prevents
you from getting out of breath early or too easily
e.- I mproves coordination and reaction times.
2. Stretch before playing. The following are the benefits of stretching:
a.- Reduced muscle tension
b.- Increased range of movement in the joints
c.- Enhanced muscular coordination
d.- Increased circulation of the blood to various parts of the body
e.- Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation)
f.- Greatly reduced chances of muscle injury
3. Wear necessary sports gear/ equipment. This may be different for every player, depending on each individual's needs. The following are some you may want to consider:
a.- Knee pads - helps absorb the impact on your knees should it get in
contact with the court. The impact of a fall or dive may spell disaster to your
knees. There are kneepads that are designed specifically for volleyball that
may assist with this issue.
b.- Ankle brace - ankle braces come in many varieties, depending on the level
of support you may need. Ankle injuries are one of the most common in the
game of volleyball. The right ankle brace will keep you from rolling your
ankles, and save you from having to abstain from playing volleyball for a
Please feel free to approach your organizing committee if you have any questions on where to purchase these gear.
Let us all put an effort in ensuring that safety comes first!
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