Safety Tips

Court and Environmental Conditions

  • Inspect the court for any spare equipment, garbage and debris.
  • Provide access to fresh drinking water. Athletes should drink plenty of water or a sports drink both before and during practice and games. They should drink an additional six to eight ounces for every 20 minutes of play.
  • Keep a well-stocked first aid kit and a charged cell phone on the sidelines.

Equipment

  • Check players to make sure they are wearing all required equipment during games.
  • Choose volleyballs that are the appropriate size for the athlete’s age.
  • Anchor volleyball nets to avoid tipping over and causing injury.
  • Pad posts to protect players from serious injury.