Making great catches in baseball and softball often includes taking one for the team. Being a hero, however, doesn’t have to be so painful when a player slams up against the back wall or fence. Concussions occur when someone suffers from head trauma due to a collision with the wall.
SportsGraphics offers protective outdoor wall padding for all types of sports and athletic facilities. If you are concerned about the safety of your players, contact us today and find out more about our products.
The Need for Wall Padding is Growing
Roughly 14 million athletes participated in baseball, and 2 million athletes participated in softball in 2017. As these sports continue to become more popular with young athletes, the need for protective equipment becomes more vital.
CBS named 2017, The Year of Concussions in the MLB, citing the league's determination to reduce head trauma that occurs with catchers, outfielders, batters, and pitchers. Over the last three months, at least five cases of head trauma made sports headlines. In all cases, an outfielder collided with a wall.
Concussions are not just a minor problem. They are becoming an epidemic that is affecting young children, teenagers, college players, and professional athletes. In other words, no one is immune.
Baseball and Softball Receive Less Attention Than Other Sports
Although concussion reports are much higher in sports such as gymnastics, football, hockey, and soccer, they still occur frequently on baseball fields around the country.
Numerous reports from Sporting News, CBS, ESPN, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times have all confirmed that concussions are growing in baseball and softball. In many cases, little league facilities are not protecting young players when they try to keep a ball from flying over the fence. Thus, they are running headlong into metal fences and brick walls.
Baseball and Softball Field Wall Padding
In a sport that requires finesse, accuracy, and speed by outfielders, they often lose sight of the wall to catch a pop fly in the far reaches of the field. Just like walls that line major league fields, high school, middle school, and elementary schools need to provide a safe haven for athletes who go the extra mile to catch a ball in the outfield.
The same padding used in wrestling, gymnastics, and football, can also minimize impact in baseball and softball.
SportsGraphics offers wall padding that is tough enough to withstand a collision, yet soft enough to absorb impact. Our durable walls are used in major league facilities, college facilities, and in primary and secondary schools across the country.
When you install wall padding on your back wall or fence, you are letting the community know that player is safety is your priority no matter what sports they play.
Wall Padding From SportsGraphics
If you are looking for an innovative solution for protecting your players on the baseball and softball field, contact SportsGraphics today. We offer a wide selection of wall pads that can be custom design specifically for your walls.
To find out more about our products, call us at 1-800-257-6405, or message us on our contact page.