It is hard to talk about certain sports these days without talking about the risks involved. While people associate most injuries with full-contact sports, such as football, hockey, and wrestling, they can occur in any sport.
In today’s world, as scientists develop more technology, they can understand more of the repercussions of certain injuries, such as concussions. Regularly assessing your facility and students’ needs for wall padding and other protective equipment is a wise idea.
Injury Risks for Student Athletes
According to the Mayo Clinic, concussions are considered traumatic brain injuries that alter how your brain functions. Even in non-contact sports, concussions can happen frequently, and though proper wall padding cannot prevent every concussion, it can play a drastic role in preventing these types of injuries.
Aside from knowing the symptoms of concussive injury, as we covered in our blog post on the subject, Recognizing the Symptoms of Concussive Injury, school administrations can do quite a bit for their students in terms of safety by investing in extra wall padding for their indoor teams.
Your Guide To Proper Wall Padding For Schools
In this guide from SportsGraphics, we cover the ways that proper wall padding reduces the risk of sports injuries and then review some of the sports that benefit from wall padding.
Do You Have The Proper Equipment To Reduce These Injuries?
As more startling evidence comes to light about the frequency of concussions in athletes—especially young athletes—steps are being taken to understand better the injuries and how they affect every person.
As with people, no concussion is the same, and they affect everyone differently. With these new studies, more schools and organizations are taking steps to protect their athletes.
SportsGraphics’ Wall Pads Can Prevent Injuries
At SportsGraphics, we pride ourselves on taking the initiative to keep athletes safe. In our over 25 years of operation, we have always put the safety and health of athletes above anything else. In order to do this, we have and continue to provide the highest quality pads for any and all athletic facilities.
Safety is no joke, and to better understand how wall pads absorb shock and impact, we have conducted our own independent research. In these studies, we have found that our 3” pads provide excellent protection when collisions occur, thus preventing concussions.
The more our wall pads absorb shock and impact, the less likely athletes will be injured by blunt force, which can prevent injuries of all kinds. Each wall pad is constructed with the customer’s wishes in mind, and you can also extend the lifespan of the wall padding through proper maintenance.
Benefits Of Sports Graphics Wall Padding
Choosing the right kind of gym wall padding for your school or other recreation center is essential. And when you go with SportsGraphics, you can expect:
Custom services: We specialize in designing wall padding and other products just for you. We can incorporate your logo, school name, and more. You’ll also get to approve the designs before they are created.
High-quality materials: We know that safety is vital, so we stand behind the materials and construction we use in all of our school safety items. Our company stands apart because we do everything, so you know you can trust our designs.
Increased school spirit: While gym wall padding is mostly there to protect students, it also helps with school pride. You'll have a more visually appealing school that helps athletes and other students feel inspired.
Learn more about the benefits of improving the appearance of your school while also upping the safety measures.
4 Indoor Sports That Benefit From Extra Wall Padding
In general, wall padding is an important way to protect your students. Wall padding offers extra protection even for things like pep rallies and assemblies. However, these four indoor sports in particular, require wall padding to keep students safe.
SportsGraphics is proud to provide wall mats specifically for volleyball teams. But why, you may ask, does a non-contact sport need this added protection? There is often little benefit to coming into contact with one’s own teammates and knocking them off balance in this sport. Shouldn’t that be enough to discourage dangerous play?
In truth: not always! Volleyball is high-energy and high-octane, involving lots of racing around the gym with a singular point of focus: the ball.
While this might make for an exciting spectator sport, it’s very easy for the young player—or even the seasoned, professional one!—to forget where they’re going and crash into teammates or poles.
Digging is one thing, but impact is another and can result in serious injury. Column padding and more can help reduce this potential.
Few sports involve more unbridled force than wrestling! While there are safety measures put in place for the sake of athletes’ well-being and fair play, it's unarguable that this sport involves a lot of shoving, bracing, and strength—strength that’s all too easy to lose control of in the heat of the moment.
Comprehensive gym wall padding can help your athletes and competitors get the most out of their matches by preventing injury and allowing them to wrestle another day.
If your school is lucky enough to have a gymnastics area, you know all too well the intense training that goes on there. And as gymnasts get more advanced and their routines more complicated and quick, the potential for concussive injury dramatically increases.
Keep some of your school’s most dedicated athletes healthy and strong with highly specialized gymnasium padding.
While basketball might not be a contact sport like wrestling, it can still get highly physical. Athletes run extremely quickly down the court and can easily run full speed toward the wall as they try to keep a basketball from going out of bounds.
These student-athletes can easily get injured without the necessary wall padding around the gym to protect them from breakaway plays and fastbreaks down the court.
It’s essential to have these safety measures to protect basketball players so they can give their all during every game. This way, the players and the audience can enjoy the fun without worrying if someone is about to get hurt.
Custom Wall Pads That Protect Your Students
At SportsGraphics, we work with our customers to ensure their wall pads meet the specifications they requested. In doing this, we ensure that both the customer is pleased and that their athletes are protected and at less risk for injury.
Your athletes deserve a safe place to do what they do best—and you deserve the five-star service and awesome wall padding SportsGraphics provides
To learn more about our wall pad designs and distinctions, call or message one of our representatives today to ensure your athletes receive the best protection possible. If you already know what you want, request a quote today to get started.