In conjunction with a couple of surgeons, Better Basketball has just released a new book cryptically titled Understanding Sports Injury.

The idea was this: we know coaches wear a lot of hats – one of those being injury consultant. Add to that the fact that injury is a hungry monster when it meets athletes. In fact, there are an estimated 1.4 million sports related injuries every year in high school athletics alone.

And, most of those happened to your best players! (just kidding, but not really)

You are called upon to make decisions all the time about an injury’s severity and the immediate next steps – whether an athlete should walk it off, ice it, compress it, keep playing, or go to a doctor. This book can help make those decisions a little easier.

Check out the excerpt below or click here to download Chapter 2 (twenty pages) on the Shoulder. That should give you an idea of what this book is all about. Or, you can learn more of the details and watch an interview with the author at Better Basketball.

If you think this field manual is missing from your coaching bag, order Understanding Sports Injury here.

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