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- Regular season volleyball
- Travel volleyball
- Volleyball clubs
- Volleyball tournaments
- Volleyball camps and clinics
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Volleyball is a relatively young sport developed by YMCA instructor William Morgan in 1895, incorporating elements of tennis, baseball, basketball and handball. Today, court volleyball and beach volleyball are played around the world, and extremely popular in most high schools and colleges throughout the U.S. More than 460,000 high school students, 410,000 of which are girls, participate in interscholastic volleyball. As participation has increased over the years, so too has the number of volleyball-related injuries.
While volleyball injuries rank quite low among major sports, volleyball players are at risk for both traumatic and overuse injuries. Volleyball Insurance should be included in any volleyball team or league’s risk management plan.
Many young athletes focus on just one sport and train year-round, which can result in overuse injuries. Parents and coaches can help athletes prevent overuse injuries limiting the number of teams a child plays on each season. Taking regular breaks throughout the year and playing other sports are the best ways to prevent overuse injuries. Even so, because volleyball involves repetitive overhead motions, players are particularly prone to overuse injuries of the shoulder.
Volleyball players are also susceptible to the following injuries:
- Rotator cuffs are rarely completely torn in young players, but often irritated or fatigued with overuse from serving and spiking
- Bursitis in the shoulder is usually a result of overuse
- Ankle sprains are the most common injury to volleyball players
- Lower back strains are usually related to muscle or ligament strain
- ACL injuries in volleyball usually occur when a player lands awkwardly after jumping
- Knee sprains and patellar tendinitis
- Concussion and other head injuries from a ball hitting an athlete
- Finger dislocations, fractures, and torn tendons and ligaments.
Because these injuries can occur during a game or during training, it’s vital that all parties who could be held liable acquire and maintain a Volleyball Insurance policies. An Accident policy pays medical bills on behalf of injured participants. A General Liability policy protects the sports organization and respective administrators and staff against lawsuits arising from bodily injury and property damage.
Safety gear and equipment
Use of appropriate gear goes a long way in preventing injuries.
- Knee pads offer players protection when they fall or dive onto the court.
- Defensive pants that are padded from hip to knee offer players protection from bruises and floor burns.
- Shoes should provide strong ankle and arch support and good shock absorption.
- Ankle supports provide stability and prevent feet and ankles from rolling.
The court itself should also be free from obstacles and potential hazards.
- There should be a 23’ overhead clearance above the volleyball court. Portable basketball goals, lighting fixtures, and tree limbs should be cleared from the space above the court.
- Wires supporting the volleyball net should be covered with soft material.
- Outdoor volleyball courts and surrounding areas should always be checked for sharp objects and debris that could cause slip-and-fall accidents.
Being prepared for injuries
- All coaches should be first aid and CPR certified.
- Coaches and trainers should have an emergency plan to reach medical personnel in the event of serious injuries such as concussions, dislocations, and fractures.
- All coaches and volunteers should be subject to background checks to reduce the risk of abuse and molestation.
The Sadler insurance experts are happy to answer any questions you might have about risk management or setting up a Volleyball Insurance program for your team or league. Call us at 800-622-7370 or fill out our quick online application today.
What Our Clients Have to Say about Our Volleyball Insurance Programs
- “Been using Sadler for years…always simple and easy!” – Michael Weaver, Middle Country Spring Volleyball League
- “Online chat is a great way to communicate, assisting in my decision making for this insurance. Really enjoy working with Brennan Martin, senior sale associate assisting in obtaining my certificate of insurance. Thank you.” – Fred Ader, Albuquerque Rebels Volleyball Club