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Medical Management of Youth Baseball and Softball Tournaments

Kanaan, Matthew DO, MS; Ray, Tracy R. MD, FACSM

Current Sports Medicine Reports: May/June 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 3 - p 150–155
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3182913b69
Sideline and Event Management: Section Articles

The medical management of youth baseball and softball tournaments requires both proper planning and a basic awareness of commonly seen sport-specific injuries. While youth sporting events are designed to be a fun experience for all, injuries and emergencies will occur. With proper planning, and supplies, the impact of these issues can be minimized. This article will outline some basic principles for the medical personnel that may be involved in youth baseball and softball events.

Duke University, Durham, NC

Address for correspondence: Tracy R. Ray, MD, FACSM, Duke University, Finch Yeager Building, 280 Frank Bassett Road, Durham, NC 27710; E-mail:

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