The acronym HEADS-UP should be implemented by coaches to tell players how to avoid a variety of safety hazards in baseball:
- Helmets on
- Eyes on the ball
- Anticipate overthrows
- Drag the bats
- Survey the field
- Use communication
- Proper equipment
Featuring a Baseball Safety Test with questions such as:
What are some strategies that can be implemented to reduce arm/throwing injuries?
What is something a coach can do to help prevent an injury during on-field batting practice?
What safe hitting activity can players perform to prepare for a game when there is limited time or no batting cage available at a field?