Protective gear in sports

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Personal protective equipment serves an integral role in maintaining the safety of an athlete participating in a sport. The usage and development of protective gear in sports has evolved through time, and continues to advance over time. Many sports league or professional sports mandate the provision and usage of protective gear for athletes in the sport. Usage of protective gear is also mandated in college athletics and occasionally in amateur sports.

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • helmet
  • glove
  • batting gloves
  • cleats
  • catchers use chest protectors, shin guards, and a helmet with a facemask
  • jockstrap with a cup pocket and protective cup

Basketball[edit]

  • Protective sports glasses or sports goggles, which are also available with prescription lenses.
  • jockstrap (optional)

Bowling[edit]

  • Bowling Gloves

Cycling[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Extreme sports[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Football[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Golf[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

  • Hat
  • Body Protector
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Breeches
  • jockstrap
  • Goggles

Ice hockey[edit]

Martial arts[edit]

Racquet sports[edit]

In Squash: Goggles to protect the eyes from the ball

Rugby union[edit]

All Optional:

  • Mouthguard
  • Underguards (pads)
  • Headguard

Underwater Hockey[edit]

Volleyball[edit]