Protective gear in sports
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.
- Protective sports glasses or sports goggles, which are also available with prescription lenses.
- jockstrap (optional)
- Bowling Gloves
- Shin guards
- Shoulder pads
- Elbow pads
- Jock (males) or jill (females)
- Ice pants or protective girdle
- Neck guard
- Specialized protective equipment for goalkeepers (Mask, pants, chest protector, leg pads, skates with toe protection, blocker, catcher, hockey jock or jill)
In Squash: Goggles to protect the eyes from the ball
- Underguards (pads)