Equipment Safety Elbow Pads
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The elbow pads should have a plastic cup which protects the elbow point. The straps should be tight enough so that it does not slide when the players arm is fully extended. The padding should wrap around the entire forearm and the elbow pads should be long enough to meet the cuff of the gloves to ensure proper protection. The plastic cup that protects the elbow should offer full range of motion when bending the arm. With the elbow pads on, test the range of motion by flexing and extending the arm. Watch for any constriction or restriction of movement. Make sure you check which pad is for the right or left, although most introductory and intermediate elbow pads can be used on either elbow.
If the plastic cup is cracked or becomes brittle, the pad should be replaced.
Hang dry the equipment after each session. To clean, mix a little laundry soap with water and use a soft brush on the padding.