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What equipment should my child wear to prevent racing injuries?

The proper equipment is a helmet that fits right, overalls, gloves and racing boots. This is the minimum. You want to protect your child from any type of injury or burn, so fireproof equipment is recommended. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)

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