General Tips

As in most recreational sports, participants may be injured. The following are common reasons why trampoline accidents happen:

Attempting somersaults

Landing on the head or neck can cause serious injury, paralysis, or death even when landing in the middle of the bed.

More than one person on the trampoline

More than one person jumping at the same time can result in serious injuries.

Hitting the frame

Jumpers should stay in the center of the trampoline when jumping. Injury may result from hitting the frame when control is lost. Do not jump directly onto the safety pad.

Incorrect transfer from trampolines to decking or platform areas

Improper transfer can result in broken ankles or other injuries. Walk from the trampoline to the decking areas.

Alcohol and drug use

Alcohol and drug use impair a jumper's coordination. Loss of control as well as injuries are greatly increased.

Inadequate skill level

Attempting skills above one's ability may cause serious injury, paralysis, or death.

Foreign objects

Jumping with a foreign object can also increase the chances of getting injured. This includes but is not limited to, keys, phones, and cameras.

Dangerous tricks

Flips and other tricks are dangerous; perform them at your own risk only if you have sufficient skill to avoid injury.

Be alert

Be aware and considerate of those around you. Jump with people who are of similar size.

No climbing

Do not climb on walls or netting and do not touch basketball apparatus.