Use the proper technique. This should be reinforced during the playing season.
Do not play through pain.
Massage: The prevention of injury is a benefit often gained through massage. A variety of injuries such a muscle strains, pulls and tears can occur for a range of reasons. The most common causes of injury include overuse, muscle weakness and muscle tightness
Take breaks. Rest periods during practice and games can reduce injuries and prevent heat illness
Increase flexibility. Stretching exercises after games or practice can increase flexibility. Stretching should also be incorporated into a daily fitness plan
Take time off. Plan to have at least 1 day off per week and at least one month off per year from training for a particular sport to allow the body to recover.