Just wondering if there is any protocol for how to position your body when diving to make a catch. I have seen 2 players chasing a ball that they had to dive back to catch and when each of them landed, their head bounced on the ground and they both wound up with concussions.
I'm thinking that when leaping to catch a ball, position yourself so that you land on your front or side but do not land on your back. from the front or side you can control your landing somewhat with your free arm. does this sound right and/or are there any rues of thumb to follow?