About Us

Welcome to YouthBasketballKneePads.com! This site was created to help you find the best knee pads for your kids.  

My STORY

I had an eye-opening experience signing up four of my kids to play basketball. After the first game I was reminded of how playing basketball can be very similar to full contact sports such as football.

Except last time I played football it wasn’t on a hard floor which can do some serious damage to your body.  I love to play hard and give it my all so I couldn’t blame any of the kids for doing the same but why not wear gear that helps to minimize injuries and pain.

When I was young I thought I was invincible and I remember wise & usually older people telling me to take it easy and be careful on my body.

I remember diving to make plays or save errant balls.  Growing up I did experience some knee pain that didn’t stop me from playing sports but gave me discomfort and pain in my knees.

Then in my early 30s I tore my ACL and had knee surgery.  It changed my life again and limited me in many ways as I tried to get back to normal use of my knee.  It has improved drastically but in some ways won’t be exactly the same as it was before.

It is important to take care of your body and one of the best ways I have learned to do this is by wearing knee pads while playing ball.

It is an easy way to do that in your youth that will have a positive impact on your joints for your whole life.

My Mission

My mission is to share my experiences so everyone can play hard and have fun while at the same time minimizing opportunities for injuries in the short term and long term.

I love the ability to move and run and hope this site will help you select and use appropriate gear to keep yourself safe enjoying physical activity.

Play Hard & Smart

Use knee pads and protect your knees from unnecessary wear & tear from a young age.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to drop me an email and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Danny Ripa

YouthBasketballKneePads.com

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