Polyurethane basketball backboard pad to be fixed with screws, U shaped model accordingly to FIBA rules. It is a rule of the game of basketball that Matchplay backboards must be padded. (FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2014, Basketball Equipment, Rule 6) Backboard padding secures to the bottom edge of the backboard to prevent head injury. Believe it or not there are many players that jump high enough to hit their head on the bottom of the backboard. Backboard padding prevents this type of injury and all matchably backboards should have padding fitted. To fit the backboard padding fixing screws are used to secure to a steel frame that should be behind the backboard. If you do not have a back support frame on your basketball backboard then Sports Equipment Supplies can manufacture, supply and fit a steel box section which allows the backboard padding to be fitted. SES backboard padding is used on high level FIBA approved matchplay basketball goals and backstops. Ask a question or get in touch if you need any further assistance with upgrading your basketball backboards.