My teen daughter has been playing soccer since she was 4 years old, and she has loved every minute of it. All to often, you hear the statistics about concussions and what can be done should an athlete experiences one. It’s a scary reality, but protection is key. Soccer is one of those sports that… Continue reading My daughter’s head should be protected during a soccer game!
We have received a number of inquiries about how we came up with our company and brand name. In the beginning, the creator of our technology (now over 100 patents) had a moment in the early 2000’s where that word just came to him: Unequal. Like no other. Unique. One of a kind. When attached… Continue reading Why Unequal?
You probably know that only around 30% of concussions in soccer come from heading the ball and 70% or so are from accidental collisions with other heads, elbows, knees, the ground, goal posts and the like. But even if you just look at heading the ball, protection is paramount… especially among younger players. The following… Continue reading Protect Your Thinker
Three cheers to Safe Kids Worldwide and their sponsor, Johnson & Johnson, for digging into the culture of youth sports. Safe Kids surveyed athletes, coaches and parents to uncover issues these groups face. Not only are athletes playing while injured, but coaches are feeling the pressure to keep the kids in the game. Concussions, a… Continue reading We need more Safe Kids
In December of 2015, US Soccer implemented new heading guidelines as a measure to help reduce the risk of concussions. Kids ages 10 and under are no longer allowed to head the ball while kids ages 11-13 are limited in the amount of heading they can do in training. This was a response to the… Continue reading Reducing Risk of Concussions in Soccer
According to a recent study, it is girls soccer – not football – that carries with it the highest rate of concussions for high school athletes. One team in the Chicago area is taking measures to prevent head injuries, and doing it with a headband. As Chicago’s WGN-TV reports, Glenbard East (Lombard, Ill.) girls soccer… Continue reading Unequal Challenges Parents to Consider Soccer Head Protection—Soccer is the #1 sport for causing concussions among female youth athletes
For many years, the prevalence and dangers of concussions have taken center stage in sports-related dialogue. The epidemic exists across a range of athletics and affects players of all ages, yet, even with increased awareness, little has been done to effectively reduce its occurrence. In fact, a new study published by FAIR Health unveiled a… Continue reading Heads Up! Unequal Reduces Risk in Contact Sports