Sports safety is a growing business. In fact, each year in the U.S., more than 10% of the 30 million kids and teens that participate in sports are injured annually—and each year, new advancements in helmets, pads, eyewear and other equipment are emerging in an attempt to offer more protection. Despite the huge potential to… Continue reading From Smart Helmets To Kevlar Chest Protectors, The Next Generation Of Sports Safety Gear Is Here
It goes without saying: kids should not die playing sports. But they do. The good news is something has been done about it to reduce risk. But parents and coaches need to understand the risk and more importantly need to be made aware that a solution exists. This is where school districts and school board… Continue reading Commotio Cordis and Your Duty of Care
Coach Difusco of the Patriots Youth Travel Football points out today a real shortfall in legislation and studies trying to reduce brain injuries in athletes. Voldoz of West Cook News focuses mostly on CTE and football, but highlighted Difusco's point that legislation "does not address other organized sports that could cause injuries such as soccer,… Continue reading Thanks for kindling the fire Difusco, let’s work together to get this cause burning
While many booths are “the usual” things that don’t spark a ton of excitement, this convention is setup that someone could walk in knowing they have a new program starting in the spring, and walk out with orders for field equipment, uniforms, a website, management apps, and everything else they could dream of. So, let’s… Continue reading Cool New Things at the US Lacrosse Convention
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