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The Soccer Reviews does a thorough test and report of the Halo 3

“2-time Olympic Gold Medalist Briana Scurry can recount the details of the head injury that ended her career. Well…sort of. Since she doesn’t actually remember the hit, she shares what she’s been told by other people. That’s why she swears by Unequal’s protective headgear, such as the Halo 3, for staying safe on the pitch.… Continue reading The Soccer Reviews does a thorough test and report of the Halo 3

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Should girls who play soccer be required to wear headgear?

Coming soon to a soccer field near you — maybe: 22 girls wearing space-age headbands designed to protect them from concussions. Stemming from a growing national interest in soccer, doctors and other experts are considering whether to recommend that girls who play soccer be required to wear some type of headgear to reduce concussions. The… Continue reading Should girls who play soccer be required to wear headgear?

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Pitcher, 11, hit by line-drive, now advocating for pitcher’s safety equipment

Ralph and Nicky Warner of Midland Park have been living moment by moment since Sunday, when their son, Ralphie, suffered a fractured skull after being struck in the head by a line-drive hit during a youth baseball tournament. "He's alert and he's talking," his father, Ralph Sr., said Tuesday. "They did an MRI this morning… Continue reading Pitcher, 11, hit by line-drive, now advocating for pitcher’s safety equipment

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After a 7on7 football collision ended in brain damage, coaches and officials evaluate the game’s safety

Tasha Jefferson had just talked to her son, Brett Green Jr., on that May 26 afternoon when she was at work and he was between games as a safety for Arlington Lamar. She had just wished him good luck in his next game of the 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament. She had just reminded him to… Continue reading After a 7on7 football collision ended in brain damage, coaches and officials evaluate the game’s safety

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Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

Today, during a World Cup game between Morocco and Iran, Moroccan winger Nordin Amrabat suffered a wicked head injury when he collided with an opponent. After he went down, a team trainer tried to revive him by slapping his face—a move decried by athletes and followers online. But despite the frequency of those kinds of… Continue reading Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

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US Soccer Failed To Cut Concussion Risk, Youth Players Say

Law360 (May 29, 2018, 4:21 PM EDT) Female youth soccer players and their parents have filed a proposed class action in Pennsylvania federal court charging the United States Soccer Federation Inc. and U.S. Youth Soccer Association Inc. with negligence in not requiring headgear and allegedly downplaying evidence on the long-term effects of concussions. Lead plaintiff… Continue reading US Soccer Failed To Cut Concussion Risk, Youth Players Say

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Headgear Leads to Concussion Reduction at Fort Worth School

For the first time, researchers at the renowned Virginia Tech Helmet lab tested the performance of protective headgear for soccer players. Researchers found some of the headgear on the market can reduce head injuries by up to 84 percent in some cases. Still, many high school teams don't equip their players with these kinds of… Continue reading Headgear Leads to Concussion Reduction at Fort Worth School

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Stella Merriman

Stella Merriman is a 9-year old cheerleader competing almost beyond her years. She’s a “flyer" and puts herself at risk at every practice and competition, as do her fellow team members and competitors. Stella has been competing for 4 years and has enjoyed it from the first day out. Since discovering the Unequal Halo, she… Continue reading Stella Merriman

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Mercedes DeMumbrum

"I had a concussion in early 2017 and it really set me back. Coming back, I knew I needed protection. I am really glad I found Unequal because the added confidence from wearing it has led to my game being at a higher level than before my concussion!" About Mercedes DeMumbrum Hometown: Phoenix, AZ Birth… Continue reading Mercedes DeMumbrum