The helmet: the last piece of equipment a football player puts on his body
before entering a game and, yet, by far the most important. And at a time
when sports-related concussion concerns have been heightened by links
to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease
found in athletes, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive
brain trauma, most high school programs are taking measures to improve
Football helmets need proper reconditioning for optimal performance. While
teams must recondition their helmets every other year, the
National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE®) recommends annual service.
Throughout the course of the season, helmets endure the rigors of football—practice
games, heat, sweat, scratches, lockers and damage to decals. To ensure
proper safety, it’s important that helmets are inspected and tested
in multiple ways, multiple times, including air liner tests and meticulous
shell inspections. Annual maintenance prolongs the effective life of the
equipment and advance player protection.
If your child is playing football this season, take the time to ensure
his helmet meets the safety requirements set forth by the National Operating
Committee of Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE®). Visit the
site to learn more about keeping student athletes safe this football season.
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