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March 09, 2017
John Painter

Raiders, Riddell a ‘Precision-Fit’

Colgate phased into the advanced world of football helmet technology with a recent visit from Riddell representatives sporting their new Precision-Fit engineering. First-year Raiders Abu Daramy, Nick Diaco, Alex Mathews and Nick Wheeler were scanned and fitted for the latest in helmet technology. The goal of the new headgear is to improve fit, stability and vision inside the helmet as well as overall player protection. The process uses 3D scanning techniques to build a completely custom-fitting helmet tailored to an individual player's head shape and size.
October 13, 2016
Reading Eagle

Mike Drago: So far, Exeter's high-tech helmets are a success

The Exeter school district has taken that one step further with the purchase of 145 Riddell SpeedFlex helmets, equipped with the InSite monitoring system. The district ponied up more than $55,000 last spring to equip all of its high school and junior...
August 30, 2016
David Sentendrey

SC Football Team Using Sensored Helmets That May Help Detect Concussions

With the start of the new school year comes the start of high school sports. This year in South Carolina, one school is adding Riddell InSite sensors inside football helmets registers ‘hard hits’ to the helmet, which could help detect concussions.
August 29, 2016
Tiffany Teasley

New sensor helmets protect high school football players in Flagler County

This is the first season the Flagler Palm Coast High School football team has been using the Riddell InSite helmets with built in technology that tracks each player electronically, monitoring their hits to the head.
August 27, 2016
Shaun Ryan

High-Tech Helmets: Flagler teams tackle new filed of helmet safety

When Flagler County’s two high school football teams met on the gridiron Friday night, they renewed their cross-county rivalry with greater safety than in years past. That’s because new helmet-based impact technology is improving prevention and treatment of high school football concussions. The Riddell InSite Impact Response System alerts coaches and athletic trainers on the sidelines when a player takes a significant hit.
August 26, 2016
Bryon Hetzler

High-Tech Helmets Hope to Improve Player Safety

Football-related concussions have been a focus in the national media and other circles in recent years, partly due to how former NFL players have been impacted later in life. It’s a big concern in football at the high school level as well. Carbondale and Harrisburg are two local schools which now have Riddell’s InSite helmets, which have impact response technology in them. The new helmets should be a valuable tool keeping players safer when it comes to head injuries.
August 26, 2016
John Pierson

Notre Dame of West Haven Playing with Safer Football Helmets

Concussions will always be a part of football, but the Notre Dame high school football team of West Haven is hoping an addition to their helmets can make the game safer. This season the Green Knights will have sensors from Riddell called InSite. Coach Tom Marcucci says they’re installed in 12 helmets for players who play on the offensive line, defensive line or other high impact positions, “it’s another safeguard, that’s how I look at it,” says Marcucci. “Our helmets are all the same, I think the misconception is that the helmet is different. The guys without the sensor, the helmet is the same. So we still rely on observation and the experience of the coaches. It’s just another tool to use to keep the game safer.”
August 26, 2016
Jessica Starbard

Huntington North Football Using Technology to Make the Game Safer

The Huntington North football program is on the cutting edge of new technology designed to make football safer. This year the Vikings spent $5,400 installing Riddell’s InSite Impact Response System into 36 of their helmets. Huntington North is the first high school in Northeast Indiana to use this technology.
August 26, 2016
Joe Morelli

Riddell InSite Impact Response System another way to help identify concussions

A few area CIAC schools have purchased Riddell’s InSite Impact Response System to provide another way to quickly identify potential concussions. The company Riddell, which designs and develops football helmets and other protective sports equipment, calls itself “a recognized leader in helmet technology and innovation.” This five-zone sensor pad installed into the liner of the helmet measures the severity of impact to the helmet.
August 24, 2016
Josh Barnett

New Jersey schools to have first of its kind no-tackle scrimmage

Blair Academy in New Jersey has long had a policy of no tackling in practice. With a small roster that’s hovered around 35 players on the varsity and junior varsity combined, the school couldn’t afford to lose players to injury. To further protect the players Blair also has invested in Riddell InSite helmets with sensors to help record the frequency and severity of hits. The helmets don’t prevent concussions, but they do help the coaches know if a player has been hit hard or if a player needs to use better technique when delivering hits.
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