In the News
February 19, 2019
The biggest concern for youth football parents is always the safety of their child, and a major component of player safety is properly fitting helmet. Riddell, the official helmet partner of USA Football, has partnered with Carbon to bring customized, digital design innovation to head protection through the new Diamond helmet platform.
February 01, 2019
NFL players on almost every team are testing out a new type of helmet made with 3D printing. Each Riddell helmet is custom-made for a player based on a scan of his head. Silicon Valley-based Carbon prints seven resin pads for inside the helmet, each with a unique lattice pattern that bends and flexes to the exact shape of the player's head.
January 18, 2019
Orange Lion Productions
All football players can benefit from smarter and safer equipment. Manufacturers understand this need and are all racing to create the safest helmet.
January 18, 2019
The game of football is evolving, and coaches play a key role as they continually adapt to these changes to ensure that athletes and their on-field protection are a focus for football programs. This duty is important to the fabric and future of the game...
December 06, 2018
Dr. Brian J. Cole, MD
Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Thad Ide, Senior VP of Research and Product Development for Riddell, about recent innovations in the future of football head protection and equipment technologies.
November 28, 2018
New Riddell Insite sensors allow the football staff to monitor when and where players experience contact on the field by sending data from the helmet to a device worn by the team's athletic trainer. "It's like a mini cell phone or pager type of thing, and it sends data to that, I only get alerts for blows that are high impact blows or if someone takes multiple blows close together, or back to back,” says Paul Vaughn, Certified Athletic Trainer.
November 15, 2018
The helmets, made by Riddell, have sensors on the front, top, rear, left, and right. It alerts trainers when an impact is above normal for that position and playing level compared to fourteen years’ worth of data.
November 13, 2018
The Storm players this season were outfitted with special helmets — Riddell SpeedFlex with InSite Training Tool — that monitored the severity of hits and potential concussion risk. A five-zone sensor pad embedded inside the helmets collected data from each practice and game. Coaches could then view that data on an online platform and also analyze impact monitors, the size of a small cellphone, that alerted them in real time of any potentially dangerous collisions.
November 06, 2018
Nico Ilardi was a freshman when he sustained a concussion playing for the Ripon High football program.
“I had headaches and had trouble functioning,” he said at Monday’s Ripon Unified school board meeting.
As a result, his folks purchased a Riddell SpeedFlex helmet for his safety.
November 01, 2018
About 40 players at Royal use Riddell helmets equipped with sensors that measure the impact of each collision. If a tackle or block exceeds a force threshold set by Riddell, the sensor sends an alert to the monitor held by training staff member Yousef Jalala.