In the News
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 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.
October 26, 2018
The University of Tulsa and Union High School football teams both used the Riddell helmet sensor system, Insite, as part of research studies.
Riddell created Insite in 2013. There are five sensors in each helmet that report different head impacts to a handheld device.
October 25, 2018
News 12 New Jersey
"Madison football has seen that our numbers have stayed, if not gone up through this, where a lot of towns can’t say that,” says league president Tom Leck.
The helmets are made by the company Riddell and cost $300. Families pay $200 for the helmets, with the rest covered by donations.
September 18, 2018
Riddell, the official equipment partner of USA Football, has been a big part of this movement with their “Smarter Football” initiative. This year, the program expanded to “18 In 18” equipment grants to reflect the uniform number worn by future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, who now serves as Riddell’s Strategic Advisor and Brand Ambassador.
September 14, 2018
"You'll see nearly half of the NFL players wearing the SpeedFlex Precision Helmet this season, said Thad Ide. Ide is the Senior VP of Research & Product Development for Riddell, which is a company that creates custom-fit helmets tailored to an athlete's head shape and size.
September 03, 2018
Tom Lenarz, director of Cloquet Youth Football, said the funds from USA Football will go toward the purchase of new Riddell helmets. “We are excited to be able to use this money to put our kids in newer and safer equipment,” Lenarz said.
August 21, 2018
Football can be a dangerous sport, but new technology is making the game safer. Fewer kids are suffering concussions as helmet makers and metro schools are going to greater lengths to keep young athletes safe.
August 18, 2018
Ruskin High School received 30 high-tech football helmets. Sensors inside the helmets send a signal to coaches that the player has received a hit to the head.
August 02, 2018
Riddell's Insite Training Tool is now installed in every helmet the Tigers wear. Coach Sheldon Evans said the technology connects sensors in each helmet to a remote and alerts that handheld device any time a players helmet takes a hit.