In the News for Helmets

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November 28, 2018
Jessica Toricelli

Sterlington High School using new technology to keep football players safe

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
Vince Rembulat

SAFER FOOTBALL HELMETS

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
Caitlin Huggins

Helmet sensor helps concussion research

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

Youth football team uses high-tech helmets to track big hits

"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
Peter Schwartz

Rogersville (Tennessee) middle school proved they were in it to win a Riddell Smarter Football grant

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
Dana Arschin

New football helmets hope to cut brain injuries

"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

Trusted Coaches helps youth football teams earn equipment grants

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
Matt Stewart

New technology in helmets helps metro football teams reduce risk of concussions

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
Karen Kornacki

High-tech football helmets flag coaches to hard hits

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
Ashley Minelli

Anderson School District 3 puts high school football players in hit monitoring helmets

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.
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