In the News for Varsity Helmets

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


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.
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.
July 31, 2018
Ben Thomas

Gulf Shores community steps up, purchases new impact monitoring helmets

Gulf Shores coach Matt Blake doesn't like the path he sees football heading down as the spotlight continues to grow on concussions at all levels. "I think it is up to us as coaches to protect the game we love," Blake said. "If we don't do something and try to protect it and protect our kids, we'll end up losing this game and we'll all be playing flag football in the next 10 years. We have to do something." With that in mind, Blake's Gulf Shores team has become one of the first schools in the state to purchase helmets using Riddell's InSite Training Tool Technology. The new technology allows trainers on the sideline to monitor impact hits taken by players on the field.
July 31, 2018
Jennifer Martin

Anderson Co. high school football team using smart helmets

Crescent High School's football team in Anderson County is using high tech helmets to monitor impact levels during practices in an effort to keep players safer. These "InSite Training Tool" helmets are made by Riddell, and use data from about 5 million impacts collected since 2004 to create impact profiles for each player and provide on-field alerts. Coaches hope it can be used as a tool to help lower chances of players suffering concussions.
July 27, 2018
Matthew Speakman

Danville team going high-tech with hard knocks

Danville will be using Riddell’s InSite Training Tool technology in its helmets this upcoming football season, becoming the first program in Alabama to have its seventh- through 12th-grade teams wearing the helmets. Eight other high schools in Alabama are utilizing this technology. Around 900 high schools across the country use InSite technology. Reflecting to that sophomore year, McGregory said he only exited the game when a teammate saw him zoning out in the huddle. He found out later that he had suffered a concussion.

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