In the News
October 14, 2019
The rigors of the season can take a toll on protective equipment. Specifically, in order to keep helmets functioning at a high level from the first day of training camp to the day you turn it in for reconditioning, some in-season maintenance can go a...
September 25, 2019
As the 2019 football season begins, the McCarthy Auto Group is proud to announce its partnership with Riddell, the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association and PrepsKC, once again promoting Smarter Football with Riddell InSite technology. This marks the sixth season of the on-going partnership.
September 05, 2019
Des Plaines-based company Riddell is on a mission to tackle a safety problem that continues to plague football players. The company has been collecting data of on-field impacts for 15 years, using it to produce the safest helmets. It's also responsible for many of the helmets on the NFL’s approved list. For the first time ever, the league is demanding players choose from an approved list, or they don’t play.
August 30, 2019
To further increase player safety at Braden River, [Frank] Post applied for a grant through USA Football on July 2, 2018. By Aug. 1, it was approved and 10 of Riddell’s SpeedFlex helmets with InSite technology, valued at $500 per helmet, made there way to the East Manatee campus.
August 26, 2019
Barnesville High School is switching over to Riddell Speedflex helmets with InSite technology. InSite training tool can track the severity of a hit, what area of the head was hit and the amount of times the area was impacted.
The technology also gives data on what times the most impact was caused, this can be especially helpful during practice to keep track of what drills are causing the most impact.
August 23, 2019
The Tommy McNamara Charitable Foundation is always looking for ways to make a direct impact on the lives of youth in the community. So, when the Kennebunk Youth Football Program reached out over the winter in need of help with the purchase of 120 top-of-the-line helmets, it was a match made in heaven. The foundation has used its main event – an annual Wiffle ball tournament held at the Tommy McNamara Wiffle Ball Field in Kennebunk – as a springboard for various causes such as the donation of a Beach Wheelchair for Gooch’s Beach and the provision of scholarships for the Kennebunk Recreation Department’s Summer Day Camp. Helping supply 120 youth football players with Riddell Speedflex helmets can also be added to the list.
August 13, 2019
For 250 kids in the tri-state area, many of whom are New York Giants and Jets fans, this weekend was an opportunity of a lifetime. These youth football players, along with parents and coaches, got to attend the USA Football Protection Tour, a free one-day football camp at MetLife Stadium.
Part of the experience included Riddell representatives onsite to properly fit each participant for a helmet. If a child had their own helmet, the proper adjustments were made. If the child just needed to be measured, Riddell had helmets on site to get proper measurements and share with youth football leagues. Riddell also presented on how to properly fit helmets on your own.
August 12, 2019
The Pebble Hills Spartans are the first local high school football team in El Paso to receive their ‘El Paso Strong’ helmet decals.
As KTSM 9 Sports first reported last week, Riddell Sports has donated 8,000 of these decals to roughly 35 high schools in El Paso. Riddell extending their efforts to help the community heal after a gunman killed 22 people and wounded more than two dozen others at the Cielo Vista Walmart on August 3.
August 09, 2019
This summer the Detroit Lions surprised five communities across the state as part of the launch of their new initiative, Detroit Lions Touchdown in Your Town. Each school was given with a $10,000 grant for their high school football program from the Lions, new football helmets in partnership with Riddell, a chocolate milk grant from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and equipment grants from USA Football.
August 09, 2019
In just three short weeks, high school football players from the El Paso area will take to the field for the start of the high school football season.
Players will try to put the focus back on football in the coming days, but they'll be doing it with heavy hearts following Saturday's deadly mass shooting at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall.
Riddell, a company that provides sports equipment to schools across the country, is hoping to help in the healing process by donating "El Paso Strong" decals to all El Paso area high schools.