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July 14, 2019
James Ogletree

ACA using technology to keep football players safer

The American Christian Academy football program has made significant advances over the last 15 years, rising from Class 1A to Class 4A. Last week the team announced another advance, this one in player safety. The school has invested in Riddell’s Insite Training Tool (ITT) technology, software embedded in the players’ helmets that allows the team to monitor the hits each player sustains. The cost is $100 to $200 more than a normal helmet, according to ACA head coach Chris Smelley, and the school purchased enough for 65 players.
July 11, 2019
Peter Schwartz

Riddell’s Production and Distribution Center In Ohio Is A Sight To Be Seen

When your child gets ready to hit the football field, either for practice or a game, generally the last piece of equipment to be put on is the most important and that’s the helmet. Whether it’s a helmet that the program or school distributed or it’s a helmet that you purchased for your child, there is certainly a story as to how that helmet made its journey from its inception to being on your child’s head.
July 03, 2019
Joe Buczek

Detroit Lions Surprise Lake City Football Program

The Detroit Lions concluded their four-day stop at Lake City High School on Wednesday as part of their 2019 summer fundamentals camp for youth players. More than 100 campers were in attendance for Wednesday’s event that featured former Lions wide receiver great Herman Moore.
July 02, 2019
Nick Glesing

USA Football’s Protection Tour Presented by Riddell Rolls into the Bay Area

USA Football’s 2019 Protection Tour continued last Friday night in Santa Clara, Calif., home of the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium and SAP Performance Facility. Bay Area youth players and their families joined USA Football, Riddell and the 49ers for an evening of fun, fitness and football.
June 29, 2019
Jeremy Reisman

Detroit Lions offering unique support to youth football with ‘Touchdown in Your Town’

To the untrained eye, Thursday morning at Ford Field looked like an ordinary summer day. A group of young children were going through football drills and scrimmaging with the kind of exuberance you’d expect from kids during summer playing on the same field of their favorite professional team. That alone is a treat of its own, but for the Detroit Lions, it’s just another summer. The team has held these kind of youth football camps every summer for the past 16 years.
June 25, 2019
Nick Glesing

USA Football’s Protection Tour Presented by Riddell Kicks Off in Philadelphia

The USA Football 2019 Protection Tour began Sunday in Philadelphia, the first of six stops this summer. The tour kicked off with nearly 200 youth players and their families out at the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex for a free event in which they learned the game’s fundamentals from some of the area’s top youth coaches and safety experts. The athletes were individually fit for helmets for the upcoming season by Riddell, and parents were educated on how to ensure their child has the proper protection to enjoy the fun and fitness of football.
June 24, 2019
WVLT 8

Peyton Manning, Riddell team up again for "Smarter Football"

Riddell recently unveiled Peoria High School as its Team of the Future to celebrate the launch of the 2019 Smarter Football program. The Peoria High School Lions, known for their progressive approach to football, became one of the first high schools in the country completely outfitted with the latest in football head protection and smart helmet technologies.
May 30, 2019
Barry Wilner

Helmet tour: Seeking safest possible head protection

There probably never will be a perfect football helmet. That doesn’t mean manufacturers won’t chase that goal. A tour of the Riddell headquarters makes that absolutely clear. Innovation, imagination, analytics, all with advancements in the product and enhancements of player safety as the objective. Those advancements have occurred in this century at varied paces. Some improvements have developed over a period of years, while others — particularly nowadays with so many steps forward in technology and analytics — happened rapidly and will continue to do so.
May 20, 2019
WAOW

Packers, USA Football award NFL-funded grants to local youth, school-based football programs

The Green Bay Packers and USA Football recently awarded grants for new equipment, uniforms and other resources to several youth and scholastic football programs throughout Wisconsin. According to a press release issued by the team Monday, the grants provided the following resources from USA Football partners: football equipment from Riddell...
May 20, 2019
Baltimore Ravens

Ravens Outfit Local Youth Football Programs

Alongside the NFL Foundation and USA Football, the Ravens awarded equipment grants to 15 other Baltimore-area youth and school-based programs. Each equipment grant is valued at $1,000 and provides resources such as: tackle football equipment from Riddell, flag football equipment, uniforms, field and practice equipment, wearable technology from Catapult and more.
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