In the News
August 20, 2018
Dolphins Head Coach, Matt Blake is putting an emphasis on making the game of football safer for his players. High-tech helmets like the Riddell In-Site Technology helmet are showing up more and more in youth sports.
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 07, 2018
Staff Reporters, The Sentinel
The Steelers, Nike, Wilson, Riddell, USA Football, the National Federation of State High School Associations and its member association, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, with financial assistance from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, have committed to provide jerseys, helmets, facility renovations and additional resources to help Midd-West kickstart their football program.
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.
July 31, 2018
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
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
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.
June 26, 2018
It’s possible these kind of impacts might be missed, which poses a much bigger problem. If a player has the symptoms of a concussion, but his coaches are unaware, there could be catastrophic consequences down the road.
This is exactly why Zanesville High School is introducing Riddell InSite technology in their helmets next season. Unveiled in 2013, the sensors placed in helmets track head impacts and relay information on the hits to a coach or trainer on the sideline, who uses a small handheld device to gauge what kind of force the hit had.
June 21, 2018
Many people have circled Thursday on their calendar as the official start of summer. But for aspiring college quarterbacks, Thursday is circled for a completely different reason. It’s the official start of the Manning Passing Academy.
June 21, 2018
When the McNeese State football team takes the field for the 2018 season, it will do so with the Cowboys wearing some state-of-the-art technology on their heads.
Less than two weeks after announcing a $100,000 donation to provide Riddell’s InSite Smart Helmet Technology to every varsity football player in Calcasieu Parish, The Lake Charles Memorial Foundation provided McNeese with a $15,000 check in the End Zone room in the McNeese Football Fieldhouse to bring the helmets and their technology to the college level in Lake Charles.