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July 22, 2020
Dylan Savela

SAFETY FIRST: Bear Lake football program awarded grant for new helmets

Starting a football program from scratch isn't an easy task. It's bound to take commitment and patience to reach a desired level of success.
July 17, 2020
Meg Shaw

North Ridgeville's football helmet manufacturer, Riddell, playing catch up after shut down

In North Ridgeville, hundreds of employees inside Riddell are working to make sure athletes are protected while on the football field. The football helmet manufacturer shut down earlier this year for nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus.
July 13, 2020
Lyric Aquino

North Ridgeville football equipment company Riddell hosts job fair

Despite being in the middle of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Riddell is hiring upwards of 60 employees at 7501 Performance Lane in North Ridgeville. The company held a job fair July 11 for the community and encouraged applicants from the surrounding areas to fill out applications and to be treated to a lunch with hot dogs and popcorn.
July 02, 2020
Lauren Bonneau

Riddell Adopts SaaS-Based Automation to Run Its Programs with Ease

As sports facilities start to reopen after the COVID-19 lockdown — evidenced by NASCAR racing resuming on May 16, 2020 and the announcement that the NBA season will continue on July 31 — it looks like professional sports and likely collegiate games will soon resume to some extent, albeit with social-distancing rules in place and spectatorship not quite what it once was. This prospect is welcome news for holding company BRG Sports, parent company of Riddell, which designs, develops, and markets innovative sports equipment, smart helmet technology, team apparel, and accessories.
June 30, 2020
Shannon Allen

Lyles building his program at Douglas

New head coach Brandon Lyles is encouraged by the attitudes and work ethic exhibited by the Douglas football players who attended workouts during June, which was Lyles’ first month in charge of his alma mater’s program. “From when we first started it just seems like our numbers have grown,” Lyles said. “Then we kind of had a setback. Some of them had been exposed, or been around somebody [who tested positive for COVID-19], so they’ve been pulled away for 14 days. Trying to get those guys back will be huge.
June 17, 2020
Sam Eggleston

Pro-level athlete tech is filtering down to your high school’s football team

When Chris Messano lined up as a Northern Michigan University Wildcats wide receiver in the early 2000s, he remembers the then-high tech way the school trained its player. The Division II football program had a coach who was responsible for cutting up VHS tape into offense- and defense-specific film and making copies to share.
June 03, 2020

Watch behind-the-scenes footage of the Rams' uniform redesign

It’s not often a team undergoes a complete rebrand, but the Los Angeles Rams ventured down that path this offseason with new logos, new uniforms, a new helmet and touched-up colors. It was a process more than two years in the making, culminating in two major reveals this spring.
May 29, 2020
Robert Allen

Time for You to be the Recruit, Check it Out

It's not exactly what Oklahoma State puts out on it's own, but let's play like. Coiski.com is a website that uses video and galleries to give viewers a behind the scenes look at sports, sports equipment, and sports facilities while advocating products. COISKI is also a full-service interactive agency that believes true “content is king.” As such, we are excited to help you tell your story to your communities through a variety of services.
May 26, 2020
Chloe Nordquist

Stay-at-home orders impacted football helmet reconditioning. Here’s what that means for high schools

While fans are wondering whether the upcoming football season will be played, coaches and equipment companies are making sure a very important piece of the puzzle is ready and up-to-date.
May 15, 2020
Barry Wilner

Analytics and data collecting spur helmet safety in football

While no one is actually playing football right now, analytics and data collecting are contributing to safety in the sport like at no other time. Riddell, which topped the recent NFL/NFLPA helmet ratings with three of its models, has dived so deep into the data that it’s discovering previously unexplored information.
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