Dan Matthiesen starts educating players on the details of equipment safety early in their careers at Cal. In fact, his education begins with recruits.
Planning far enough in advance sets great equipment managers apart from the good ones. Planning for everything defines a quality equipment manager.
It’s important for football coaches, in particular, to understand how to properly fit a football helmet. The helmet is the first line of defense for a player’s head, and a properly fitted helmet can decrease the likelihood of a head injury.