Equipment managers must build relationships with athletes, pay special attention to their history, and leverage innovative equipment to increase safety.
Whether it’s practice or a game, University of Wisconsin Badgers equipment manager Sam Wrobel is responsible for making sure the team has what it needs.
The No. 1 rule for football coaches at every level of the game doesn’t show up in your typical rulebook. The rule is, keep your players safe.
For the 2018 season, Kevin Kelley and the Pulaski Academy decided to take a hard look at new helmets for the entire football program. Here’s what happened.
Leo Boese’s rules on equipment usage are hard and fast, and he expects student-athletes to follow them. But he must remain steadfast in educating players.
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.