Equipment managers must build relationships with athletes, pay special attention to their history, and leverage innovative equipment to increase safety.
Good coaches and equipment managers know they can improve the safety of players by paying close attention to how shoes fit.
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.
The annual release of the NFL Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results ranks football helmets on the ability to reduce head impact severity measures in laboratory testing. Learn more about what these helmet rankings mean for football coaches and equipment managers.