The Big South Conference announced that football helmet manufacturer VICIS has been added to the league’s lineup of top corporate partners.
Under the multi-year partnership, Big South Conference head football coaches, trainers and equipment managers will have access to on-field safety-related educational seminars provided by VICIS personnel, as well as receive significant discounts toward the purchase of helmets and accessories, all with the goal of improving student-athlete safety in the sport of football.
The VICIS ZERO1 recently ranked first for the third consecutive year in the National Football League (NFL) and the NFL Players Association’s (NFLPA) Helmet Performance Testing, which assesses the performance of all helmets used in the NFL to determine their ability to best reduce the severity of head impacts. The ZERO1 outperformed 33 other helmets tested.
“We want to do everything we can to ensure the safety of our student-athletes, and that includes providing them with the opportunity to utilize the best protective gear available,” says Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander. “VICIS is a leader in the industry and we are confident in their ability to provide student-athletes with the highest level of protection possible.”
“We are proud to partner with Commissioner Kallander and the Big South Conference to provide broader access to our helmet technology,” added Dave Marver, VICIS CEO and co-founder. “We also look forward to working together to better educate players about helmets so they can make well informed decisions this season and beyond.”
The VICIS ZERO1 features a deformable outer shell and a unique columnar layer designed to slow impact forces while enhancing player performance. Players from more than 1,200 high school programs and 150 professional and college teams are wearing the ZERO1.