In today’s football, all coaches are taking multi-faceted approaches to increase player safety for their programs. You’d be hard pressed to find a program that is not honing their tackling technique and keeping a watchful eye on the amount of contact in practice. Some programs are looking to go above and beyond in order to address the repetitive blows for both their players and their equipment.
Guardian Caps‘ padded helmet cover is engineered specifically for impact reduction. This cutting-edge soft-shell technology added to the outside of decades-old hard-shell football helmets reduces impact up to 33 percent.
What Are The Benefits?
- Augments existing helmets to make them pliable and able to more effectively manage energy
- Addresses accumulation of daily sub-concussive blows for OL, DL, LB, TE
- Pads blows to knees, hands, abdomen, etc. during Inside Run and position drills
- Reduces sound and vibrational frequencies; insulates heat in direct sunlight
How Does It Work?
Guardian Caps effectively reduce the overall buildup of small blows that occur over the course of a season by allowing greater energy dissipation at the point of contact with a pliable material. The cap is attached to the outside of the helmet in such a way that it allows for shifting and movement independently of the helmet, which redirects some of the blow upon contact.
The physics behind Guardian Caps is simple – an outer “soft” material of the proper density, stiffness and energy-absorbing properties reduces the initial severity of an impact. The hard shell of the helmet underneath then has lower forces transmitted to it, and in turn conveys lower forces to the interior soft helmet padding and then lower forces to the head. It’s the same thinking behind some of the most innovative safety technology in the world – very similar to NASCAR soft-wall technology – and now it’s available to protect football players of all ages and levels of competition.
Parent Peace Of Mind
It’s no secret that many parents today are having a tough time trusting their youngsters to the care of the football coach, especially with the spotlight on safety at the youth and high school levels where parents are deeply involved. Get a price quote on a team order of Guardian Caps for your program to help maintain or grow your participation numbers and depth chart.
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