What the Experts Are Saying

…helmets used in youth football have historically been scaled-down “little adult” versions of varsity helmets. Therefore, scaling down varsity football helmets fails to consider youth players’ impact conditions, developing spinal musculature, maturing brain, and...

Why NFL Helmets Will Never Be Concussion-Proof

The problem is ultimately one of physics. All helmets work under the same principle. The force striking one’s head–acceleration mixed with mass–can’t actually be prevented. Physics says that energy has to go somewhere, right? What good helmets do is...

High school football helmets tested for concussion risk

The high school football season has kicked off across Minnesota and players’ safety is a big concern. The Minnesota Health Department estimates high school football players suffered more than 1,300 concussions last year. There is no doubt that good equipment can...