Because of its violent nature and the sheer numbers of people who play, football is the leading cause of school sports injuries. Aside from minor aches and pains, common football injuries include ankle sprains, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, and concussions.

Fortunately, many football injuries can be prevented by wearing the right equipment, playing within the rules, and using proper technique.

It is imperative to recondition and recertify athletic equipment in order to maintain your and your athletes’ safety on the field. With the impact that comes with contact sports, helmets and shoulder pads, as well as other athletic equipment, can break down over time. Cracks and wear can compromise the integrity of the equipment, and in turn, the safety of the athlete. Heads Up Helmets will give you the peace of mind that the equipment your athlete is using will be the very best defense against injury. While some injuries are inevitable in sports, it’s important to do what we can to minimize the chance and severity of injury wherever possible.

 

Heads Up Helmets recommends that helmets and athletic equipment be reconditioned and recertified annually. Reconditioning equipment annually ensures that helmets and other athletic equipment performs by standards set by National Operating Committee of Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). Heads Up Helmets is currently pending membership and certification by National Athletic Equipment Reconditioning Association (NAERA).

 

WARNING- NO HELMET CAN PREVENT ALL SERIOUS HEAD OR NECK INJURIES A PLAYER MIGHT RECEIVE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN FOOTBALL, HOCKEY, LACROSSE, OR BASEBALL/SOFTBALL. HELMETS MUST BE FITTED AND PROPERLY MAINTAINED IF THEY ARE TO SERVE THE PLAYER. CONTACT MAY RESULT IN CONCUSSION AND BRAIN INJURY, WHICH NO HELMET CAN PREVENT. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: LOSS OF CONCIOUSNESS OR MEMORY, DIZZINESS, HEADACHE, NAUSEA, OR CONFUSION. IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, IMMEDIATELY STOP PLAYING AND REPORT THEM TO YOUR COACH, TRAINER, AND PARENTS. DO NOT RETURN TO A GAME OR PRACTICE UNTIL ALL SYMPTOMS ARE GONE AND YOU HAVE RECEIVED MEDICAL CLEARANCE. IGNORING THIS WARNING MAY LEAD TO ANOTHER AND MORE SERIOUS OR FATAL BRAIN INJURY. DO NOT USE YOUR HELMET TO BUTT, RAM, OR SPEAR AN OPPOSING PLAYER. THIS IS IN VIOLATION OF RULES AND SUCH USE CAN RESULT IN SEVERE HEAD OR NECK INJURIES, PARALYSIS, OR DEATH TO YOU AND POSSIBLE INJURY TO YOUR OPPONENT.