Since 2011, Virginia Tech researchers have been providing unbiased helmet and headgear ratings that allow consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing protective equipment. The Virginia Tech Helmet Lab, widely recognized as the prominent testing lab for helmet/headgear safety and protection in sport, recently conducted its second-ever testing of soccer protective headbands and equipment. […]
Concussions in Girls Sports: UW-Madison study on soft shell headgear largest in the U.S. UW-Madison has recently conducted the largest study of it’s kind on soft shell protective headbands. The study followed nearly 3,000 female soccer players, mostly in Wisconsin area high schools. Researchers initially found it difficult to convince coaches to take part. In […]
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. And participation is rising in the United States, where it’s widely considered a safer alternative to other contact sports like football, which is facing heightened scrutiny as media coverage of brain injuries among NFL players has trained a spotlight on the sport’s risks. But soccer players […]
There have been more studies around soccer and the potential effects heading the ball may have on a player. Read the full story at CNN.
Soccer has long been one of the most popular sports in the world, and just like in other sports, contact and non-contact, head injuries in youth sports are on the rise. Last night, Gamebreaker partnered with PrimeTime Sports to put on a friendly youth soccer safety match with the nationally ranked Solar Chelsea Soccer Club […]
It’s been known for years that multiple concussions, or repeated head trauma, can have long-lasting, severe consequences. Learning about former pro soccer players suffering from advanced dementia and other medical issues brought the problem into the public view. The soccer concussions suffered by high school or college players have not been totally ignored, by any means, […]
Recently the Los Angeles Times came out with a great article regarding soccer concussions, one that highlights the need for wearing Gamebreaker soccer helmets that help protect athletes while not affecting heading or other aspects of the game! Most of the concussions sustained by high school soccer players aren’t the result of heading the ball, […]
If you have ever experienced a head-related injury or watched your child take a serious hit during game-play, you understand the importance of protective headgear. Whether the regulations require headgear or not, it is important for you and/or your child to protect themselves and limit the risk of head injuries that could have potentially long-term […]
Concussions in sports are a growing issue as well as finding adequate ways to protect our children on the field. Whether a concussion results in severe damage or prevents an individual from playing the game they love, finding a safe solution is a necessity for athletic departments and organize sport organizations. The NFHS (National Federation […]
Last fall The Malibu Times ran an article on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and its institution of preventative measures to protect athletes against brain injury. A year later we explore new measures being taken at Malibu High School. Read more.