Fitting Guides

GameBreaker Product Fitting Guides

GameBreaker-GB

Please follow these steps to properly fit your athlete's for GameBreaker-GB Headgear.

Step 1: Inspect the headgear for any damage.
Athletes should NEVER wear damaged headgear.

Step 2: Measure head circumference.
Use a flexible measuring tape to measure around your head. For best results, use a plastic/cloth measuring tape. Alternately, you may use a piece of string or cord and then measure the length of the cord.

Measure the athlete’s head circumference. This is a two-person task:

Keeping the tape parallel to the floor, make sure the tape measure touches the following points on the
head:

A. 1 inch above the brow line
B. ½ inch above the ears

Note: For those with thicker hair, compress tape measure until feeling the hair “push back” or create
slight resistance to the tape measure. This will serve as a good approximation for the helmet fit.

Step 3: Select headgear size.
Refer to the size chart for a starting point in selecting a headgear size. You may need to go up or down in size after checking for proper fit.  GameBreaker recommends going with a larger size if the athlete’s
head circumference is between sizes.

Step 4: Put on the headgear and adjust the fit.

  • Place index fingers into the helmet’s ear holes, have the athlete lower his/her chin, place the front brow of the helmet to the athlete’s forehead and roll the helmet on from front to back.
  • Fitting chin straps:
    • To fasten the chin strap:
      1. Thread the Strap through the loop.
      2. Pull strap back under the chin.
      3. Tighten the strap until flat and snug under the athlete’s chin and fasten the Velcro pieces together.
    • Chin straps need to be securely fastened FLAT and SNUG under the athlete’s chin.
    • Once chin strap is adjusted for proper fit the athlete should feel firm pressure and still be able to open his/her mouth like a yawn.
    • Athletes should never practice or play with an unfastened chin strap.

Step 5: Adjust the back laces.
Tighten the back laces until the athlete feels a snug, firm fit on his/her head. Tie the laces to secure the fit.

Step 6: Check final fit.
If the helmet does not meet ALL of the following check list items, the player needs a different size helmet:

  1.  The helmet rests 1″ above the eyebrow.
  2. The player’s ear canal is lined up with the helmet’s ear holes and you can see the player’s ear canal through the helmet’s ear holes.
  3. The back of the player’s head is completely covered, and the athlete feels a snug, firm fit on his/her head.

Check for gaps. The helmet should be in full contact all around the athlete’s head and there should be no gaps between the athlete’s head and the helmet.

GameBreaker-PRO

Please follow these steps to properly fit your athlete's for GameBreaker-PRO Headgear.

Step 1: Inspect the headgear for any damage.
Athletes should NEVER wear damaged headgear.

Step 2: Measure head circumference.
Use a flexible measuring tape to measure around your head. For best results, use a plastic/cloth measuring tape. Alternately, you may use a piece of string or cord and then measure the length of the cord.

Measure the athlete’s head circumference. This is a two-person task:

Keeping the tape parallel to the floor, make sure the tape measure touches the following points on the head:

A. 1 inch above the brow line
B. ½ inch above the ears

Note: For those with thicker hair, compress tape measure until feeling the hair “push back” or create
slight resistance to the tape measure. This will serve as a good approximation for the helmet fit.

Step 3: Select headgear size.
Refer to the size chart for a starting point in selecting a headgear size. You may need to go up or down in size after checking for proper fit.  GameBreaker recommends going with a larger size if the athlete’s
head circumference is between sizes.

Step 4: Put on the headgear and adjust the fit.

  • Place index fingers into the helmet’s ear holes, have the athlete lower his/her chin, place the front brow of the helmet to the athlete’s forehead and roll the helmet on from front to back.
  • Fitting chin straps:
    • To fasten the chin strap:
      1. Thread the Strap through the loop.
      2. Pull strap back under the chin.
      3. Tighten the strap until flat and snug under the athlete’s chin and fasten the Velcro pieces together.
    • Chin straps need to be securely fastened FLAT and SNUG under the athlete’s chin.
    • Once chin strap is adjusted for proper fit the athlete should feel firm pressure and still be able to open his/her mouth like a yawn.
    • Athletes should never practice or play with an unfastened chin strap.

Step 5: Check final fit.
If the helmet does not meet ALL of the following check list items, the player needs a different size helmet:

  1.  The helmet rests 1″ above the eyebrow.
  2. The player’s ear canal is lined up with the helmet’s ear holes and you can see the player’s ear canal through the helmet’s ear holes.
  3. The back of the player’s head is completely covered, and the athlete feels a snug, firm fit on his/her head.

Check for gaps. The helmet should be in full contact all around the athlete’s head and there should be no gaps between the athlete’s head and the helmet.

GameBreaker-AURA Headband

Step 1: Inspect the headgear for any damage.
Athletes should NEVER wear damaged headgear.

Step 2: Measure head circumference.
Use a flexible measuring tape to measure around your head. For best results, use a plastic/cloth measuring tape. Alternately, you may use a piece of string or cord and then measure the length of the cord.

Measure the athlete’s head circumference. This is a two-person task:

Keeping the tape parallel to the floor, make sure the tape measure touches the following points on the
head:

  • 1 inch above the brow line
  • ½ inch above the ears

Note: For those with thicker hair, compress tape measure until feeling the hair “push back” or create
slight resistance to the tape measure. This will serve as a good approximation for the aura fit.

Step 3: Select AURA size.
Refer to the size chart for a starting point in selecting a headgear size. You may need to go up or down in size after checking for proper fit.  GameBreaker recommends going with a larger size if the athlete’s
head circumference is between sizes

GameBreaker-AURA Soccer Headbands are engineered with SNAP-TECH CELLS that are designed to snap apart and work with the inner band for an individualized, snug, comfortable fit. it is OK if the cells snap and fall into place, Do Not Start By Pulling Cells Apart.
  • XS-S: 17″ – 20″
  • M-L: 20″ – 23″
  • XL-2XL: 23″ -26″

Step 4: Put on the AURA and adjust the fit.

Make sure the AURA is slightly above your eyebrow.

GameBreaker Stealth Helmet Liner

Installation:

Printed side with the anti-microbial treatment goes against the player’s head. The wider, flared end goes to the front of the helmet.

Insert the Stealth Liner into the helmet until the liner is flat against the existing padding and is flush to the edges.

Fit and Finish:

Place the helmet with the Stealth Liner installed on to the users head and adjust according to the standard fitting guidelines for your specific hard shell helmet. Using the edge of the helmet (or hat) as a guide, trace a line to mark any over material overhang. Remove the Stealth Liner from the helmet, use scissors to trim to size using the line as your guide.

GameBreaker Under Shield Practice Pads

Using a flexible tape, measure (in inches):

  1. Measure the Athlete’s chest:
    Measure around the upper torso of the player beginning and ending at the center of the player’s chest. The number that appears when the measuring tape meets is the player’s chest size.

  2. Measure the athlete’s shoulder width:
    Measure over the shoulders beginning at the tip of the left Humerus and ending at the tip of the right Humerus. Then number that appears over the right Humerus is the player’s shoulder width measurement. DO NOT measure up and over the neck and neck muscles for your measurement.

Select a size:
Based on the player’s measurements, use the GameBreaker size chart to select the proper pad size and style.

Put the GameBreaker Under Shield on and check for fit:

  • Securing the straps:
    • Secure the back of the Under Shield to the front using the elastic straps.
    • The straps should establish a tight fit in the chest and back areas without impeding the athlete’s breathing, and without rubbing, irritating or interfering with the athlete’s under arm region.
    • The tighter the fit the better the shoulder pad performs. Loose straps can lead to injury.
    • Ensure the left side is attached to the same number of Velcro squares as the right side (i.e. if the left side is attached to the 3rd Velcro square, the ride side should also be attached to the 3rd Velcro square)
      Remind the player that the Under Shield MUST be fastened correctly (tight) EVERY time they wear it.

The Under Shield should fit snug by not confining.

Shoulder Diagram

Final Check:

Make sure that there is no pinching or binding in the collar or neck opening. The player should be able to move his/her neck side to side without pinching or binding the skin located around the neck opening. Have the player move his/her head in all directions to ensure there is no
pinching or binding.

 

Saftey Warning

No helmet or headgear can completely prevent head, brain, or neck injuries, including paralysis or death, a player might receive while participating in sports. Do not use this helmet to butt, ram, or spear an opposing player. This can result in severe head or neck injuries, paralysis, or death to you and possible injury to your opponent. Incidental contact in sports may result in CONCUSSION AND OTHER SERIOUS BRAIN INJURIES, which no helmet or headgear can prevent.

Symptoms include: loss of consciousness, inability to recall events prior to or after contact, dizziness, headache, nausea, and/or confusion. If you have any symptoms, immediately stop playing and report them to your coach, trainer, and parents. Do not return to play until all symptoms are gone and you have received medical clearance from a doctor. ENGAGING IN ANY FURTHER CONTACT PRIOR TO THE RESOLUTION OF ALL SUCH SYMPTOMS AND THE RECEIPT OF MEDICAL CLEARANCE MAY LEAD TO ANOTHER CONCUSSION AND OTHER SERIOUS BRAIN INJURIES.