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 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

Measure width of the athlete’s shoulders, and the circumference of the athlete’s chest using a cloth or plastic measuring tape.

Refer to the sizing chart for the corresponding size of Under Shield. GameBreaker recommends going up in size if an athlete is on the cusp of two sizes.

Once you determine the size of the shoulder pad, put the GBUS on over the head and secure the elastic straps to the front of the pad to hook them securely onto the player.

Spot check to make sure that the athlete’s AC joints are covered and that the under shield fits comfortably and is not too tight under the arms.

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.