USA TODAY | High School Sports February 28, 2019
HELMET REQUIREMENTS APPROVED BY TEXAS 7-ON-7 FOOTBALL ORGANIZATION
By Logan Newman
USA TODAY High School Sports
As 7-on-7 football continues its rapid spike in popularity, the Texas association has taken a step to make the sport safer.
In January, the Texas State 7on7 Organization passed a rule requiring players to wear soft-shell, cap-style helmets that have a four- or five-star rating by a Virginia Tech study. This rule will be implemented for the 2019 state tournament and the 2020 season.
“We want to be proactive, once again, in what we do to put our kids in a position to be safe more than anything else because this is just a game of touch football…”
Executive Director, Texas State 7on7 Organization