Next to the holidays, it’s the second craziest time of year: back-to-school and fall. That means football is in the air – on television, in tailgating and in our kids sports. If you don’t happen to follow my blog (you’re missing out!), it’s pretty obvious by the title that football plays a huge part in our lives. And having a son, I know it’s only a matter of time before he too will take the field.
I’ve been doing my research.
I’ve gone to NFL football training camps to see just how safe and dangerous these sports can be. I’ve looked into the stats on concussions and dehydration.
And I’ve come up with the conclusion that yes, my son will still play football (if he wants to).
So, with that, now I’m looking into the best possible ways to keep him safe. From knowing my coach is USAfootball certified, to checking his helmets and shoulder pads, to adding some extra 2nd Skull protection, I feel pretty confident that my son will be able to enjoy the sport safely. Look I get it, I cannot prevent a concussion, but I can’t prevent a car accident either. That doesn’t mean I don’t drive anywhere – I just make sure the vehicle and car seat are the best possible options.
No product can prevent a concussion, but 2nd Skull products do add additional impact protection. 2nd Skull helps protect an athlete by providing a thin layer of material designed to absorb repeated, sustained impact at a high strain rate. This additional protection is crucial for defense against traumatic brain injury,* an affliction found to be more and more prevalent among American athletes.
Youth football participation continues to decline. “According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they’re not comfortable letting their child play football,” says Federico Olivares, CEO of 2nd Skull, LLC. “We are transparent about our claims and know that no helmet or headgear can eliminate or reduce head injuries including concussions. Based on research from the Cleveland Clinic, we know that even non-concussive head injuries can also lead to long term health issues. This is where 2ND SKULL® wants to play. We need to do everything that we can as parents and coaches to protect athletes”.
Bottom line: These caps are proven to add up to 35% more impact protection to a standard sports helmet.
Best Sports for use:
You can use 2nd Skull with any sport – in fact, Max has been wearing it under his bike and scooter helmet. He also just rocks it during soccer practice, because, they even look cool on a three-year-old on its own without a helmet.
They also make headbands (even in pink!) that are good for wearing during volleyball, or even snowboarding/skiing like we love to do in the winter.
- Absorbs more than 90% of energy when impacted at high strain rates
- Breathable, contouring and lightweight for a comfortable wear
- Microban® antimicrobial protection to defend against odors and stains – and they’re washable!
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