Protect what's most important when you put your body on the line for the game, and your team. Physical play is part of the game, but serious injury to the head and neck happens all the time, and can end a career before it even begins. Concussions especially, and their long term effects are in the news every day, and continue to be researched by medical professionals. Guard against these problems and continue to play hard when you suit up with an advanced and solid football helmet from Sports Unlimited.
Football helmets first became widespread in the s, although the level of protection they offered was minimal. Hard leather helmets lessened bumps and scratches but were ineffective in serious injury prevention and many players suffered concussions or even worse trauma. In , John T. Riddel introduced plastic helmets, which were a step up from the leather crowns that players used to wear, but still posed problems because they frequently shattered. In , helmets started to be made with the addition of a full face mask.
The action happens quickly when you're out on the football field, and it's important to have the right padding and equipment to stay safe. Kids' football helmets have different styles of facemasks to suit your preferences. An open design offers increased visibility as you try to avoid tacklers, or look for a closed design that gives increased protection. Schutt football helmets with EVA padding provide cushioning for your head, and look for Riddell football helmets that feature a 4-point inflation system for a custom fit. When you're on the practice fields, standard helmets are fine, but when the lights turn on and it's game time, you need customized football helmets to show off your team pride.
You need the best protection available in a helmet and League Outfitters has that in our top of the line Schutt and Riddell helmets. League Outfitters has the best selection of the best helmets out there like the No. TPU thermoplastic urethane cushioning is the most advanced impact absorption system in football and proven to absorb more impact across a wider variety of temperatures than any other helmet on the field. Add in the Tektonic plates, stabilization system and integrated liner system and you have the best rated helmet available. If you are a loyal Riddell player, League Outfitters has got you covered.