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2014 Virginia Tech Helmet Study: 5 New Helmets Earn 5 Stars

2014 Virginia Tech Helmet Study: 5 New Helmets Earn 5 Stars

May 23, 2014 No Comments

Virginia Tech has released the updated results of its adult football helmet ratings, which are designed to identify key differences between the abilities of individual helmets to reduce the risk of concussion. All five of the new adult football helmets that were introduced in spring 2014 earned the 5-star mark, which is the highest rating ...

Schutt Sports Challenges Authenticity Of Virginia Tech STAR Rating System

Schutt Sports Challenges Authenticity Of Virginia Tech STAR Rating System

June 7, 2012 No Comments

Football helmet manufacturer Schutt Sports has challenged the STAR rating system for football helmets developed by Virginia Tech University. According to Schutt, the study does not take into consideration a multitude of significant factors and may give parents, coaches and players an inaccurate impression and a false sense of security when evaluating the performance of ...

NOCSAE Raises Issues With Virginia Tech STAR Rating System

NOCSAE Raises Issues With Virginia Tech STAR Rating System

June 6, 2012 No Comments

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) issued the following statement after recent release of the 2012 Virginia Tech STAR ratings. “The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) advocates ongoing research on athletic safety in order to gain a deeper understanding of protecting athletes from concussions. However, NOCSAE does ...

Helmet Manufacturers Comment On Virginia Tech Helmet Study

Helmet Manufacturers Comment On Virginia Tech Helmet Study

May 11, 2012 No Comments

A total of 15 adult football helmets were evaluated using the STAR evaluation system in the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings study released May 1. Those ratings can be seen here. FootballCoachDaily.com reached out to the helmet manufacturers included in the study and asked for comment on the study. Those comments can be seen below and ...

Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings – Adult Football Helmet Ratings – May 2012

Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings – Adult Football Helmet Ratings – May 2012

May 1, 2012 5 Comments

A total of 15 adult football helmet models that have been evaluated using the STAR evaluation system are included in the May 2012 Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings. All 15 helmets included in the ratings have been made available to consumers at the time of publication. Helmets with lower STAR values provide a reduction in concussion ...

Cleveland Browns’ Joe Haden To Wear Unequal During 2014 Season

Cleveland Browns all-pro defensive back Joe Haden has signed a multi-year endorsement agreement with Unequal Technologies, the leading provider...

7 Critical Variables For Training Speed, Agility and Quickness

Athletes who want to be successful in their chosen sports should not take a casual approach to their speed,...

4 “Hit-And-Shed” Linebacker Drills From Lou Tepper

  Currently the defensive coordinator at the University of Buffalo and a man with over 40 years of collegiate...

Arena Football League To Require Helmet Sensors

The Arena Football League (AFL), in partnership with Brain Sentry,  became the first professional sports league to require helmet-mounted...