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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 1 Comment

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 ...

Pulaski Academy’s Coach Who Never Punts Will Go For It On Shaw Sports Turf

Pulaski Academy is installing a new Shaw Sports Turf field featuring the Legion system. The private school, which has...

Unequal Body Protection Available For Fall Football Season

Unequal Technologies is offering an expanded selection of sports protective gear, with the Invincible and Cobalt shirts and Viper...

NFL, Zebra Technologies To Provide “Next Gen Stats”

The National Football League will install Zebra Technologies’ real-time location system (RTLS) for sports in 17 stadiums during the...

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...