Rocksolid Blog

Strategies, News & Tips from the Pros

It’s never been easier to protect your players and win more games. Our goal is to help you compete at the highest level. But we also realize coaches and program managers have a lot on their plates, which is why we strive to keep the process stress-free, so that you can stay focused on doing what you do best. We can’t emphasize this enough: purchasing RockSolid...

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Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention Inc, in Indianapolis, recently gathered data on concussions in youth, high school, and college football. The data was collected from 2012-2013, and offered up some very interesting finds. The most fascinating discovery was that in high school football, most concussions occur during practice, not during the games. According to the data, 58% of concussions in high school...

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As injury worries in football continue to grow, opinions on how to make the game safer are varied and widespread. Ideas range from eliminating "full tackling" in practice, to getting rid of helmets altogether. Some lawmakers in Washington D.C. have even tried to pass legislation eliminating, or at least greatly reducing, the amount of contact in practice. However, as former players, we believe there’s a...

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2015 continues to be a huge year for player safety! In recent months, over 200 programs have joined the RockSolid movement to protect players with our soft-shell headgear. Now is the time to make this the best offseason you’ve ever had. Protect your players, and win more games during the regular season. Any time players are on the field without full pads, they would benefit from wearing...

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In a very thorough and well-researched article on concussions in sports, Brian Burnsed digs deep into the science behind concussions, and the research efforts underway across the country to gain a better understanding of concussion's effect on the brain, both short and long-term. In doing so, Burnsed points out that we are perhaps decades away from understanding concussions fully. Meanwhile, we ought to be...

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