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Strategies, News & Tips from the Pros

Watch the video below, and you will see why we believe it is so important for young players to be wearing soft-shell helmets during so-called "non-contact" drills. This is especially true for players attending scouting camps, where every player wants to impress scouts and coaches--which inevitably leads to VERY physical play. During these camps, players run into each other at full speed, fall down, receive...

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This week, RockSolid will be in Texas. Texas has been the leader thus far in protecting players. We have had more inquiries/orders from Texas than any other state in the country, and we are proud to be working with dozens of programs in all four corners of the state. We just received confirmation our headgear is not considered a piece of contact equipment, therefore...

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Spring football and 7v7 are about to start, so we wanted to take a minute to remind everyone of the benefits of using RockSolid head protection during the spring. Top 4 reasons to use RockSolid head protection during the spring/preseason: 1) Keep the level of competition high while reducing injury risk. No one wants to lose a player due to accidental injury in non-contact drills or...

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Ben Utecht was part of the Cincinnati Bengals team that was featured on the 2009 season of HBO's popular show Hard Knocks, which offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at NFL players during the pre-season. In 2009, Utecht was still in his 20's, and just entering the prime of his NFL career. However, after a violent collision during practice, which left Utecht unconscious for almost two...

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In February, the NFL indefinitely suspended its program to put sensors in player helmets beginning in the 2015-2016 season. These censors were intended to measure and record the frequency and severity of head impacts. The censors would also alert team personnel when a player sustains a head impact above a certain “concussion” threshold. The censors were to collect data all season long—during practices and games—which...

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