Gear to protect your young athlete
Football is a physically challenging sport. It does seem frightening to send your kids to play a sport where injuries are quite common. This is why it is essential that you get your kids the best possible protective gear to keep them free from injures.
In order to help your child be successful and play well throughout a season it is essential to keep them fit and injury free. One of the best ways to stay injury free would be to get the right protective gear. In addition to keeping your child injury free, the right protective gear will also help improve their performance.
One of the major parts of your protective gear is shoulder pads. Getting the right shoulder pads depends on the position they are playing. If they are an offensive player such as a quarterback and running backs then they should have shoulder pads that are lighter and that offer better mobility. This will help keep them protected and at the same time it will not interfere with your performance. Defensive players such as linemen or full backs tend to get heavier shoulder pads which feature a lot more protective pads as they would need it.
Multi-purpose shoulder pads offer the best of both worlds. They are slightly heavier than pads used by quarter backs but are light enough for your child to make quick bursts without any problems. They usually have a locked in fit so there is no need to re adjust all the time.
The helmet is one of the most important parts of their protective gear. Most youth football helmets should be made from acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastic or a polycarbonate alloy. These materials are designed to withstand hard impact while not being overly heavy. Helmets should feature good ventilation for increased air flow and ventilation. The padding in a helmet is also quite important as it absorbs significant amounts of shock upon impact. The biggest problem with padding is durability. Thermoplastic Urethane based padding is durable and doesn’t require a break in period. Helmets also make a great showcase for your desk at work or at home. The San Francisco 49ers revolution helmet would be a great and inspiring gift for a young aspiring athlete.