Did you know that 3.8 million athletes each year suffer from concussions? And that 85% of them go undetected?
And consider this:
- Football players aged 6-17 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for about 8,631 concussions each year (2011 study by Nationwide Children’s Hospital).
- High school football players take, on average, 650 blows to the head every season (CNN).
Those facts astound me. I know the seriousness of the injury. My son had one last year while playing college football and was out for 3 weeks.
That’s why I interested to learn about Guardian Caps, the protective helmet cover that can add a layer of protection to your child’s helmet.
A Mom’s concern
The Guardian Cap was created by two companies working together: POC (Protecting Our Children) Ventures and PSE (inventors of the ProCap).
And Protecting Our Children was launched by a mom who saw the need for better protective headgear for kids wanting to play their hearts out.
“The information out there on the long-term effects of concussions is disturbing, to say the least,” says Erin Hanson, mom of 4 girls and a boy. “Did you know that most concussions are suffered during practice, days before the big game? Did you know that over two thousand former NFL players are suing the league for long term effects of the concussions and head injuries they suffered while playing with helmets very similar to the ones our children are wearing today?”
Scary, isn’t it?
Spread the word
If your child plays a contact sport like football, it’s time to introduce coaches, leagues and other parents to Guardian Caps. Do the research; test the product. Please understand that Guardian caps CANNOT reduce the risk of concussion but anything that adds protection is worth a second look.
Yes, this is a paid review. But I stand by my promise to only review products that will help sports parents and their young athletes have a better youth sports experience.
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