BEST HELMET FOR YOUTH ATHLETES STARTING OUT
If your athlete is just starting out and is between the ages of 8-10 there is a few things you need to know after signing them up to play.
1) Have FUN!!. At this age it is all about learning the fundamentals of the game, being a part of the team and enjoying the game.
2) Make sure you have the right helmet. At this age you must consider the weight of the helmet. Allot of kids in this age range need a light helmet that will still give them the protection they need. The reason for this is allot of kids don't yet have the neck muscles to support heavier helmets. If a helmet is too heavy for the athlete they will drop there head, this should be very noticeable. When using proper tackling techniques the athlete should always see what they are tackling. If not injury can occur. Here are two helmets that are highly recommend for that age group starting out.
Lightweight, comfortable and offers great protection.
Schutt A3 Football Helmet
Lightweight, comfortable, low profile and offers great protection.
3) Save your self the trip running back and forth to the fields. Buy integrated football pants for your athlete.
4) Make sure your athlete is learning the game and enjoying themselves. Remember no college recruiter is showing up to a game or practice to offer kids scholarships at the youth level.