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​BEST HELMET FOR YOUTH ATHLETES STARTING OUT

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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.

Riddell Victor-I 

Lightweight, comfortable and offers great protection. 

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Schutt A3 Football Helmet

Lightweight, comfortable, low profile and offers great protection.

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3) Save your self the trip running back and forth to the fields. Buy integrated football pants for your athlete.

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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. 

Perfect Birthday Present

Well worth the wait just to see the smile on our grandsons face when he opened the box! As I am typing this he is asleep with his helmet on! His words the best present ever!

By PJ. 06/19/18

I didn’t believe the other reviews.

I thought my speed flex would take weeks to come in the mail but it only took two days and I called customer service and they answered all of my questions

By Vlad. V 05/10/18

Great Price and Fast Shipping.

Easily ordered online. Bat was exactly what my daughter wanted new and unwrapped. Received it within a couple of days with easy tracking. Thank you very much.

By Ronald A. 04/27/18

Youth Speedflex - 5 Stars !!!

Best prices on the web hands down!!! Helmet was special ordered and I received it within 10 business days. Fast shipping

By William V. 04/09/18

Schutt F7

Looks great! Very sturdy. No impacts yet because spring drills and camp are in a few weeks but my son likes the fit and feel. I picked a mask from the choices given and it was supposed to be titanium but it feels heavier than a titanium mask of similar size. Otherwise very light compared to the Riddell Revolution he was issued by his high school team. The F7 and Xtech shoulders pads I purchased for him pair very well

By Mauricio D. 04/26/18

Great Product and Customer Service

I bought my Riddell Speedflex and received an email about how my selection was not available. The customer service rep worked with me to get what I wanted. It was a great experience and shipping was fast. 10/10 would recommend.

By Paulo B. 03/28/18

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