Think about how much of your life is spent trying to protect your child. You have childproof latches, safety gates, you hold their hand when crossing the street, you make them sit down in grocery cart, and you keep them close to your side while shopping at the mall.
You do all this because you love your child and want to make sure he or she is safe at every moment of every day.
As your child gets older he or she will most likely begin to show interest in sports. This is a time when parents may sometimes forget that with all of the fun their child is protected. It’s important for kids to use proper equipment and safety gear for the sport they are playing, and that it is the correct size and fits well.
My son has played a couple different sports in life so far, and he has expressed the strongest interest in soccer. Much like cleats and shin guards, headgear is becoming part of many soccer players’ uniform kits. Although we often hear about head injuries in athletes. Headgear is something I never thought about with my son playing soccer, and this is probably the case for a lot of parents.
To combat the growing number of head injuries in youth sports, Unequal® Technologies has developed a new line of headgear to give players the confidence they need without affecting their style of play.
Unequal’s products are comfortable and lightweight, meaning players won’t notice a difference in ball control, speed or athletic ability. What players will have though is protection during collisions, headers and falls.
Ali Krieger, a defender on the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, has chosen to wear the Unequal Halo™ for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. At just 10mm thin, the Halo Ali will wear gives the appearance of a normal headband, but offers serious protection.
Unequal is virtually the only company making military grade protection for impact sports. With the Unequal Halo being on the head of a top U.S. women’s soccer player during the World Cup, I thought now would be a great time to tell you about the protective gear Unequal offers for both children and adults.
I think by making sure your child has the protection needed while playing sports, you can help make sports a positive experience for your child.