I was dropped a line from a source back home (OK my dad) about reports recently on the news in Denver. Here is the LINK to the 9news story that prompted my father to send the info. I found the report very informative and brought forth many angles on the story of helmets.
Meanwhile I also was given information from other coaches and followers about other press-type people asking for helmet information in Missouri, Georgia and Louisiana to name a few.
Who is behind all of this information gathering, I have not had it confirmed, but from the people I have been in contact with, Virginia Tech keeps getting mentioned. I don’t know if this is because of the Star Rating System or if there is a PR campaign being driven by VT and the researchers. Regardless this seems interesting to me on many levels.
What you need to know is simple and is as follows (of course in my opinion):
- Helmets were never designed to prevent concussions
- Helmet fit is currently the key to proper protection
- Physics and anatomy/physiology currently limit helmets from providing concussion protection alone Continue reading