Top Equipment to Protect your Football Player

Whether this is your child’s first year playing tackle football or they are a seasoned veteran, the focus of any parent or coach should be the same. Since Football is a sport that boast the highest rate of injuries of any sport that focus should be the safety of your child during practice and competition.

True, players are supplied with mandatory padding such as helmet, shoulder pads, and leg pads, but many parents ask themselves, “Is there anything else I can do to better protect my player through the hot summer practices and the high impact collisions that occur at the start of each down.” The answer is Yes!

Many top sports apparel companies make unique padded undergarments that give added protection to players in ways that the provided mandatory gear fails to accomplish. A few of the top injuries that football players endure when using only provided mandatory gear iare as follows:

BRUISED RIBS
BRUISED RIBS
STINGER
STINGER
FRACTURED COLLAR BONE
FRACTURED COLLAR BONE
HIP POINTER
HIP POINTER
HEAT EXHAUSTION
HEAT EXHAUSTION

Bruised Ribs: This occurs when a hard hit is taken to the rib or abdominal area. The ribs themselves will push against the muscle wall that surrounds them and this is what causes the bruising.

Stinger: also called a burner or nerve pinch injury, is a neurological injury suffered by athletes, mostly in high-contact sports

Fractured Collar bone: A clavicle fracture is one of the most common fractures in sporting activities. The likelihood of a clavicle fracture is increased if the playing surface is particularly hard. The bone usually fractures in its middle third and is very painful.

Hip Pointer: is a contusion (bruise) on the pelvis caused by a direct blow. Contact sports are a frequent cause of this type of injury. Bleeding into muscle tissue creates swelling and makes leg movement painful.

Heat exhaustion: a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes. Heat Exhaustion can be a precursor to Heat Stroke; the symptoms include heavy sweating, rapid breathing, and a fast weak pulse due to lack of thermoregulation.



PRO COMBAT SHIRT  Adult: $74.99   Youth: $69.99 4 of 5 Star Rating
PRO COMBAT SHIRT Adult: $74.99 Youth: $69.99 4 of 5 Star Rating
PRO COMBAT SHORTS  Adult $54.99   Youth $59.99 4 of 5 Star Rating
PRO COMBAT SHORTS Adult $54.99 Youth $59.99 4 of 5 Star Rating
HEX PAD SHIRT:   ADULT: $74.99   Youth: $69.99 3.5 of 5 Star Rating
HEX PAD SHIRT: ADULT: $74.99 Youth: $69.99 3.5 of 5 Star Rating
HEX PAD SHORTS   Adult:  $54.99   Youth: $69.99 3.5 of 5 Star Rating
HEX PAD SHORTS Adult: $54.99 Youth: $69.99 3.5 of 5 Star Rating
HARDCORE SHIRTS:  Adult: $59.99  Youth: $49.99           4.5 of 5 Star Rating
HARDCORE SHIRTS: Adult: $59.99 Youth: $49.99 4.5 of 5 Star Rating
HARDCORE SHORTS:            Adult: $59.99  Youth: $49.99         4.5 of 5 Star Rating
HARDCORE SHORTS: Adult: $59.99 Youth: $49.99 4.5 of 5 Star Rating

Below is our selection for the best sports undergarments for protecting your child from the above injuries during high impact sports.

NIKE PRO COMBAT: Unique spandex-like material helps players body to better regulate body temperature during competition. Built in pads over shoulder help to decrease direct impact to shoulders lowering risk of Stinger. Rib pads help to protect player’s ribs from bruising. Five pad Pro Combat Girdle helps minimize hip pointer injuries.

Negative: The Pro Combat gear does not offer any protection from a common injury to collar bone.


MCDAVID HEX PADS: Unique spandex-like material helps players body to better regulate body temperature during competition. Hex pads are the first of their kind padding that are attached to the fabric in a unique fashion. This allows for each individual pad to bend and shift with body. 5 pad girdles also help to protect against hip pointers.

Negative: Loose fit lycra –spandex allows padding to shift slightly. No Collar bone protection.


NEO HARDCORE PADDED GEAR: Unique Spandex-elastene material helps wick moisture away from skin to help wearer regulate core temperature. Hardcore shirt protects ribs, shoulders, and Collar bones. 4 way stretch material allows for high compression ability to avoid pad shifting. Hardcore 7 pad football pants offer protection on all critical areas of legs.

Negative: Compressive fit maybe personal preference.

Comments 1 comment

Daz 4 years ago

have the hardcore all in one suit. great material feel and padding. easy to wash. keeps you cool and pads stay in place well, unlike my original game pants with slot in pads.

neg, soaks a lot of sweat up, can rub under the arms a bit.

i like this gear a lot. looks a bit mad, few guys saying it's more F1 than football, but two guys have looked at ordering them so must be liked a bit

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