Safety is the #1 concern in coaching the proper way to play football. There are only so many “hits” the body is designed to take throughout the course of the year, and practices are structured very carefully to limit the amount of time the body has to endure those hits. That being said, football is still a contact sport and we have to practice and play in a manner that makes our team more physical than the opponent. I have worked out a deal with the Guardian Cap Company to offer our players helmet shields as another method of protecting our athletes. These shields will reduce the number of “hits” that a player may receive throughout the course of the year, as well as injuries that may occur to teammates because of the hard shell on the helmet. I would like for all of our players to purchase one of these Guardians for their helmets, and I really want to push for all of our interior players to purchase one. This Guardian will be yours to have so it’s only a one time purchase, and I will encourage the players to wear them at every practice.
Attached some informational fliers as well as an order sheet for purchase. If you would like to buy Guardians for multiple players in your family you can certainly do that by just marking the number you would like to order. The Guardians are $45 each (which is a 25% discount from the regular price of $60), checks made payable to Guardian Caps. Please fill out the order form, along with your check in a sealed envelope and have them turned into me. All orders need to be turned into me by May 9th (ignore the May 2nd date on the order form).
Our football staff will do everything we can to make the game of football as safe as possible for our team, please help me in considering purchasing one of these for your player.
Video of a Guardian Cap: