Riddell is a premier designer and developer of football helmets, protective sports equipment, head impact monitoring technologies, apparel and related accessories. A recognized leader in helmet technology and innovation, Riddell is the leading manufacturer of football helmets and shoulder pads, and a top provider of reconditioning services (cleaning, repairing, repainting and recertifying existing equipment). For more information, visit our website at www.riddell.com, like the Riddell Facebook page, or follow Riddell on Instagram and Twitter @RiddellSports.
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With over 45 million users in 32 countries, Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the global leader in youth sports management providing a complete innovative technology platform for national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. Companies under the Blue Star Sports platform include Bonzi, STACK, Pointstreak, Goalline, PrimeTime Sports, SDI Camps, LeagueLineup, RaceWire, Bigfoot Hoops, Groupnet Solutions, Krossover, CaptainU, Student Sports and SportsTG. Blue Star Sports is headquartered in Frisco, Texas and backed by Providence Equity and Genstar Capital. To learn more about how Blue Star Sports is revolutionizing youth sports management, please visit http://www.bluestarsports.com.
FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real.
Peopletrail® is the official background check partner of USA Football. Through this partnership, Peopletrail ensures safety in athletics by delivering custom background check and screening solutions. As part of theaccredited elite, only Peopletrail provides protection through efficient, state-of-the-art technology integration and dedicated customer service. With human-filtered insights to increase precision and compliance, Peopletrail streamlines the screening process and provides swift turnaround-times. Trusted and respected by government agencies and Fortune 500 to small up-and-coming businesses, Peopletrail offers Actionable insight you trust.®
Volt’s online platform enables athletes anywhere to train at a higher level, providing unprecedented access to elite level strength and conditioning programs. Coaches and athletes around the world leverage Volt’s technology to deliver sport-specific training to their teams. Volt’s proprietary technology builds the optimal training calendar for each team and athlete, customizes the training to each athlete’s strength level, and with the click of a button, generates an athlete’s individualized workout for the day.
Offering the market’s leading brands, SquadLocker manages the entire team gear and apparel process from instant online web-store creation to free graphic art work assistance as well as decoration and production/fulfillment, all from its wholly owned facility. SquadLocker makes it easier for league organizers to manage programs and for coaches to spend more time mentoring and inspiring young athletes.
FlipGive is a free fundraising tool that allows you to shop online with popular brands and raise money for your team, club, school or cause. Fundraisers earn up to 50 percent back when they and their friends shop online with popular brands like Nike, Under Armour, Starbucks and many more. It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s 100 percent free.
Super Fan Fundraising is the only company to offer officially licensed merchandise from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR and top colleges around the country. Featuring a wide variety of Tervis Tumblers, Super Fan also can make custom tumblers with your team name and logo. All products are made in the USA with no upfront cost, no hidden fees and free shipping.
AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks on any insurer. For example, AIG Accident and Health’s aHead of the Game advocacy campaign aims to help reduce the risks of concussions and other head injuries in youth sports through greater awareness and education.
ASG Programs from EPIC is a leading distributor of strategic risk management solutions with a core focus in youth, amateur and professional sports. ASG Programs from EPIC is committed to delivering youth football leagues and clubs with the most comprehensive and cost-effective insurance programs to protect their greatest asset – the participants.
In partnership with Travel Guard, an AIG company, Next Wave has developed a new Youth Sports Insurance Program. This program includes a new policy, “Registration Saver,” an insurance plan designed to help amateur and youth sports participants protect their registration investments for season sporting events as well as camps, tournaments and travel.
Do you want to make practice safer? Improve tackling? Build confidence in your players? Tackle Tube is a revolutionary new way to practice tackling in Football. The Original, invented in 2009, Tackle Tube is a dynamic tool that facilitates correct tackle positioning and hones judgment and timing. Correct tackling technique is one of the essential core skills for all football players. Having the correct technique increases player safety, which is of paramount importance. This equipment builds confidence and makes training fun. Hand-eye coordination is improved, body lines and agility increased. The range of options for tackling from all angles keeps training fresh and enthusiasm high as it simulates real game situations. Tackle Tube is made from high-density energy absorbent foam; the density increases with the size. It is covered with high-quality PVC. Join the Revolution!
Teams and athletes across the country choose Shadowman products because it allows players to train smarter, play longer and perform better. Shadowman creates safer sports environments through products developed through preventive design. Shadowman Pro and Shadowman Junior help athletes build better tackling fundamentals by removing player contact and increasing reps.
Focus 3 is a leadership training firm, founded in 1990, with the mission of building elite leaders, culture, and behavior to produce elite results. They focus on teaching the physics of performance and timeless truths. Focus 3 training equips people and teams with simple systems to build the discipline they need to get the results they want. Over the past two years Focus 3 and USA Football have forged a close partnership to teach these systems to coaches who are ready to go on the journey to elite.
Average coaches have quotes. Good coaches have a plan.
Elite coaches have a system.
Collegiate Sports Data is an NCAA approved scouting service. CSD surveys football coaches across the nation to identify thousands of high school football players as coach-vetted and ranked college football prospects. Since 1991, CSD’s prospect data has resulted in recruiting solutions for hundreds of college football programs nationwide at no cost to the high school or college prospect.
Dynamic Drinkware Fundraising is the only program with the power and mass appeal of the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), over 100 top college teams and all five branches of the military. With Full Image Tumblers available in America’s favorite teams, our fundraisers truly excite communities about supporting their local football teams.
Port-a-Field is the flagship brand of Portable Athletic Field Lining Systems from CS Platinum Sports, LLC, the industry leader and pioneer in the product category since 2003. Port-a-field is used by major events, leagues, schools, universities, city parks departments, the Department of Defense, churches, summer camps, sports camps, YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs and sport & social clubs worldwide including the NFL’s Flag Football Championships, the North American Sand Soccer Championships, CONCACAF’s Beach Soccer program, USA Ultimate’s National Beach Ultimate Championships and the World Ultimate Frisbee Championships in Dubai.
Considered the Nation’s Premier High School Sporting Events Company, KSA Events hosts over 300 high school teams each year. Operating around the high school athletic calendar, KSA is also responsible for arranging full travel packages to the teams and their families/fans, helping to provide a once in a lifetime opportunity. At the heart of the company’s business model is awarding annual scholarships to graduating senior athletes from each traveling team.
With over 26 years of unrivaled excellence in coaches’ communications CoachComm has built our business on winning. We are the wireless coaches’ communications provider for 97% of Division 1A colleges and thousands of high school and small college programs across the country. At every level, from high school to professional, champions choose CoachComm for their coaches’ communications. Based out of Auburn, Ala., CoachComm offers the best communications equipment and coaching tools available on the market today.
Gilman Gear pioneered the development of football practice equipment and has been the nation’s leading manufacturer since 1929. Gilman invented and brought to the market the first blocking and tackling sled, hand held blocking shield and tackling pop-up dummy. The latest innovation brought to the market by Gilman is the Roll Tackle Ring introduced in June of 2015. The Ring is a significant advance in practice training as it eliminates live contact and the risk of head trauma. In addition to its line of practice equipment, Gilman makes everything for the Game Field including Goal Posts, Goal Post Pads, Sideline Markers, Weighted Pylons, Chain Sets and Down Markers. Based in Gilman, Connecticut, Gilman gear has an 88 year history of quality and innovation. Contact us at www.gilmangear.com or email@example.com.
INNOVATIVE FOOTBALL PRODUCTS. Football practice drills on Rogers’ equipment help coaches teach player fundamentals while protecting their athletes by limiting the amount of live contact. Our blocking and tackling sleds, offensive and defensive linemen chutes, and football dummies give your players the confidence to practice with game-day aggressiveness. We also supply all your football field equipment from goal posts to chain crew sets to give your stadium a professional look. Rogers’ youth football training equipment – including youth sleds, youth dummies and youth chutes, safely teach new players the basic fundamentals of football.
Founded in 1972 as a factory-direct equipment company, BSN SPORTS is the largest distributor of team sports apparel and equipment in the United States. We are your ultimate teamwear outfitter of Nike, Under Armour and other national brands. BSN SPORTS is in the unique position to support the athlete and coach from grade school to college and beyond. We are the best Supply Network in SportsTM
Dynamic Fitness and Strength is a premium manufacturer of Made in the USA strength products and storage systems. Our world-class technology, American-made craftsmanship, and deep industry knowledge combine to make Dynamic Fitness and Strength the trusted name for fitness and strength facilities nationwide. Headquartered in Eau Claire Wisconsin, Dynamic’s cutting-edge capabilities in design and fabrication, and our expert customer support, allow us to develop one-of-a-kind solutions to maximize your facility’s potential. Check out our web store at MyDynamicFitness.com to take your strength facility to the next level of strength!
Rocksolid was built to serve anyone and everyone that loves the game. Football culture creates confident, hardworking, disciplined people and we will do anything we can to support that process. Rocksolid is commited to the game and to providing confidence to players, coaches and parents through premium experiences, football specific marketing and game changing equipment.
-Founded by former NFL Players
-Designers of the first, football specific soft-shell helmet.
-Creators of FLEX Football
A lot of people love football but at Rocksolid we live it.
SKLZ prepares athletes to be ready for their sport. The SKLZ brand offers skill and performance training products and programs for athletes to use at home and in training environments. Based in Carlsbad, California, SKLZ products are available around the world at major sporting goods retailers, specialty retailers, and at sklz.com.
OrderMyGear is the industry leader for online team and group stores and group ordering. OrderMyGear works with teams, sporting good dealers, screen decorators, leagues, distributors, and manufacturers to streamline the process of group ordering for gear, equipment, and apparel. This e-commerce platform is the first software company of its kind and it was founded specifically for the team sales industry. OrderMyGear continues to be the gold standard or quality and customer service in the rapidly growing and continuously changing sporting goods industry.
Here at GAMEBREAKER, we have been deeply involved in football at all levels for over 30 years. We are continually searching for a way to make all forms of football safer for our athletes. With the GAMEBREAKER soft shelled headgear powered by D3O Impact Technology, we have developed a product that fills a vital void in player safety. Our mission is to reduce minor or major head injury where incidental or accidental contact occurs during both practice and games.
ReadyList PRO is an interactive web based sports playbook that leverages multiple learning styles and integrated testing, allowing players to increase their retention rate and be more efficient with their limited study time. ReadyList PRO makes it simple for coaches to design custom playbooks, deliver relevant knowledge, and test/evaluate a player’s understanding and readiness to take the field. This tool not only allows players at all levels to play faster, with more confidence, while keeping a quiet mind on the field, but also provides players a fun and competitive way to learn the playbook.
DC Blocks® products were created by 2x Olympian (weightlifting), Derrick Crass, PA-C, MPT, to provide interlocking, lightweight, and virtually indestructible weightlifting blocks for the training facility. They are made in the USA from recycled plastics and available as the: Original, Flat Top, and Double-Wide. DC Blocks® are excellent for pulling from the knees, power position, or used as jerk and plyo boxes.
TeamBuildr provides the ability for coaches to program workouts on our online platform and will provide football-specific workout programs designed specifically for the high school football player. Our workouts are delivered on our iOS, Android and tablet app to ensure all players have access at all times to track progress and get better.
The Guardian Cap padded helmet cover has been effective since 2011 at mitigating the buildup of daily blows during practices. Guardian Caps are perfect for interior position groups:
• Augments existing helmets to make them pliable and able to more effectively manage energy
• Pads blows to knees, hands, abdomen, etc. during Inside Run and position drills
• Reduces sound and vibrational frequencies; insulates heat in direct sunlight
• Used by 80+ colleges: Clemson, Arkansas, Florida State, Rutgers, Kansas State, SMU, etc.
Get everything you need to manage youth sports, all in one place: mobile apps for scheduling and communication, free websites and registration services, league management tools, custom uniform fulfillment, bulk equipment and on-demand fan wear. With DICK’S TEAM SPORTS HQ, spend more time enjoying the season and less time planning it.
TackleBar Football is designed to facilitate safe contact and sound fundamentals while maintaining game speed and discipline. Players wear a TackleBar harness around the midsection, which includes two removable foam bars held in the lower back area. Defenders must track, position, and engage with sound tackling fundamentals to get to the ball carriers body and rip off one of the foam bars. This approach teaches proper shoulder tackling technique. TackleBar Football has been dramatically reducing injuries that occur when tackling players to the ground. Youth leagues are choosing TackleBar football as their new format of game play, and high school and collegiate programs are adopting this approach for practices and scrimmages.
Prizmatic Solutions, LLC is a recognized designer, manufacturer, seller, and distributor of specialized elite performance athletic training and safety equipment. Prizmatic Solutions is the exclusive manufacturer, seller, and distributor of Gray Tackle Systems™, Falcon™ Tackle Rings, and Falcon™ gymnastic and acrobatic mats designed to revolutionize football tackling training methods and provide innovative safety landing mats. All our products that we manufacture sell and promote are proudly made right here in the United States of America
Total Strength and Speed is equipped for complete weight room installations, from equipment and flooring down to the smallest of accessories. We’re all about providing a complete turnkey operation for any size job. We offer much more than just great weight equipment. Our pledge is to represent the highest quality and most technologically advanced equipment available to our customers worldwide!
Get It Right provides 3D animations in a Madden Football® type format coaches can use to explain rules to their student-athletes. The program is designed by football officials, so coaches can also understand how officials mentally process an act and determine how to determine if an infraction has occurred. Administrators can use the program to train officials and educate parents. Programs are available that include NFHS, NCAA, TASO/UIL, and IFAF rules. The programs are available through GetItRightTraining.com and downloaded onto laptops and desktops. Updates are provided through the website and are free to subscribers.
The Wegener Safety Latch provides a Superior Latch System Which Eliminates Helmet Loss. Montana-based Wegener Safety Latch, LLC is the first company in 50 years to advance the state-of-the-art in snap-on technology. Conceived by Jim Wegener while observing football players repeatedly losing their helmets, The Wegener Safety Latch is stronger and more secure than the traditional snap systems, but is just as easy to use. No modifications are made to the helmet, so manufacture warranties are not voided. The effectiveness of this innovation is evidenced by the fact that 5,500 football players in universities, high schools and youth groups across the nation are using the system without a single loss!
Early detection is the key to concussion recovery. HitCheck’s mobile app allows you to screen for signs of concussion immediately–anywhere you play or practice–right from your smartphone. Through a series of neurocognitive tests, the HitCheck app assesses athletes’ cognitive state relative to their baseline and highlights changes in their performance that may require additional medical attention. With affordable plans for organizations of all types and sizes, HitCheck helps athletic trainers, coaches, administrators and parents monitor every player under their watch, and make more confident return-to-play decisions. Learn more at www.hitcheck.com.
Our goal is to make sports safer by making Athletic Trainers more accessible. Go4Ellis is an on-demand app that connects Athletic Trainers looking for per diem work with the teams, schools and tournament operators that need them for games, practices and camps. Simply log on, create a free account and post your event. You can hire an Athletic Trainer for a single game or an entire season. All the Athletic Trainers on Go4Ellis are NATA members, giving you, your athletes and your organization added safety and security.
Created and co-founded by former athletes and coaches, vFormity specializes in mobile sports equipment tracking software. Designed with coaches, equipment managers, and athletic directors in mind, vFormity’s NOCSAE-compliant software empowers you to view all inventory in real-time, assign equipment to players, and record important safety details, such as recertification dates. Using vFormity’s cutting edge QR Code and RFID technology, make equipment loss and the chaos of Fitting Day a thing of the past. Simply tag, scan, and track your equipment in seconds. Fit for all sports, no matter the size or type. To learn more, visit www.vformity.com.
Don’t forget to choose Zolnier Championship Rings after your next championship Victory. From Style, Innovation & Quality, and our factory direct pricing, we personally guarantee you that our rings will immortalize the hard work and dedication that fueled your title run! Our State of the art 3D manufacturing department cultivates your dream and turns it into a reality.
SoHoodie is the first patented portable hood of its kind. It’s customizable so any team or school can put their logo on it as well as put individual player numbers. In a little over 1 year this product is already on over 150 NFL players and several D1 college football teams. It’s also a great fundraising items for teams and/or booster clubs to raise money.
Schutt Sports is one of the leading manufacturers of protective equipment in the world, including football helmets, shoulder pads, protective apparel and padding, and much more. Nearly 40% of the players in the NFL choose to wear Schutt helmets. Schutt Sports is the only major helmet manufacturer to advance beyond traditional foam padding, instead using TPU (thermoplastic urethane) Cushioning, which has been proven to absorb more impact across a wider variety of temperatures than any other helmet system on the field.
VICIS is a sports technology company focused on designing products that reduce the severity of head injuries. Its ZERO1 helmet, which ranked first in 2017 NFL/NFLPA performance testing, is currently worn by a number of NFL and NCAA players. The helmet features a unique deformable outer shell, designed to yield upon collision, and an interior layer that absorbs and diffuses the impact of both rotational and linear forces. VICIS is currently developing a high school and youth football helmet adapted for the needs of younger players.
Founded in 2006 by a former Harvard QB and Columbia MD, all Xenith helmets feature Adaptive Head Protection, a system of patented technologies designed to allow the helmet shell and the interior shock suspension system to move independently reducing both linear and rotational forces. Xenith helmets are unlike any traditional football helmet ever created and they are proven both on the field and off the field where they excel in all accredited independent testing.
Glacier Chill introduces a wearable, portable cooling system meant to help limit the risk of hyperthermia on the practice field. The entire system, powered by a AA battery, weighs about the same as a sweat soaked T-shirt. Provide your players with a competitive advantage by helping them to train harder, focus better, and play safer.
Prevent Biometrics’ goal is to make athletes safer by eliminating undetected concussions. We provide parents, coaches, and trainers the technology needed to monitor athletes in real time on the field of play.
After multiple years and millions of dollars in research and development, Prevent has found a technology solution to drastically reduce undetected concussions. Embedded in a mouthguard and paired with a mobile app, Prevent’s system provides real-time alerts to users when an athlete receives an impact that exceeds our predictive thresholds.
Prevent is Concussion Intelligence.
Changing the game of football and athletic training sideline care, SidelinER created by Kinematic Sports has swept the nation after debuting with the Alabama Crimson Tide Football team in 2015. Created by engineers and athletic trainers hand in hand, the SidelinER is a medical tent that is up when you need it and down when you don’t. The SidelinER provides patient privacy in a high stress environment with many bystanders. With the SidelinER, athletic trainers can focus on evaluating and treating injuries quickly to get players back into the game safely.
Player’s Health is a injury risk management application for sports organizations. We all have concussion management protocols but, is there management workflow for all your concussion incidents? Player’s Health makes sure that you can track and manage all of your injury incidents insuring that the proper protocol is followed. Let us help your organization reduce your risk.
SG Helmets come from the automotive industry, as Bill Simpson and Chip Ganassi represent the company. Mr. Simpson brought his safety expertise to the football industry in 2011, when Coach Tom Moore challenged him to create a safer helmet. SG Helmets is the lightest helmet in the industry with an exterior shell made up of composite materials, not plastic, and a one-piece interior liner that disperses the energy of the hits to the head. SG is 5 Star rated and certified at all levels of play.
GameStrat is a sports software company that specializes in sideline instant replay and real-time analytics. GameStrat currently provides solutions for a number of different sports such as football, basketball, and volleyball. The reason why coaches choose GameStrat is due to our product’s quick and easy setup, instant video transferring, advanced game day features, and also because we offer 24/7 game day support along with money back guaranteed. Our mission is to help coaches when it matters most and to make their lives as seamless as possible when it comes to using technology on game day.
Lazser Down provides real-time objective down and distance feedback in measurements of yard, foot, or inch. This instant information improves the game day strategy and communication of coaches and players. It facilitates the on-field administration of the game by officials. Finally, it enhances the in-stadium experience of the fans by offering them a more interactive experience and, at the same time, improves the flow of the game with fewer interruptions required for measurements.
2nd Skull, Inc. is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based protective headgear company with patented products. 2nd Skull® products feature Impact Absorbing Technology and have a soft, flexible and breathable protective layer that delivers impact protection. 2nd Skull® received funding from the NFL by winning the HeadHealthTECH II Challenge for its 2nd Skull Cap, which provides additional linear and rotational impact protection. For more information, please visit 2ndSkull.com
Feel Good, Inc. provides portable TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) units offering wide variety of benefits, including alleviating back, nerve and diabetic pain and migraines. Our units can also improve circulation, sleep patterns and have been shown to decrease the use of pain relievers that can cause negative side effects.
Established in August 2016 in Raleigh, NC with the primary objective of introducing a conventional football training tool that will help youth and adult football players around the world while they’re avidly competing to be the best on the field. We are fully committed to enhancing youth and adult football skills nationwide, contributing to advancements in the training and skill level of all football players who have the drive and work ethic to reach their full potential.
Defend Your Head’s revolutionary product, ProTech, is a patented protective helmet cover proven based on field and lab testing to reduce helmet collision force. Light, streamlined and readily attachable, ProTech is permitted for practice and game use. Simply place and secure ProTech over existing or new helmets and put it’s game changing technology to work. Play Safe. Play Right. Play On.
Catapult is the world leader in player analytics. Simply put, Catapult helps athletes train smarter and perform better. Using a research-based approach, Catapult offers coaches and athletes scientifically validated metrics on player performance, fatigue, and readiness. Every day, teams and individuals across the globe – from professional to youth – rely on Catapult to provide the insights that will help them to prepare better, prevent injuries, and perform their best on the field.
Just Play provides interactive tools built on a coaches playbook to help coaches better prepare and teach this generation of athlete. Built on the foundation of the best playbook tools on the market, Just Play saves coaches hours, integrates with any video editing solution and provides coaches with the best teaching and quizzing on the market via our mobile app. #PerfectPreparation
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in several states and countries around the world. Consisting of approximately 325,000 young people ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, Pop Warner is the largest youth football, cheer and dance program in the world. Pop Warner was founded in 1929, and continues to grow and serves as the only youth football, cheerleading & dance organization that requires its participants to maintain academic standards in order to participate. Pop Warner’s commitment to academics is what separates the program from other youth sports around the world.
FNF Coaches is the only media platform exclusively dedicated to the high school football coaching community.
The mission of FNF COACHES is to deliver consistent, timely and pertinent information to high school football coaches while providing its marketing partners with a unique opportunity to engage directly with the coaching fraternity.
Distributed with a multi-media approach, FNF COACHES delivers content and messaging via print, web, email, social media and events with customized programming options that include editorial, product placement and traditional advertising.
With a digital reach of 16,000 and a print reach of 10,000, FNF COACHES is the source for the high school football coaching community.
After over ten years of trying to teach football players how and where to safely place their heads in a tackle, I designed the Hawk Tackle Dummy and Hawk Tackle Hit Pad to help teach the rugby style tackle. I spent my weekends in my garage cutting and shaping the Hawk Tackle Dummy and Hawk Tackle Hit Pad. I set out to build a tackling dummy that incorporates the head safe tackling technique used by rugby players for over a hundred years. I engineered a tackle dummy designed to teach and reinforce proper foot, shoulder, and head placement for a safe and effective tackle.”