IMG Academy, in its ongoing effort to create the safest football environment for its student athletes, is equipping their players with helmet covers from SAFR Sports, a safety innovation company dedicated to making contact sports safer.
IMG Academy, established in 1978, is the world leader in sports education dedicated to preparing student athletes for college and beyond.
“Playing football safely is our number one priority, and protecting the head is vital to that effort. Anything that can be done to make the game safer is in the best interest of our players, their parents, and our organization.”
– Matt Lane, IMG Program Manager of Football
Recent data from a three-year independent study at a major university in Pennsylvania showed the effectiveness of wearing SAFR Helmet Covers, and the results have been published in scientific journals, including the Journal of Concussion.
This testing was validated last year at Virginia Tech’s Helmet Lab, where researchers concluded that adding a SAFR Helmet Cover to 5-Star helmets showed a significant reduction in concussion risk.
“At SAFR, we are continually pursuing new ways to improve sports safety through science, and have we’ve stated that our SAFR Helmet Covers are Game Day Ready! We applaud Coach Rundle and Albion College for taking this important step to protect their student athletes, not just during practice, but on game day as well.”
-SAFR Sports CEO John Zeglinski
About SAFR Sports
SAFR Sports is staffed by former football players and professionals, all who share the singular mission of making football and all contact sports safer through science. SAFR Helmet Covers, worn by nearly 300 college teams, high schools, and youth football leagues, has been proven to reduce impact accelerations that reduce the adverse effects of repeated sub-concussive blows. Other important advantages of the SAFR Helmet Cover include being permitted for game-play by the National Federation of High Schools. In addition, the SAFR Helmet Cover is custom-manufactured to model and size, and will match the color and finish of existing helmets.
John McClung, Marketing Director