Champro Football Helmet Scrimmage Caps [E12577]
Schutt DNA Carbon Steel Youth Facemask DNA-EGOP-YF [E11699]
Schutt DNA Carbon Steel Youth Facemask DNA-ROPO-YF [E11697]
BANGERZ, HS-9000 ProVU Flexible Football Eyeshield [E26225]
Schutt Super-Pro Youth Flex Facemasks EGOP-II-YF [E11758]
NIKE Football Chin Shield 2 [E32600]
Martin Sports Football Helmet Covers [E21242]
Athletic Specialty Football Helmet Gel Chin Straps [E113621]
Alleson Football Helmet Covers [E16683]
Schutt Super-Pro Youth Flex Facemasks OPO-YF [E11766]
Schutt DNA Steel Youth Facemask DNA-RJOP-UB-DW-YF [E11728]
All-Star Adult Hard Cup High Hook-Up Chin Straps [E21477]
Champro Football Chin Strap With Cup [E12575]
Schutt Vengeance EGOP II Carbon Youth Faceguard [E69029]
Schutt DNA Carbon Steel Youth Facemask DNA-OPO-YF [E11735]
Schutt DNA Carbon Steel Youth Facemask DNA-NOPO-YF [E11706]
Schutt Youth SC-4 Hard Cup Football Chinstraps [E89805]
Game Gear CL Scrimmage Football Helmet Covers [E32212]
All-Star Youth Hard Cup Low Hook-Up Chin Straps [E21478]
Adams Football 4-Point High Pro Chin Staps [E30723]
Schutt DNA Steel Youth Facemask DNA-ROPO-UB-YF [E11701]
All-Star Youth Hard Cup High Hook-Up Chin Straps [E21475]
Athletic Specialty Football Helmet Chin Straps [E113620]
Schutt Super-Pro Youth Flex Facemasks EGOP-YF [E11757]
Fisher Football Scout Grid Lids for Helmets [E25117]
Schutt DNA Steel Youth Facemask DNA-BD-ROPO-YF [E11733]
Schutt Super-Pro Youth Flex Facemasks BD-ROPO-YF [E11762]
Game Gear HT Scrimmage Football Helmet Covers [E32214]
Schutt Vengeance EGOP Carbon Youth Faceguard [E69027]
Protective head gear is worn by amateurs and professionals to reduce the chance of injuries while playing football. Like other equipment the helmet has evolved over the years as different materails become available and as the rules of the game have changed.
- How do I know what size helmet to buy?
- Can I use any facemask for my helmet?
- Do chinstraps come with football helmets?
- First determine the correct size by measuring the player's head 1" above the eyebrows with a tape measure or calipers
- The measurement taken will be used to determine the sizes offered with the various helmet models
- The chin strap should be directly snapped to the helemt leaving no slack for a secure and snug fit
- Press downward with your fingers interlocked on the top of the helmet, the pressure should be on the crown of your head not the brow
No, facemasks are designed to fit certain helmets, skill level and position.
Facemasks come in three different types of metal and range in strength and weight.
- Carbon Steel - standard moderately weighted metal facemask. This facemask is great for new, or younger players
- Stainless Steel - lighter then the Carbon facemasks but just as strong. They are used by more skilled players like high school and college players
- Titanium - the lightest, strongest facemask made. Worn by serious or pro players
There are two main types of facemasks: open cage and closed cage.
- Has two or three horizontal bars and no vertical bar above the nose for better visibilty
- Preferred by quarter backs, wide receivers and defensive backs
- Has two, three or four horizontal bars and vertical bar the length of the facemask over the nose to protect the player's eye's
- Preferred by linemen
Most manufacturer's use abbreviation codes to identify the different styles of facemasks
- DW - Double Wire Configuration:
- Adds stability and strength
- Decreases the facemask opening to minimze facial contact
- Used by lineman and other positions that block or tackle
- R - Reinforced:
- Reinforced bar at the top to strengthen the facemask
- Minimizes the chance for verticle spreading
- SK - Skill Position Player:
- Slightly longer facemask with side bars that angled back for better peripheral vision
- SW - Single Wire Configuration:
- The east-west bar is eliminted and used by players where visibility is critical
- UB - U-Bar Attached:
- Designed to minimize contact to the face like the double wire design
- Also known as the bull ring
Helmets come with a standard chinstrap, but you can switch them out with different styles, materials and colors.