I’m sure after having a presence on the internet for over 8 years now, you know a little bit about me. You know I’m a mom, and that I have children, and over the years they have grown…a lot. They went from being tiny little humans that used to enjoy running in the grass and playing in the dirt to preteens and teens that want to play sports. With one playing football and one playing soccer, there is always a constant worry about head injuries.
The news has been diligent about covering CTE and other head injuries in football. This coverage has trickled down into the little league football circles, and we have at least one meeting a year with someone that specializes in head injuries. I’m grateful that so much effort is being put into building awareness about football but very little is being relayed to parents when it comes to soccer.
According to an article published by New York Times, Brain Trauma Extends To The Soccer Field. Though soccer is rarely violent, it is a physical game that comes with lots of falls and bumps and most notably, the act of bumping an airborne ball with the head. The National Institute of Health questions the validity of the claim that heading a ball causes injuries, but I think it is something that is worth paying attention to. Any head injury can prove fatal, so it is best to protect the head when possible.
I had the opportunity to connect with Storelli, and let my daughter give the Storelli Exoshield Head Guard a test drive during soccer season. The Exoshield HeadGuard was specifically designed to provide protection against impact to the head and to reduce the incidence of cuts and bruises to covered areas. Here are a few additional features:
- Up to 9mm of viscoelastic protective foams (used in combat-grade military helmets) allows you to head the ball with confidence
- Weighing only 8 ounces, the ExoShield Head Guard fits comfortably, conforming to the shape of your head for maximum comfort and fit.
- Storelli’s sleek headband design avoids the traditional ‘helmet’ look while still maximizing head protection in key areas.