HELMET RECONDITIONING AND RECERTIFICATION POLICY
Reconditioning and Recertification of Football Equipment (helmets)
The KC Gators requires each helmet (flag and tackle) be reconditioned and recertified no less than every two years with a maximum life of 10 years.
Reconditioning and Recertification shall be defined as:
Reconditioning – the inspection, cleaning, sanitizing and repair/restoration of athletic equipment to the original performance standard.
Recertification – the reconditioning, testing and proper labeling of athletic equipment that has previously met the NOCSAE standard and recertification standard. A helmet cannot be recertified without being reconditioned.
Environment, equipment and intensity can place athletes at risk of heat illness. Heat illnesses represent conditions resulting from heat stress, which can be imposed by several factors but usually result from the environment or the body creating the heat load itself.
Heat illnesses can range from minor to severe, and exertional heat stroke is considered a life-threatening emergency. As recommended by the Korey Stringer Institute. Check out the resources below to help your players beat the heat.
KC United Mission
Equipment fitting is much more than ensuring proper fit, it also aids in reducing risk of concussions and injury to your players. Whether you are a parent, equipment manager or coach, it is important to know and understand the proper techniques to fitting pads and helmets before an athlete steps onto the field.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury – or TBI – caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.