You can tell when certain topics are making big news when products start to appear in the marketplace to deal with the issue. In soccer, we’ve used martial arts padded helmets for goalies for years. It was the best product we could find similar to our needs. Now that concussions in youth sports are starting to get everybody’s attention, I’ve finally found a somewhat affordable piece of equipment for soccer players. Hopefully we’ll see a greater variety available for different positions, ages, and price ranges, but for now I’m glad to see this one available at all.
Look for a more cohesive concussion policy from NASC in the coming weeks.