Centerville purchased the helmets five years ago with help from Bill’s Donuts in Centerville. It cost $12,000 to purchase 120 helmets, which collect and analyze data from on-field head impacts. The coaches and trainers can then monitor the data and help the players improve their technique to help avoid impacts.
“This has been an important tool for our program because safety has always been and always will be a top priority for us,” Brent Ullery said in a press release. “We take our player safety very seriously, and the Riddell InSite tool lets us have great conversations with our athletes about technique and the proper, safe ways to play football. We are also able to analyze if we are practicing correctly or if we have too much volume. We are constantly tweaking our practices and drills to make them safer and provide our athletes with the right skills to play our game and do so in the safest way possible.”
Centerville Athletic Director Rob Dement thanked Reagan and CNBC for reporting on the story.
“There is no way to guarantee 100 percent that football players will not be injured,“ Dement said, “but I am so thankful that we are able to provide this extra level of protection for our kids.”