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The Texas Association of Soccer Coaches (TASCO) has selected the Unequal Halo as its Official Protective Headgear. "TASCO is excited to join Unequal in this partnership, as we believe coaches should place an absolute premium on the safety of their players," said TASCO VP Austin Guest. "It's a positive step in our continued efforts to be the leader among high school soccer organizations nationwide."
The Fresno Unified School District, addressing growing concerns over concussions in football, has purchased supplemental head padding that will be required inside the helmets of all its middle school and high school players this season. The Gyro, produced by Unequal Technologies, is a quarter-inch-thick liner made of military-grade composite that the company says absorbs and disperses impact energy away from the head.
In its ongoing commitment to enhance the safety of its student-athletes with the latest technological innovations, the Fresno Unified School District will require all middle school and high school football players to insert the Unequal GYRO® supplemental head padding in their football helmets this season. The announcement was made by Brett Mar, the Co-Interim Athletic Manager for the Fresno Unified School District.
Fresno Unified School District is investing in equipment that will better protect student athletes playing football and soccer. Fresno Unified is requiring all middle and high school football players to wear helmets with a special insert designed to absorb impact and prevent concussions. Also, 170 soccer players are being provided with protective headbands. Back in March UCSF-Fresno Neurologist Terry Hutchison showed us the statistics and area coaches and players agree head injuries are a scary reality on football fields.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The black headband that U.S. defender Ali Krieger has been wearing at the Women's World Cup isn't a fashion statement. Unequal Technologies, based in Glen Mills, Delaware County, developed the headband to reduce the risk of suffering concussions.
Glen Mills, PA – Unequal® Technologies, maker of the Unequal Halo™ headgear, has been chosen by the Texas State 7on7 Association, the country’s leading organization promoting high school football 7on7, as the Official Protection for the 2015 Texas State 7on7 State Championships on July 9-11 in College Station, TX. To improve player performance and offer added protection, every player in the 128-team tournament, will wear the Unequal Halo headgear.
Overnight America With Jon Grayson - Unequal's Jim Caldwell spoke with John to talk about sports, kids in sports, and the Unequal Halo from Unequal Technologies.
Briana Scurry talked about how her career ended because of concussions and what she is doing to help reduce the risk for all players. Briana talked about a new headband, the Unequal Halo, that will help disperse any impact (ball, knee, head, etc…).
Should headers be banned in soccer? Two-time Olympic gold medalist Briana Scurry on Fox Business News “Varney & Company” discuss Unequal Halo headgear.
In ’99, goalkeeper Briana Scurry won the World Cup with the US Women's National Team. She joins CineSport’s Noah Coslov about the drought since, concussions, Hope Solo and more.
Former U.S. women's soccer player Briana Scurry is best known for her save that won the 1999 World Cup, but a devastating concussion ended her career. She joins us to discuss the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and whats working to prevent concussions.
After suffering a concussion during a game in April, U.S. women’s soccer player Ali Kreiger is using a protective headband as her team competes in this month’s Women’s World Cup. Kreiger is donning the Halo headband made by Unequal Technologies, which has developed a product that can absorb impact and decrease acceleration from head collisions. Unequal’s technology, also found inside some football helmets, is a four-layer military-grade composite material that can block, disperse, and convert impact energy.
U.S. defender Ali Krieger will take the field at the Women's World Cup wearing a headband that promises to mitigate the impact of force that causes concussions. Unequal Technologies, known best for its Gyro product, which is a Kevlar insert that goes inside football helmets, announced Monday that, after she wore its Halo headband in friendlies leading up to the tournament, Krieger was ready to put the headband into play during the World Cup.
The U.S National Women’s Soccer Team begins play today against Australia in the 2015 FIFA World Cup and defender Ali Krieger will wear the Unequal Halo™ headgear for performance protection to help minimize the risk of another concussion. Their military grade protection Kevlar based sports technology enhanced product has a patented fusion of TriDur®, Accelleron® and other materials inside designed, engineered and tested to offer customized and concealed protection. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Unequal Technologies Company, EVP, Marketing & Media, Jim Caldwell, about their tech for various sport, what the WWC 15 exposure since January means for girls and women that play soccer across the nation and around the world, and why they do not advertise and rely on word of mouth to get the word out. As they say around Unequal, the green is good.
Each time Carli Lloyd takes the field during this summer’s World Cup, she won’t find familiar faces in the crowd. That’s because she told all family and friends to stay home and not come to Canada. “For me, it’s pure business mode so I can focus,” Lloyd said. Last weekend the U.S. had its final send-off match at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey, Lloyd’s home state. Her family and friends drove in to say their good lucks and goodbyes. “I don’t bring my family into work,” she said. “We train every four years for this moment. They’re fine watching it on TV. They know my deal and they fully support me.”
Carli Lloyd lives for big occasions. This is, after all, a player who twice has scored the game winner in an Olympic final. The U.S. international also has been a remarkably consistent performer. If all goes well at this summer's Women's World Cup, Lloyd will likely earn her 200th cap during the tournament, making her the 10th U.S. woman to reach the mark. And she'll do so as one of the team's main attacking weapons, able to punish opposing defenses with a pass or shot or off the dribble.
Today, Ali Krieger suited up to start for the USWNT against Ireland with an additional piece to her kit. Sporting a black headband with a neon green unequal sign, Krieger is wearing the piece as additional protection following a moderate concussion she suffered exactly a month ago playing for the Washington Spirit.
Ali Krieger, US National Women’s Soccer Team Member and one of the top defenders in women’s soccer who suffered 2 concussions, will be wearing the Unequal Technologies HALO® Headband as her team competes for the 2015 World Cup. Fox reporter Laura Vecsey wrote this story with additional information on Krieger’s decision to protect herself with Unequal Technologies.
If a revolution to combat concussions is going to happen in sports, it's the athletes that must leading the way. Ali Krieger knows it. The U.S. women's national team's dynamic right back has returned to action this week after suffering a brain-rattling concussion three weeks ago in the Washington Spirit's National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season opener, but she comes equipped. For the World Cup tune-up game this Sunday against the Republic of Ireland, Krieger, 30, is going to be wearing a headband from Unequal, a company that makes protective sports gear.
When Michael Vick’s Eagles' Equipment Manager called Unequal Technologies a few seasons ago asking for protection for Vick’s cracked sternum, it was because Vick wanted “that stuff that stops bullets.”
Created out of tragedy, Unequal Technologies has developed a new protective pad to protect youth athletes from deadly impacts to the chest. Garfield was struck with such a tragedy in 2010 when 16-year-old Tommy Adams was hit in the chest with a baseball pitch. He was reported to have been wearing his mask, chest protector and shin guards. After collapsing, he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Archie Bradley was struck in the face by a line drive Tuesday night, the third time in six weeks that a major league pitcher took a liner to the head. The Arizona Diamondbacks rookie hit the ground immediately after a second-inning shot off the bat of Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez hit him above the jaw on the right side of his face. Bradley, a 22-year-old righty and the Diamondbacks' top starter this season, stayed face down for several minutes as trainers attended to him and teammates squatted near the mound.
The Tuesday night line drive that earned Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco membership in a fraternity nobody wants to join evoked another episode in Cleveland 18 years earlier. "It looked a lot like Willie Blair's," said Bryce Florie, the former Red Sox pitcher whose own gruesome mound moment 15 years ago put him in the company of Blair and others -- and now Carrasco. "It's a scary situation; there's so little time to react."
We first heard about these kevlar domes that can be place inside pitchers’ caps a few years back. They’re made by a company called Unequal Technologies. At the time, Major League Baseball was looking into the product...
A group of six pitchers that includes Chicago White Sox right-hander Hector Noesi has used a Kevlar padding insert in caps this season or in spring training that Major League Baseball has not approved, the manufacturer told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Sunday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More than 7-thousand football coaches attended the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) conference this week in Louisville. It's a four day conference at the Louisville International Convention Center dedicated to improving football coaches through education, interaction and networking. WDRB's Sterling Riggs discovered that the conference offers much more than just instruction. The biggest names in football technology and equipment set up displays...