Senator Chuck Schumer is making youth football safety news out of upstate New York. The senator, along with local high school football players and former Buffalo Bill players, met to promote the Children’s Sports Athletic Equip. Safety Act. This law would support safety standards on youth football helmets for the prevention of concussions.
The issue here is cost. The standard helmet averages $150 while the safer, more advanced youth football helmets can run $250 or more. How can the boys football community afford to pay for these? Well, regardless of cost, we should place safety responsibility solely on the helmet manufacturers. They need to provide us with the safest helmets possible, and that’s what this bill apparently promotes. Pop Warner has set up an advisory board made up of medical doctors, we encourage you to contact them with any questions you may have. Also, call your local politicians and ask them to push for better helmet safety standards.