D3O partner Gamebreaker has become the official supplier of adidas Football US for 7v7 and Flag Football games.
Over the last month, Gamebreaker’s Pro Soft Shell Headgear, which features a layer of D3O® impact protection technology, has protected the heads of the USA’s elite high school 7v7 clubs in the adidas Football 7v7 National Championship Series.
The 2017 adidas 7v7 series involved a number of top high school teams representing East and West coast USA clubs. Youth teams residing in Florida and California were exclusively invited to compete in respective regional tournaments played during two weekends in February.
The triumphant teams from each state then advanced to the National Championship tournament in March, where Las Vegas based side All-American Pride emerged victorious after overcoming the previously unbeaten LA Magic.
The young team of players, received the trophy from globally recognised American rapper, Snoop Dogg, who has an ongoing involvement with adidas as its Director of Football Development.
The integration of D3O® provides adidas’ Flag Football competitors with greater comfort and high performance protection around the head to help prevent such incidences.
In flag football leagues across the States it is becoming increasingly mandatory for players in teams to wear protective headgear.
When athletes train and compete in this thrilling, fast-paced sport, minor and major injuries to the head can result from incidental or accidental contacts that naturally occur throughout.
Brain injury awareness
Gamebreaker recently took part in Brain Injury Awareness Month.
Each year in March the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness by conducting an awareness campaign.
The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Not Alone’. The Not Alone campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families.
The campaign also lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support that are available.
Find out more about the BIAA and this month’s campaign here.