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Jupiter Pop Warner team first in Florida to use new helmet caps

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
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Jupiter Pop Warner team first in Florida to use new helmet caps
Jupiter Pop Warner team first in Florida to use new helmet caps

The Jupiter Mustangs are the first Pop Warner football program in the state to use new helmet caps to keep the young players safe.

WPTV NEWSCHANNEL FIVEDUNNAN HAS MORE ON WHY THEYDID IT..

AND HOW IT COULDTRANSFORM THE SPORT OFF THEFIELTORY S/U (LAST ONE): WHEN THEPANDEMIC HALTED SPORTS, ITGAVE ORGANIZERS TIME TO THINKABOUT THE FUTURE AND SAFETYPROTOCOLS.

ULTIMATELY IT LEADTHE JUPITER MUSTANGS TO MAKE A10-THOUSAND DOLLAR INVESTMENTIN THE FORM OF HELMET CAPS.NATS: (FOOTBALL NATS) TACKLINGTHE ISSUES THAT COME WITHTACKLE FOOTBALL AND LITTLEKIDS.

1:14 FOOTBALL, YA KNOW,ITTO BRING THAT BACK, THIS ISJUST ONE STEP CLOSER.

FOOTBALLMOM AMBER HICKS IS EXCITEDABOUT A NEW PIECE OF SAFETYEQUIPMENT THAT THE BOYS WILLWEAR THIS SEASON.

1:43 THEYSAY THEY CAN ELIMINATE UP TO70 PERCENT OF THE IMPACT ANDIT MADE SENSE SHE SAYS PARENTSDO HAVE SOME CONCERN ABOUTCONCUSSIONS AND HEAD TRAUMA.BUT THEY ALSO KNOW THE LOVETHEIR KIDS FEEL FOR THE GAME.:32 THERE ARE SO MANYCONCUSSIONS AND INJURIES.

WEJUST WANT TO SEE OUR KIDSSAFE.

MAYBE THIS IS THE FIRSTSTEP IN HAVING MORE PEOPLEJOIN FOOTBALL COACH BRADCALDWELLJUPITER MUSTANGSTHE FEAR.

1:03 WHEN I TOOKOVER THE JUPITER MUSTANGSPROGRAM THREE YEARS AGO, THEENROLLMENT WAS DOWN ALMOST 50PERCENT BUTT TO: 1:13 PARENTSNERVOUS ABOUT ALL THE HEADTRAUMA.

HE DECIDED&.

NATS 4:45REAL SOFT FOAM, IT SNAPS ONREAL EASY.

TO ADD A LAYER OFHEAD PROTECTION& 4:52 IT ISLESS THAN A POUND FORPRACTICE.

5:32 ITTHOSE, IT JUST MAKES SENSE,WHY WOULD YOU NOT?

THE JUPITERMUSTANGS WILL WEAR THESEGUARDIAN HELMET CAPS OVERTHEIR HELMETS.

SOME COLLEGETEAMS ALREADY USE THEM HESAYS.

6:12 WE ARE THE FIRSTYOUTH PROGRAM IN THE STATE OFFLORIDA POP WARNER PROGRAMS TOUSE THEM.

BUTT TO: 2:01 WE AREGOING TO PUT THEM ON ALL KIDSFOR PRACTICE ONLY.

IF THEOTHER TEAMS DO START TO ADOPTTHIS TECHNOLOGY, IT MAY MAKESENSE TO DO IT ON ALL LEVELSIN GAMES AS WELL.

TO ME, MORESAFETY THE BETTER ESPECIALLYAT THE YOUNGER AGE* 3:00IWARNER IS A NO GO FORCHILDREN.

IINTELLIGENT ABOUT IT DR.MANUEL BRITTO (BRE-TOE)& 1:22I DONPOP WARNER FOOTBALL FOR ACHILD TO BE UNCONDITIONALLYBAD.

IS THE MEDICAL DIRECTOROF THE PEDIATRIC CONCUSSIONCENTER AT PALM BEACHCHILDRENTHE CHOICE TO PLAY SHOULD BEUP TO THE FAMILY, CHILD, ANDPHYSICIAN.

AND SAYS THE HELMETTECHNOLOGY HAS COME A LONG WAYBUT ITYES IT IS NICE TO HAVE HELMETSTHAT CAN DISSIPATE THE FORCEMORE AND MORE BUT THAT WONGUARANTEE YOU WILL TAKECONCUSSIONS OUT OF THEEQUATION.

HE SAYS CONCUSSIONSARE A FACTOR WHEN YOU PARTAKEIN MOST TEAM SPORTS.

9:27 WESHOULD NOT ONLY BE TALKINGABOUT TACKLE FOOTBALL.

BUTABOUT BASKETBALL, SOCCER, EVENFLAG FOOTBALL.

COACH CALDWELLSAYS THE LOVE OF THE GAME ISINSPIRING CHANGE TO MAKE ITSAFER.

ALL THE COACHES HAVE TOTAKE A HEAD SAFETY COURSE NOW.3:47 IF IT WASNFOOTBALL, I WOULDGOTTEN THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL,PROBABLY WOULDNTHROUGH COLLEGE.

I NEVERWOULDOR CAREER I HAVE.

TORY DUNNAN.WPTV NEWSCHANNEL FIVE.JUST OVER 3 MONTHS UNTIL

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