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03/25/2013 – NAERA Statement on Helmets with After-Market Enhancements

March 25, 2013 Football Blog Updates



The NFHS has been provided with a copy of a newly enacted policy by NEARA pertaining to after-market football helmet attachments.  Under the policy, reconditioners would remove such attachments and either return them to the submitting high schools or destroy them, at the schools’ direction.  The complete release is located at /football/naerapressreleasemarchregardingaftermarkethelmetattachments.pdf. Please note that if these devices are attached to a helmet submitted for recertification, the devices will be removed. If they (or replacement devices) are re-attached, the warranty / guarantee for the helmet recertification would be voided.

Coaches should also note that due to these after-market enhancements voiding any warranty and recertification, they cannot be worn in competition.

Contact your helmet manufacturer with questions.