Coaches from around the nation learned about the latest developments in helmet safety Sunday at the American Football Coaches Association Convention in Louisville.
It’s an initiative that Jefferson County Schools are also looking into, because as football rules and regulations evolve, so do ways to protect athletes.
Schutt Sports unveiled the “Smart Helmet” at the convention. The helmet is geared to help prevent sport head injuries.
The brand new helmet was developed by Brain Sentry, a sports sensor technology company who partnered with Schutt Sports.
CEO of Brain Sentry Greg Merril explained the new helmet development, “Just like in baseball how they count pitches to protect kids arms, this technology counts head impacts to help coaches address which players are excessively hitting with their heads.”