The National Football League (NFL) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) have announced the results of laboratory testing on helmets that can be worn by NFL players during the upcoming 2017 season. The NFL, in collaboration with the NFLPA, through their respective appointed biomechanical experts, coordinated extensive laboratory research on 33 helmets to determine with helmets best reduced head impact severity.
The NFL Foundation, in collaboration with Gatorade, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), announced the launch of a pilot program to provide funding to public high schools with football programs that have limited or no access to an athletic trainer.
With training camps in full swing, the month of August provides the perfect time for the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame to highlight the key rule changes that will take effect during the 2015 season. The following changes are designed to protect players and increase safety.