The Benefits of Proper Protective Equipment

Ian Nichols @ 2020-04-13 10:28:23 -0400


Sports are incredibly formative and exciting experiences for athletes as they help to develop skills, memories, and friendships that will last a lifetime. Work ethic and commitment, championship games and big goals… these are things that athletes will value and cherish for the rest of their lives.

However, there are inherent risks that athletes face while playing or practicing the sports they love and it is important that they are properly protected. There have been recent advancements to produce lightweight protective equipment that is far superior to years past, and even technological developments to create new equipment to help address pressing safety issues. The constant evolution is important to continue to provide youth athletes the ability to participate in the sports they love.

There are considerable benefits to being adequately protected while on the playing surface that make sports better for all those involved.

  1. Reducing the risk of serious injury – By wearing all necessary equipment that is both well-built and properly fitted to each individual, you provide the athlete the best chance of abstaining from sports-related injury.
  1. Ability to play in more games and practices – When athletes remain healthy and free from injury, they’re able to participate in more sporting events, and play longer.
  1. Enjoy the game more thoroughly – We all know how frustrating a nagging injury can be. For an athlete, not only can it restrict you from playing at your highest level, but an injury can take away from the joy you experience when playing care-free.
  1. Reaching your highest potential – Injuries can cause athletes to miss practices, games, or even full seasons depending on the severity. By wearing proper protective gear, you give yourself the best chance to reach your full potential in the sport.

At Q30, we value the importance of athlete safety and have developed new equipment to help protect the brain against sports-related impacts. It is our goal to help make sports safer for all athletes to allow them the valuable experiences sports provide. We recognize we are only part of the solution, and are thrilled with the many other equipment and rule change advancements to create a safer playing environment.

Once we’re back to playing and watching the sports we all love, make sure the athletes you know are properly protected. It’s a simple but important step in creating the best sports environment for everyone involved.

To learn more about the Q-Collar, and its ability to help protect the brain from sports-related impacts, click here.