LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Football season is upon us, but before the bright stadium lights, cheering crowds and friendly rivalries hit hometowns across the country, football players are enduring rigorous summer training camps. During these camps, safety is of utmost importance and as a result, premier specialty sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet provides the latest gear to keep players safe on the field.
"Football is one of the heaviest contact sports, making players extremely prone to a number of injuries, including sprains, muscle cramps and concussions," said Sport Chalet Expert Matthew Harris. "It's important for families to take preventative measures when preparing their kids for football season and Sport Chalet offers the top protective gear to help ensure safety and peace of mind."
To help players decrease their chance of injury on the field, Harris provides protective gear to make training camp and the big game worry-free and enjoyable:
- Protect the noggin. From the defensive lineman to the receiver and the kicker, it is of utmost importance to prevent head injuries. The Xenith Youth X2 Football Helmet is built for a customizable fit and with the highest quality materials for maximum protection. For eye protection while still getting a clear view of the field, attach the anti-fog and anti-scratch Under Armour Football Visor.
- Make and take the hardest hits. Enduring or giving hard tackles is part of the game. The durable Schutt XV Flex All Purpose Shoulder Pads feature new and thicker block padding for maximum coverage to improve protection and performance. Safeguard ribs and the lower back with the impact-absorbing Schutt Varsity Football Hardshell Rib Protector and Douglas Football CP Back Plate.
- Guard the extremities. Bypass big bruises or abrasions on the arms and legs with Under Armour HeatGear Football Forearm Pad and the Nike Recruit Youth Padded Football Pant. Both provide a snug, sleek fit and offer protection where it counts the most.
- Keep those pearly whites. Avoid losing teeth and jaw injuries with the Shock Doctor Adult Gel Nano Mouthguard featuring a custom gel-fit liner, vertical shock frame and tri-bite windows for enhanced protection and fit.
- Don't drop the ball. Perfect the catch-and-tuck and secure that 50-yard pass with the Nike Vapor Fly Football Glove, equipped with pre-curved fingers, seamless durability and plenty of grip on the fingers and palms. For the linemen battling in the trenches, the Under Armour UA Combat Full Finger glove provides breathable, custom-molded finger padding for dexterity and additional protection.
- Achieve the fastest 100-yard dash. Whether beating a personal record or sprinting towards the end zone for a touchdown, the Under Armour Men's Highlight MC Football Cleats are lightweight and provide superior traction for explosive acceleration. The ClutchFit™ uppers have a compressive feel and the foot-forming 4D Foam® footbeds reduce cleat pressure for an enhanced fit.
- Get immediate relief. Muscle aches and pains are unavoidable during a rousing game of football, but they can be treated with MuscleAidTape. This latex-free, water-proof and breathable kinesiology tape improves blood circulation, re-educates the neuromuscular system and provides relief for any muscle or joint discomfort.
For more information on Sport Chalet's selection of protective football gear, visit the website's Football page. To find a nearby Sport Chalet location, visit www.sportchalet.com. For media inquiries, contact [email protected].
About Sport Chalet
Sport Chalet (Nasdaq: SPCHA, SPCHB) is a premier, full service specialty sporting goods retailer featuring the industry's top sports brands in apparel, footwear, and sports equipment. Founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, the company has 50 stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah; an online store at www.sportchalet.com; a Team Sales division; and offers more than 50 specialty services for the sports enthusiast, including online same day delivery, climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, and mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation, snowboard and ski rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba boat charters, team sales, gait analysis, baseball/softball glove steaming and lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store locations. For more information, visit Sport Chalet at www.sportchalet.com.
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