Whether in the field, at the plate, or behind the plate, the baseball diamond is a non-stop obstacle for potential head injuries. People tend not to think about collisions as much in baseball as in other, more contract-driven sports; however, these collisions still happen. When they do, they can result in serious injuries, including—but not limited to—concussions. All it takes is for a bad dive, slide, come-backer, or on-field collision where you hit a teammate’s head, shoulder, or knee. Baseball/softball catchers and umpires are particularly vulnerable. Due to their position on the field, they are always at risk for a foul ball, or even worse, the tail end of a baseball bat to the mask.
The Head Net™ is designed to be worn under the cap or batter’s helmet, while the mask enhancer can be worn under both standard and hockey-style catcher’s and umpire helmets. These products add an extra layer of protection that goes far beyond what a plastic helmet can achieve.
Studies performed by USC and Wayne State University have demonstrated that the Head Net™ and helmet enhancer can reduce impact energy between 50 and 70 percent, thus reducing the risk for a long-term head injury. With four Head Net™ sizes to choose from (ranging from children to adult sizes), there is protective gear available for all ages at every level of sport. The Head Net™’s revolutionary 360-degree design is made up of a polymer material injected with air cells that help absorb and dissipate the impact energy around the head, keeping you or your child better protected.
*Note, when wearing the Head Net™ under a baseball cap, you will need to increase your cap size for the headgear to fit.