Right Football Helmet

When you buy a football helmet, it must fit appropriately. Football helmets are fundamental protective gear to provide player protection. Ensure that whenever you are purchasing a new football helmet that it meets the standard for NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment).


The outer component of a football helmet is referred to as the shell. This component is the barrier that protects a player against impact.
  • It has a durable and robust construction.
  • It is typically manufactured from ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), polycarbonate or plastic.
  • Some models are equipped with an air system that helps to tighten the helmet pads to a player’s head shape, offering a customized fit.
Ventilation through the shell helps with increasing airflow, promoting heat management as well as providing comfort.


To cushion the interior of the helmet’s shell, two various types of padding may be utilized, either inflatable or pre-sized. You can use thinner or thicker pads to help with better adjusting the fit. If you are using a helmet that has inflatable pads, you will have to buy an appropriate padding pump. Bear in mind; there must be no space between the helmet and the temple of your head, or between the helmet and your jaw. A well-fitted helmet that you can purchase from GameDayr shouldn’t shift or move when worn.

Vinyl Nitrile Foam

  • Highly efficient with shock absorption.
  • Protects an athlete comfortably.
  • May need a break-in period for the padding not to feel too tight against your head.

Thermoplastic Urethane Foam (TPU)

  • It doesn’t necessitate a break-in or compression time period like standard foam.
  • It can absorb a substantial amount of shock on impact.


Facemasks can be bought without or with the football helmet. Facemasks are generally manufactured from stainless steel or carbon steel for lightweight yet durable protection. Always ensure the facemask you are thinking of buying is compatible with your football helmet. There are various designs available, which may include the following:
  • Oral protection alone – Ideal for quarterbacks and defensive backs and provide a clear field of vision.
  • Oral and jaw protection – Ideal for tight ends and running backs. Offer more protection for hitting or block.
  • Oral and nose protection – Great for running backs and receivers and offering a clear field of vision.
  • Oral, jaw, and nose protection – Advantageous for linemen that encounter continuous hard-hitting.
  • Oral and eyeglass protection – Ideal for players and linemen who encounter hard contact.
Some of the newer brands now have helmets with quick-release facemask features that permit faster access to the player in the event of an injury.

Helmet Accessories

Chin straps

Are attached directly to the helmet and come in either soft or hard styles. No slack should be between the helmet and strap, offering a snug and secure fit to a player. Mouthguards can protect the teeth and mouth during rugged play.

Visors And Eye Shields

These are fitted into the facemask without obstructing a player’s vision. Although not required, they can offer additional eye protection. Just ensure they are compatible with your football facemask and check with the coach if they are allowed by the league.