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Title: Yearly Helmet Reconditioning
Post by: CoachPaulWV on February 07, 2017, 03:56:09 PM
At a Conference commissioners meeting last week,  the football director gave us a "heads up" that "word" is that helmets would have to be reconditioned every year starting soon.   We are a PW org and he indicated it was coming from "up high"   That was all he would say so I can't give details.

You'll notice from all the words I quoted that his statement wasn't much for substance and I did not instantly have a stroke because of that.  However  I wondered if anyone has heard anything along those lines?  I've found nothing on the web from NOCSAE, Pop Warner or anyone else mentioning anything like that.

Like I said I'm not too concerned about a rumor just wondering if anyone else has heard anything.

Thx

Paul
Title: Re: Yearly Helmet Reconditioning
Post by: PioneerCoach on February 07, 2017, 07:25:42 PM
I don't know about PW, but our org has had all helmets reconditiontined every year for as long as I've been there (12 years now).

I just assumed everyone else did the same. Even if only for the sake of liability.

Craig
Title: Re: Yearly Helmet Reconditioning
Post by: patriotsfatboy1 on February 08, 2017, 10:40:29 AM
We are AYF and we do it every 2 years as per manufacturer warranty details (Xenith).  Doing it every year is very expensive and seems like overkill.  Probably just a CYA thing for people. 
Title: Re: Yearly Helmet Reconditioning
Post by: CoachDP on February 08, 2017, 10:46:15 AM
We are AYF and we do it every 2 years as per manufacturer warranty details (Xenith).  Doing it every year is very expensive and seems like overkill.  Probably just a CYA thing for people.

At youth, we did it every two years.  At high school, we did it every year.  If they'd just go back to leather helmets, none of this would even be necessary.

--Dave
Title: Re: Yearly Helmet Reconditioning
Post by: coacho on February 08, 2017, 10:52:39 AM
We get our helmets reconditioned and certified every year.
Title: Re: Yearly Helmet Reconditioning
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on February 08, 2017, 10:54:12 AM
At youth, we did it every two years.  At high school, we did it every year.  If they'd just go back to leather helmets, none of this would even be necessary.

--Dave
Not sure if you are joking but I agree with you. Take those weapons away and people will stop leading with the head I promise you. Neither does a darn thing for concussions anyway.
Title: Re: Yearly Helmet Reconditioning
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on February 08, 2017, 10:57:52 AM
PW suffers from dwindling numbers which I firmly feel cost to participate plays a large role. This will add even more money to what parents have to pay. PSL is about $230 now. Any higher and they might fold. There is just too much competition from other local leagues that cost less money.
Title: Re: Yearly Helmet Reconditioning
Post by: CoachPaulWV on February 08, 2017, 12:50:18 PM
PW suffers from dwindling numbers which I firmly feel cost to participate plays a large role. This will add even more money to what parents have to pay.

Exactly my concern.   It costs us about $5k to recert our helmets.   Make that a yearly cost and we may have to raise our fees and they are high as it is.     

I would love to recert every year if the $$$ were not an issue.

Title: Re: Yearly Helmet Reconditioning
Post by: PSLCOACHROB on February 08, 2017, 03:29:15 PM
Exactly my concern.   It costs us about $5k to recert our helmets.   Make that a yearly cost and we may have to raise our fees and they are high as it is.     

I would love to recert every year if the $$$ were not an issue.
Heck, I would love new top of the line helmets every year if it was affordable.
Title: Re: Yearly Helmet Reconditioning
Post by: Dusty Ol Fart on March 03, 2017, 10:53:51 PM
5K  How many helmets do you have?

We have approx 225 helmets we send 1/3 for reconditioning every year.  Rotational Basis. Why, some arent handed out on a yearly basis.  Cost about 25.00 per helmet.  New Helmet 125 to 150. 

Point is that they will have been inspected, at least, 3 times in their 10 year life.  Some more based on visual inspection!