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Protective Skull Caps for Sports and Concussion Awareness
Protective Skull Caps for Sports and Concussion Awareness


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How Does Noggin Sport Fit Into The "Concussion Business?"

On June 7th, the Toronto Star published a news article about the sudden growth of companies joining the “concussion business.” According to the article, public awareness about the dangers of concussions and traumatic head injuries in contact sports has been growing. This is largely due to mainstream media picking up on professional athletes suing the organizations they play for. The NFL recently settled a $765 million court case. 200 former NHL players are suing the league, claiming that the NHL has ignored the long-term negative effects of concussions and head injuries. Even professional soccer players are suing FIFA for not managing the effects of concussions amongst players.

The public awareness surrounding concussions has definitely increased, giving rise to new health clinics specializing in concussion damage and new sports manufacturing companies that produce improved helmets, headgear and skull caps that aim to reduce impact to the head. The Toronto Star article continues that the Concussion Business is an “irony” as “companies that wish to make an imprint in the Business of Concussions must shy away from any language directly related to the reduction of concussions.” This is because evidence for concussions is not clear enough yet that a company can claim to prevent or reduce concussions.

Noggin Sport is one such sports manufacturer part of the so-called Concussion Business. And as a company dedicated to concussion research, we would like to share our thoughts on the matter.
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The American Medical Associated Has A New Concussion Policy. So What?

In a recent article released on June 09, 2015, TIME Magazine reported that the American Medical Association has adopted a new concussion policy for youth who play sports. The purpose of the new policy is to protect young athletes from head injuries. The policy includes implementing a procedure to immediately remove a player from a game who appears to be suffering from symptoms of a concussion, such as dizziness, nauseousness, loss of balance or memory loss. The policy states that players may only return to the game once they have a doctor’s written approval. As much as 15% of high school athletes who experienced concussions returned to play too soon, increasing the risk of long-term effects.

Yahoo! Sports Canada also picked up on the story. They reported that 3.8 million traumatic head injuries in sports occur each year in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sports concussions do not just appear in contact sports such as football, rugby and hockey. 59% of middle-school female soccer players reported playing with concussion symptoms. Concussion awareness and the seriousness of its long-term effects is clearly growing within the United States.

The American Medical Association’s new concussion policy is a victory for concussion awareness, albeit a small one. We definitely want to celebrate that coaches will be taking a greater interest in the well being of their players! Our youth are the lifeblood of our country – we must do everything we can to promote good health, safety and well being in their lives. The American Medical Association has taken a step in the right direction towards preventing long-term effects of concussions. But what have they done to protect athletes in the first place?
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We Want To Hear Your Feedback!

Noggin Sport is dedicated to the advancement of concussion prevention research. It’s our mission statement and it’s our daily mantra. We live, eat and breathe what we do because we are so passionate about helping athletes stay safe in contact sports.

And who supports Noggin Sport in our advancement of concussion prevention research? You do, the customer. By supporting our product, you help us on our mission to keep players protected on the field. We are extremely motivated to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, and so we are asking you for your help. We want to hear your feedback!

What do you think of the Noggin product? Is it comfortable?

How can we improve the product? Would you like more colours and styles?

How can we improve our customer service and order processing? Are shipping and delivery times acceptable?

What website improvements would you like to see?

Do you have any creative ideas for advertising our protective skull cap?

As a young company, we know that positive and negative customer feedback is essential to the growth of our brand and our product. So please provide us with any comments you can. We would love to hear from you!

To contact us with your ideas and comments, please email or call us at 1-855-9-NOGGIN.
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A Step By Step Guide To Ordering Your Noggin

Buying your first Noggin online is an easy process. We want to show our customers exactly how you can use our new website to order your very first Noggin (and hopefully not your last) in just a few minutes.

Step One: Go to

Step Two: Scroll down until you see a picture of the Noggin and the Noggin Pro next to each other. Choose whichever product you prefer and click “Buy now.”

Step Three: Select the size and colour of your Noggin. You can choose between S/M and M/L for sizing. The Noggin comes in four different colour styles: Black, Blue, Pink and Black & Pink.

Step Four: Once you’ve selected your size and colour, choose the quantity of Noggins you wish to purchase and select “Add to Cart.” A notification will appear stating that your product was added to your cart. Click the “View Cart” button.

Step Five: In the Cart page, you can review your purchase order and shipping costs. In the coupon section, enter the code “noggin15” to receive a promotional 15% discount and free shipping on your Noggin! Once you’ve applied the coupon, click “Proceed to Checkout.”

Step Six: Enter your shipping details, including your name, address and e-mail address. If you forgot to enter your promo code, you can do so again on the Checkout page.

Step Seven: To place your order, choose to pay either by credit card directly on our website, or via PayPal. Once you’ve selected your payment option, click “Place Order.” That’s it! A receipt will be automatically sent to your e-mail address. Your Noggin will be shipped out to you within a few days.

Thank you for your business! We look forward to shipping out your Noggin.
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Start With Why: Why Do You Compete In Contact Sports?

Simon Sinek is a literary genius and an inspirational leader. He helps people all around the world understand and discover the motives behind their actions in life by asking a very simple question: What’s your “why?”

Sinek’s research began when he began to ask himself how inspirational figures that we know of today were able to achieve incredible success despite insurmountable odds. For example, how did the Wright Brothers, who had very little access to money or resources, invent the world’s first piloted aircraft when their competitor Samuel Langley was sponsored by the US government yet still could not achieve the feat?

How did Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest professional athlete of all time, win six NBA championships despite being cut from the varsity basketball roster in high school?

Simon Sinek’s answer is to start with “Why.” Too many people are focused on what they do or how they do what they do. Sinek teaches that understanding why you do what you do is critical to unlocking your potential. Beyond fame and fortune, we must have an underlying reason to succeed that drives us forward when the going gets tough.

Competing in contact sports is not easy. It requires dedication, practice, talent, and a lot of hard work. Hours and hours of practicing with your team and practicing on your own time. Not to mention, putting 120% effort in when it’s game time. Why do you compete in contact sports, despite the dangers? Is it the adrenaline rush? The love of crushing your opponent? Or do you have another underlying reason that guides you to putting your all into the sport during pre-season?
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Concussions In Contact Sports Linked To Depression?

A new study reported by The Huffington Post suggests that concussions caused from contact sports can cause mood changes within the human mind within just a matter of days.

The study published by the Journal of Athletic Training compared 42 college athletes who had no concussion history against 84 college athletes who had recently experienced a concussion. Through several tests involving the Beck Depression Inventory Fast-Screen, the study found that 20% of college athletes with recent concussions showed increased depression over time, while only 5% of the athletes with no concussion history showed increased depression over time.

The results of the study are yet further evidence of the symptoms of a post-concussion experience. Professional and amateur athletes are often youthful and health. Yet the consequences of a concussion punish not only the body, but the mind as well. Depressive thoughts play a negative effect on our daily lives that can lead to decreased performance, down emotions and even suicide. All because of a dramatic impact to one’s head.
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Hockey Helmets Fail Safety Test, According to Virginia Tech Study

Sports media have been lit up over the past two weeks when Virginia Tech’s testing results of the safety of hockey helmets were released to the public. According to the university’s testing methods, which involved using automated machinery to measure the reduced impact of a blow to the helmet, resulted in only 1 out of 32 different helmet brands to pass their safety evaluation rating as “good.” Each helmet received different levels of stars that indicated safety levels. The “Warrior Krown 360” was the only brand of helmet to receive a “3-star” rating, ranked as “good.”

Interestingly enough, the price of the helmet had no relation to the safety rating based on Virginia Tech’s testing results. In fact, the Warrior Krown 360 was one of the more economical helmets, priced at $79.98 USD. All of the helmets tested ranged in pricing from $26.98 USD to $269.99 USD. This is because hockey helmet safety certifications are built around reducing fractures and bleeding, but not head impact reduction.

Since Virginia Tech released their helmet safety test findings, both the Hockey Equipment Certification Council and National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment have shown interest in the test results and agree that there needs to be improvement in sports equipment.
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Winnipeg Wolfpack and Noggin Sport Officially Enter A Partnership

On March 30, 2015 the Winnipeg Wolfpack and Noggin Sport officially entered an important partnership. In an effort to minimize impacts to the players’ heads, Noggin Sport is now the official supplier of protective head wear to the Winnipeg Wolfpack. The women’s football team will now wear the noggin™, a skull cap with integrated gel pads that are proven to reduce impact to the head by up to 22% in football when worn with a certified helmet.

The partnership between the Winnipeg Wolfpack and Noggin Sport is a step-forward in building relationships that bring concussion awareness into public attention. Concussions are a frequent topic in professional contact sports, however are often over looked when considered at the amateur playing level. The Winnipeg Wolfpack are dedicated to protecting their players as best as they can and understand that the noggin™ skull cap will help achieve this goal.
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What If Kris Letang Had Worn A Protective Skull Cap?

On March 29, 2015 Kris Letang, defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins, suffered a concussion. Letang was shoved onto the ice, which caused his head to snap back into the end boards.

Letang’s head injury is a concern for every parent and player who plays ice hockey. Here we have a professionally and experienced athlete who is outfitted with the best sports gear the NHL has to offer. Yet with one shove, Letang went from one of the Penguin’s most consistent players to ending up in the hospital.

Would wearing a protective skull cap have prevented a concussion? We don’t know. Would the noggin™ have reduced the impact of his head injury? Absolutely. When worn underneath a certified hockey helmet, the noggin™ can reduce impacts to the head by as much as 38%.

Letang’s injury is more proof that wearing a certified helmet in contact sports is just not enough. We applaud teenagers and professional athletes who are spending hundreds of dollars on impact-reduction helmets. This is an incredible investment into the safety of your body. We urge parents and players alike to take their safety one step further by wearing the noggin™. Our protective skull cap technology reduces impact while keeping your head cool and dry. It’s one additional layer of protection that could make the difference between a head ache and a trip to the hospital.
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Welcome to Noggin Sport - Protective Skull Caps for Sports

You can’t put a price on the health of your brain functionality. This article is not about eating organic food, taking your daily dose of vitamins or playing IQ-boosting games on a daily basis. Concussions are a very real threat in contact sports today. It is your duty, your responsibility and your obligation to protect yourself and your children from brain injuries.

Picture this: your son is playing a friendly game of high school high school football. He appears strong and healthy. His sports equipment looks a little heavy for him, but it’s designed to protect him. It’s fourth down and your son’s team has to make 5 more yards. The quarterback throws the ball… your son runs… he’s running fast… he’s going to make the catch! As soon your son’s fingers grasp around the ball, someone from the opposing team tackles him to the ground. Your son hits the ground head-first. His helmet scrapes against the dirt. The coach is running out, but it’s too late – your son is unconscious. As he is rushed to the hospital, you know that it will be many weeks or even months before he will fully recover. Just maybe, you wish you had taken an extra precautionary step to help your son reduce the impact to his head.
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