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Eww, That Smell: A Guide to Cleaning Your Football Equipment

September 16th, 2019

The offensive smell emitting from your athlete’s football equipment contains bacteria from sweat, skin cells and occasionally blood. These bacteria love to grow and multiply in your athlete’s equipment because it is confined, wet and warm. To avoid your athlete experiencing skin irritation, Staph infection, MRSA and other illnesses caused by these bacteria make cleaning […]

Shedding Assumptions About Fitting Your Kids’ Athletic Equipment Properly

August 19th, 2019

“I’ve been fitting my kids’ equipment for years and I know what I am doing.” For the safety of football players across the country, we wish this assumption was true, but the unfortunate truth is that we continue to see athletes wearing equipment not properly fitted. Assuming too much when it comes to fitting your […]

HelmetFitting.com Welcomes Douglas Pads and LIGHT Helmets Endorsements, Adds Valuable Information to eLearning Courses

June 18th, 2019

Entities support HelmetFitting.com’s mission to enhance athlete safety Auburn, AL — June 18, 2019 — HelmetFitting.com announces official endorsements from Douglas Pads and LIGHT Helmets and adds the Douglas Pads fitting guidelines to both its Youth (14 and Under) and 15 and Older courses. HelmetFitting.com enthusiastically welcomes Douglas Pads and LIGHT Helmets to its group […]

HelmetFitting.com, California Youth Football Alliance Join Forces

June 10th, 2019

HelmetFitting.com brings its mission to enhance athlete safety to CAYFA’s drive to save youth tackle football Auburn, AL — June 10, 2019 — In its ongoing effort to optimize athlete safety at every level, HelmetFitting.com signed a unique partnership with the California Youth Alliance (CAYFA) to proactively enhance athletes’ safety before they ever step on […]

Football Helmet Manufacturers Endorse, AEMA Partners with HelmetFitting.com

July 13th, 2018

Auburn, AL — July 13, 2018 — HelmetFitting.com announces its partnership with the AEMA (Athletic Equipment Managers Association) and official endorsements from Riddell, Schutt, XENITH and VICIS. Dana Marquez founded HelmetFitting.com as an opportunity to share his personal expertise of fitting sports equipment with parents and coaches in an effort to offer the highest level […]

2018 NFL/NFPA Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results Released

April 30th, 2018

The latest NFL/NFLPA Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results study is another great example of why people should buy helmets and shoulder pads for fit and technology. Proper fit is essential for equipment performance. This study shows how manufacturers continue to be proactive in their efforts to make cutting-edge equipment for athletes, but an important “missing […]

Dana Marquez brings HelmetFitting.com to Morgan County

April 25th, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24, Dana Marquez visited the coaches of Morgan County High School and Morgan County Jr. High School, presenting a full HelmetFitting.com seminar and getting their athletes fit to play. For more information on scheduling a seminar for your school, including one-on-one fitting sessions and much more, visit our Seminars page. This post […]

Supervisor of Operations and School Safety Dwight Satterfield: Marquez, HelmetFitting.com program “best in the business”, “well worth it”

January 18th, 2018

Recently, we shared a video on Facebook of Dana’s New Year message to parents and coaches, inviting them to sign up and do their part to increase athlete safety in 2018. On the video post, Dwight Satterfield, Supervisor of Operations and School Safety for Decatur City Schools, commented: Thank you, Dwight! See the original video […]

ESPN: Highlighting Innovation in Helmet Technology

October 27th, 2017

This feature was originally posted on ESPN.com. Holly Rowe, ESPN Reporter writes: We are highlighting innovation this weekend on ESPN. One the college football’s TOP innovators is Auburn Equipment manager, Dana Marquez. He walks Holly Rowe through the latest helmet technology helping to keep athletes safe.

Opelika-Auburn News: Promoting helmet fitting

October 23rd, 2017

This article originally appeared in the Opelika-Auburn News. Promoting helmet fitting: Auburn University’s associate athletic director of equipment operations launches video series by Lindy Oller ([email protected]) Maxwell Award winner Dana Marquez, who has 20 years of experience in the sports equipment industry, has launched an online video series called HelmetFitting.com to educate parents and coaches […]

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