One thing that I was not aware of was how many accidents occur during soccer games. As I learned more about this, I wanted to share this info with you, my most valued readers!
I’m partnering with Storelli.com to share their soccer protection gear. Their campaign is titled #InjuriesSuck.
The daughter of a dear friend of mine loves playing soccer. She tried out the head gear and said, “The head gear fit well and it was comfortable. I liked the thickness of it. It would protect well if you were to hit the ball with your head. Bonus- it keeps the hair out of your face!”
When she tried out the Leg Guard, she said, “These I liked a lot! They are pretty comfortable. They were thin, which is good, so I don’t get too hot wearing them. They can fit almost any sized shin guard. Great design. My skin gets irritated with the foam on shin guards, so I loved these, with the protective layer of the leg guard against my skin and the ‘pocket’ it has to slip the shin guard in.”
The co-founder of Storelli.com is Claudio Storelli. He is an Italian-born former college goalkeeper and wants to make soccer safer for the athletes that love their sport!
The inspiration for the gear, Storelli says, came from his own aches and pains. Repeatedly diving on rock-hard fields during goalkeeper training as a young player gave him scars and bruises he can still point out today. After college, when he took a job in the financial industry, he continued to play in men’s leagues. He and his fellow weekend warriors began to wonder if it was worth it to get so banged up.
“So one day I was sitting after a game with a colleague, who had a PhD in biophysics and expertise in materials, and as we watched player after player leaving the field with some sort of injury, we told each other, ‘This sucks. We keep getting hurt.’ We started talking about how we can buy $300 highlighter pink shoes but cannot find something that will stop us from bleeding after a slide tackle. The idea of a brand dedicated exclusively on advanced soccer protection was born there. But we had no money, so we created the company in the basement of my apartment in New York City.”
Today, Storelli.com offers many items to protect your soccer players. They’ve got your player covered from head to toe, with upper body, hands, mid body, and lower body protection! It is Storelli’s mission to eliminate those risks so your child can be injury-free, play fearlessly, and give everything on the pitch.
Did you know?
Female soccer players are 2x as likely to suffer a head injury than male soccer players.
NCAA studies conducted over 5 years across both men and women teams reported a total of 110,000 soccer injuries, an average of roughly 1 injury for every 2 players. This means that your child, as a player, has a 50% chance to be sidelined by injury this season!
The same study shows that most injuries cause players to miss 3-6 game days, which is a lot when the season often lasts only 12 weeks. These injuries do not only hurt players physically, they also reduce player confidence, concentration and ultimately make the game less fun.
Head injuries: Soccer is one of the sports with the highest incidence of concussions. NCAA studies shows that injury to the neck, face and head represent 10-13% of all soccer injuries, with women suffering close to twice as many concussions as men.
Torso and upper body: attract ~20% of injuries
Lower limbs: unsurprisingly attract the great majority of hurt (65%+)
Most injuries are caused by body-to-body impact, even concussions. A new study shows that most concussions are not caused by heading the ball, but rather by head-to-head or elbow-to-head collisions. Bigger, stronger, more competitive players = bigger, stronger bodies clashing when fighting for the ball.
Storelli seeks to reduce the chance of injury and change the status quo. The usual way to handle injuries is after the fact, to treat the injured party. How about instead you’re able to outfit your child so that those injuries don’t happen in the first place? Check out their Instagram feed to see photos of the products in action!
Head on over to Storelli.com to sign up for their newsletter and keep up to date. When you do, you’ll receive a $10 coupon!
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