The Forcefield headbands are lightweight, ventilated and have an adjustable, absorbing polymeric layer that wraps around the head, offering increased protection for those crucial impact zones of the forehead and temples where many head impacts occur. Those are the facts. We just think it is a practical piece of equipment for anyone who plays a sport such as soccer and has to head the ball.

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We think the hardest thing is just getting kids to wear a headband. Because the Forcefield looks just like any other headband, it might be easier to convince players to wear it. It looks like a headband from the '80s with the headband at the front; at the back is a foam insert. The headbands are adjustable, and they come in all sorts of colors so they can match your team uniform. The protective foam has been tested up to 250,000 times. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention runs a "Heads Up in Sports" program to outline just how serious head injuries leading to concussions really are.

According to the CDC, a concussion is a brain injury that changes how the cells in the brain normally work. In a concussion, a blow to the head or body causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. In rare cases, repeated concussions can result in brain swelling, permanent brain damage and even death.