Helmet Sensors Team Testimonials
Shockbox helmet sensors are in use across the US, Canada and Europe as part of team concussion management programs.
Watch and read the team and individual testimonials and reviews of the world’s most innovative and affordable helmet sensors in youth sports today!
Nicholas Kelly,Coach – St Thomas Moore HS (Milwaukee, WI)
Chris Snoddy, Athletic Trainer – Goodpasture Christian HS (Madison, TN)
. “Our players give it all on the field every practice and every game. This prize will help our staff give the student athletes the best attention possible,” said Chris Snoddy, athletic trainer at Goodpasture Christian High School.
Kim McElhinny, Athletic Trainer – Oldham County HS (Buckner, KY)
“As the athletic trainer for Oldham County High School I am responsible for 85 football players,” said Kim McElhinny, athletic trainer at Oldham County High School. “With this large number of athletes and only one of me, I may not see every hit. However, having the Shockbox helmet sensors will allow me to receive specific data about a hit and help keep our players safer.”
Chad Palmer – Glen Oak High School (Canton, OH)
. “GlenOak High School has more than four medical career pathways for our students. These programs are constantly looking for resources to collect important data to keep our students safe. These sensors will better equip our student athletes on the field and help our students make advances in the classroom,” said Chad Palmer, science teacher at GlenOak High School.
Andy Foster, Asst Athletic Director – Bishop heelan Catholic High School (Sioux City, IA)
. “While form tackling is stressed and taught in our program, concussions still occur. Last year we treated over a dozen concussions within our football team. We are very happy to receive this technology to assist our concussion prevention efforts,” said Andy Foster, assistant activities director at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School
John Kelly, Head Coach – Strawberry Crest High School (Dover, FL)
“Helmet sensors represent the next level of protection for our young people in contact sports. It is a fantastic gift for our athletic program, which will help us keep our students safer,” said John Kelly, head coach at Strawberry Crest High School.
Mike Orsillo, Head Coach – Forsyth Country Day School (Winston-Salem, NC)
Head Coach Orsillo says, “Having Shockbox is another tool in monitoring (concussion) and ensures it doesn’t get as bad as it could get”
Erika Miller, Head Athletic Trainer – Lakewood High School (St Petersburg, FL)
Lakewood Spartans will be using Shockbox next season after getting a starter pack of sensors in 2014 as part of their overall concussion management protocol.
Patriotes Football: Roger-Comtois High School (Quebec City)
Rostislav Vlachy, Head Coach: PSG Zlin Pro Hockey Team (Czech)
Head coach of PSG Zlin in the Czech pro hockey Extraliga showcases his team using Shockbox helmet sensors as part of an overall connected team.
Kevin Mackay, Head Coach: Bishops University (Quebec)
Head coach of the Bishops Gaiters football and Manager of Sports Medicine, Katrina lambert CAT(C) discuss how the plan to use Shockbox as part of their football and concussion management program.
Austin Kerkhover, Asst ATC, Bentonvile HS Tigers (Bentonville, AR)
Bentonville HS bought a sample kit of Shockbox football sensors for the Tigers football team. Asst ATC, Austin Kerkhover says, “The shockboxes are working great. We were able to set them up with no issues. Our head trainer is definitely wanting to order more for the future”.
Mario Mercier – Head Athletic Therapist, Sherbrooke University (Sherbrooke, QC)
Sherbrooke Vert et Or (Green & Gold) is a University CIS Football team and will be using Shockbox sensors as part of their athletic program for monitoring and data collection.
Frisco Fury – PYFL (Dallas, TX)
The youth players of the Frisco Fury were outfitted with 15 Shockbox football sensors for the 2014 season as part of the Progressive Apron project. “Texas is a great market for it (Shockbox) as most other states think Texas is the hard hitting playground for youth football. That isn’t the truth. We work hard with USA Football on the newest techniques and tackling simulations. Your product will come in very helpful with this,” says Rob Parham, coach for the Frisco Fury.
Jason Hunt – Head Coach, Madison Plains HS football (London, OH)
Madison Plains Golden Eagles outfitted the entire team with 70 Shockbox football helmet sensors for the 2014 season. “Our trainer can see those hits in the Shockbox software and know when to take a look at a kid,” says Jason Hunt, head coach for the Golden Eagles.
Todd Wetzel – Head Coach, Ottawa Valley Silver Seven (Minor Peewee AA)
“It gives us another tool we can use to manage the kids’ health,” says Todd Wetzel, former pro hockey player and head coach for the Silver sevens.
Wayde Bymoen – Head Coach, Ernest Manning HS Football (The Griffons, Calgary)
“It’s been a fantastic program for us and at this point it’s prevented two of our players from playing with concussions that we wouldn’t have caught without the technology,” says Wayde Bymoen, a sports medicine teacher and head coach of the junior football team.
Frank Trachsler – GM Streetsville Tigers Hockey Club (Toronto)
The Tigers outfitted all 9 hockey teams (10-17 year olds) in May 2013
Sam Gash – Former NFL player and Detroit Lions offensive coach
Sam Gash is working with Shockbox in Michigan State to promote head impact awareness.
Ian Stites – Head Athletic Trainer, Rockledge High School (Florida)
Rockledge outfitted their senior football team with Shockbox in June 2013
Craig Walsh – Team Manager, Gatineau Vikings Football (French-Quebec)
The Gatineau Vikings football team outfitted all their senior players with Shockbox helmet sensors in Sep 2012.
Michelle D – Parent (Massachusetts)
“The Shockbox Impact Alert Sensor is like having a trained and unbiased set of eyes looking after your child for a potential concussion while on the ice.As a Mom who sustained a TBI, I learned first hand the effects a concussion can have. Having a Shockbox on my son’s helmet has given me the confidence that if/when he sustains a questionable fall/hit I do not have to worry about the coach or referee missing it. Literally, I have the knowledge in the palm of my hands 🙂 I think of it as just another piece of hockey equipment with 2 extra advantages…..it won’t smell like all your all gear and they don’t even have to remember to put it on!“
L Fulco – Parent (New York)
“Bought this for my 8 year old son who plays travel hockey – we love it .. It’s easy to use and non-intrusive.“
Heather M – Parent (Kansas)
“We have a Shockbox for our son who plays Squirt ice hockey and it is a hockey mom’s dream! I am a nurse and very concerned about the safety of our son when he is on the ice. Safety to the head is priceless and the Shockbox gives me a sense of security.
I highly recommend this product!“
John Bartholomew & Erin Lundy – Athletic Trainers, Graceland University (Iowa)
Graceland University installed Shockbox on their football team in March 2013
“I liked having them to alert me of some hits (none of which were severe enough for a full out concussion evaluation, all players were good). I can see the benefit of having them for season in the fall. It would be a lot easier if the indicator light could tell when the battery was low and needing recharged as well as tell that it is charging while on the charger cord (I know this is something that will be in your updated sensors, just saying). Also, I had a couple sensors that flashed red at me even after being charged for hours and wouldn’t read a hit directly after. That is all I have for now. I am sure I will have more once we are into season and hitting more often. “
Kevin S (Hockey Coach) – Illinois
“I am a travel hockey coach and I wish that all of my players were using this device on their helmets. Knowing through good science when a player should or should not be playing is utterly invaluable. I take the safety of the players under my charge very seriously, and worry that there are times I’ve made a poor judgement that will hurt a child unintentionally.
My son has been wearing one of these sensors for a year, after an episode where he got rocked and was concussed. And when he gets contact, I trust as a parent and as a coach, that the sensor is going to tell me when I should be concerned. I get one or two alerts every game, mostly of the low variety, but there’ve been a few where I was able to have the trainer take him out and perform the protocols (which are fully laid out in the Iphone app that comes with the sensor).Head injuries and concussions are not something to take lightly, and are not a matter of being tough and taking one for the team. As a parent, I want the best for my kid, as I know everyone does, and this small investment in a sensor that puts my kid’s safety first is one way I can do that.“
Debbie E – Football Team Secretary (New Mexico)
“The peace of mind that comes with this product is priceless. The more I read and get informed the better I feel about the shockbox for my grandson. I have just recently installed it in his helmet. I keep checking my phone and we are still 15 days away from our first game lol. If a player has suffered a concussion his chances of having another increase. The shockbox takes the guessing out. So many things can go wrong and now I will not take any chances with his health and well being. Thank you for this amazing product.“
Mark A – Parent (California)
“I’ve used the shockbox sensor for my 10 year old son who plays travel hockey and lacrosse. I’ve found it to be a great product and it’s very easy to set up and use. The only drawback is that currently CAHA (the California Amateur Hockey Association) and SCAHA (the Southern California Amateur Hockey Association) have interpreted the USA Hockey rules in such a way as to not allow the use of helmet mounted concussion sensors despite a USA Hockey rule interpretation allowing their use. So far the lacrosse community has been more accepting.“
Heath R – Lacrosse Parent (Georgia)
“This is an excellent idea, with an almost-perfect execution. First, the good stuff–this is a very simple product to install and use: basically just tape it on the proper place, download the app, pair it via Bluetooth (like you’d pair any Bluetooth device), and go. The peace of mind (what Mom’s look for when they let their children play sports like football, hockey and lacrosse) is worth well more than the price of the device. I had to test it for myself (I pounded on the helmet–without my son wearing it, of course!), and sure enough, my phone buzzed and prompted me with the medical protocol-based questions to determine if the impact might have resulted in a concussion. In short, the device works as promised.
I really think the device should be adopted by an entire team, with each helmet connected to the head coach’s phone, so the coaching staff can get a better handle on the risk of injury during the course of an entire season. I know my son’s lacrosse coach was extremely interested in my thoughts.
The bad–nothing too bad–the adhesive might not last an entire season, especially on the hockey/lacrosse version, which is attached to the outside of the helmet. For the football version, which is attached inside the helmet, I can’t imagine the adhesive would be stressed enough (mostly by weather) to give. I’ve suggested to the Company that they reconfigure the hockey/lacrosse version to work inside the helmet and have been told they are working on it. All in all, an excellent product whose time has come. .“