VICIS Brings Youth Football Helmet to Market After Series B Investment From Aaron Rodgers

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VICIS Brings Youth Football Helmet to Market After Series B Investment From Aaron Rodgers

USGA’s GPS Service Helped Reduce Golf Course Water Costs by 30 Percent
Tuesday April 23, 2019

The United States Golf Association created a GPS service in the summer of 2014 to help courses track golfer movements in order to improve pace of play. Knowing how long rounds actually took and what holes were bottlenecks helped inform a better assignment of tee times. At the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show, golf course architect

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Football helmet technology company VICIS has completed its $28.5M Series B round of funding, which includes investment from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The company also announced the commercial availability of Zero1 Youth, its first helmet designed for youth football players.
The youth helmet maintains the same soft outer shell and protective layers engineered for VICIS’ adult helmet model, but the youth model is lighter and more compact to further protect youth football players from sustaining concussions through impact. Rodgers joins fellow NFL QBs Alex Smith and Russell Wilson as investors in VICIS. Both Smith and Wilson wear the Vicis helmet on the field. Rodgers’ investment comes via venture capital firm Rx3 Ventures.  
“We invested in VICIS because its commitment to player safety – specifically at the youth level – is one we wanted to support,” said Rodgers in a press release. “We look forward to working with VICIS as they continue to develop outstanding technologies for players at all levels.”

California mass shooting: At least 12 killed at Thousand Oaks bar
Friday November 09, 2018

Twelve people, including a sheriff’s sergeant, were killed in a mass shooting at a crowded Southern California bar Wednesday night. Police later found the shooter dead inside, possibly from a self-inflicted wound. The Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks was filled with hundreds of college students. Carter Evans reports. Subscribe to the “CBS This

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Slipknot – All Out Life [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]
Friday November 02, 2018

Directed by M. Shawn Crahan Get “All Out Life” : https://slipknot1.lnk.to/alloutlife Site: http://slipknot1.com iTunes: http://itunes.com/slipknot Facebook: http://facebook.com/slipknot Twitter: http://twitter.com/slipknot Instagram: http://instagram.com/slipknot Tumblr: http://slipknot.tumblr.com Lyrics: What a world/the horizon’s coming like a hell bent killing machine Can’t afford to be the goddamn wreckage- burn it all again at a million degrees Calling all the adamant upper-level

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Villanova, MLB Team Eye Virtual Reality Training for Batters and Catchers
Thursday November 08, 2018

Imagine you’re at home plate, your bat lifted behind your shoulder. You eye the pitcher as he sets up, carefully paying attention to not just the sights that play into the timing of your swing, but the sounds, too. Researchers at Villanova believe those audiovisual cues will set apart the next generation of players. And this

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While VICIS retails its Zero1 adult helmet for $950, the youth helmet will cost $495, according to TechCrunch. The helmet weighs just less than four pounds and offers the widest field of view of any kids’ helmet currently available. VICIS has now received $84 million in total investments since the Seattle-based company was founded in 2013.
SportTechie Takeaway
Separate studies conducted by the NFL/NFLPA and Virginia Tech Helmet Lab both named VICIS Zero1 as the safest football helmet available.  VICIS’ new helmet may be just as effective when worn by youth football players. But the helmet’s lofty $495 price tag may make the purchasing decision more difficult for the average American family or youth-level team. 


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