Northampton Indians partners with Defend your head.

May 15, 2020 1:55 PM





May 13, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – The Northampton Indians Youth Football program has partnered with Defend Your Head (DYH) to provide ProTechs helmet covers to all their players. 


In announcing their decision, Northampton Indians’ President, Steve Szydlik stated, “Player safety is our number one priority.  We, at Northampton, are extremely excited and proud to share that we will be the first Bux-Mont Pop Warner football program offering the DYH ProTech to all our teams. Purchasing and using the ProTech will improve player safety thereby ensure sustainable futures for both our sport and our football program." 


The DYH ProTech is a “Scientifically Advanced Force Reduction” (SAFR) “add on” helmet system, which can be attached to new or existing helmets. ProTech’s technology reduces the force caused from head impact collisions by reducing acceleration. Their patented soft-shell SAFR Technology absorbs, reduces, and deflects force created by contact before it reaches the hard shell of the helmet. An independent study published by Penn State University’s medical research team indicates that ProTech reduced impact forces by as much as 72%1.

Tony Dupell, President of Bux-Mont Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading said, "Bux-Mont fully supports the Northampton Indians decision to use ProTech helmet covers.  We believe making the game as safe as possible is in the best interest of our players, our clubs and our league."


“Coaches and parents alike want the safest playing environment possible for our children. ProTech effectively reduces force at contact, whether it’s the ‘big hit,’ or the cumulative effect of sub-concussive impacts that take place in practice or on game day,” stated DYH Senior VP, National Business Development, John Zeglinski.  “Northampton’s leadership immediately recognized the safety benefits of ProTech technology.   As important, they moved quickly to take advantage of DYH’s SAFR Football Rewards Initiative that helps organizations purchase ProTechs. We are thrilled Northampton is joining our roster of “ProTech teams” and we look forward to working with more Pop Warner clubs.”




Defend Your Head (DYH) is revolutionizing the game of football with a simple soft shell helmet technology proven by independent testing to reduce impact force associated with helmet to helmet, helmet to body, and helmet to turf collisions. The company’s patented helmet cover, ProTech, is made from a unique material shown to absorb and dissipate energy – and designed to form-fit the outer shell of leading helmets on the market. ProTech is light, streamlined and readily attachable – the first helmet cover of its kind to be permitted for practice and game use. DYH works with over 250 teams from the youth level up to major division I programs. 


Learn more about the ProTech and Defend Your Head at  Follow us @DefendYourHead on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

1.  Penn State University on-field testing, 2015 – 2017, publication pending

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