For all equipment, be it helmets, pads, mouthguards or other, a proper fit is essential for the athlete’s comfort and protection.
When purchasing equipment or using it for the first time, it is recommended that all players, coaches and staff familiarise themselves with the fitting guidance which comes with the equipment and / or that they refer to the online guides which manufacturers produce.
It is also important to recognise that a properly fitted piece of equipment will not necessarily prevent the injuries a player might receive while participating in football. So practice and play sensibly, and as always, teach or utilise proper form and positioning when participating in football.
This section is not designed to be authoritative or to suggest a particular brand is better than another.
Examples of guides include: