Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/26/2020 - 7:00 PM
Category: Bids, Contracts, Agreements
Type: Action
Subject: 3.10 Approval of Middle School Football Helmets and Shoulder Pads Purchase (Second Read)
Strategic Plan 2018-2023:
GOAL 2 (Each Student) Ensure success for ALL students, regardless of background
Policy: IGD - District-Sponsored Extracurricular Activities and Groups
Provide Name(s) of Attachments: MS Football Helmet & Shoulder Pads Quotes
Guardian Caps Quotes
File Attachment:
MS Football Helmet & Shoulder Pads Quotes--March 2020.pdf
Guardian Caps Quote.pdf
Provide Background Details and Rationale: Quotes for helmets and shoulder pads for both 8th grade football programs were requested from five vendors. Four vendors responded with quotes: BSN, Riddell, Liddle’s Sports Shop, and Nill Bros. It was determined the Riddell Speed Flex Helmet, Rival JV Shoulder Pads, and Speed Flex Helmet Kit were the superior products. Riddell Speed Flex helmets have the CAM*LOC retention system on the chin strap, which helps secure proper fit. The Flex system has flexibility engineered into the helmet’s shell, face mask, and face mask attachment system with hinge clips, which reduces impact force transfer to the athlete. The interior liner conforms to the shape of the player’s head and fits the contours of the helmet shell for improved fit. The purchase price for helmets, shoulder pads, and helmet kits from Riddell is $37,102.

As an additional safety measure, both programs will also use Guardian Caps during practice. The Guardian Cap is a soft shell helmet cover engineered for impact reduction. It brings a padded, soft-shell layer to the outside of a football helmet, and reduces impact up to 33%. The cost for Guardian Caps is $5,751.20.
Provide Funding Source and Estimated Cost: $42,853.20 from 2019-2020 Budget
Legal References N/A
Name of Persons(s) Submitting Agenda Item with Title Dr. Jaime Dial, Director of Secondary Education
Presenter(s) if Presentation Anticipated N/A
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Park Hill Board of Education approve the quoted prices from Riddell for the purchase of football helmets and shoulder pads and Guardian Innovations for Guardian Caps for Middle School football, as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Jaime Dial - Director of Secondary Education
Signed By:
Dr. Jeanette Cowherd - Superintendent