Lighter in weight and materials used, youth football helmets are not built
the same as their adult counterparts. Schutt extended that thinking to all
facets of headgear, creating youth flex facemasks specifically built to fit
their youth helmets.
These facemasks may look similar to the ones found on adult helmets, but
there are several difference that make them a better choice for younger players.
To start, youth flex facemasks are shorter than traditional adult versions,
meaning less weight and a better fit on the helmet. They also don't extend as
far past the shell, decreasing the risk of opponents hands getting inside the
cage and poking the face or eyes.
Like Schutt's adult facemasks, youth flex facemasks come in models built to
specific helmets so check carefully to make sure you're getting a facemask that
matches your helmet. No matter the type of helmet, if you have a size XL, you
will need to select an XL facemask. The Schutt Recruit line and DNA Pro Plus are
compatible with the DNA Youth Flex facemasks, while AiR XP and the AiR Standard
use Super Pro Youth Flex facemasks. The Vengeance also has it's own of facemasks
for younger players.
With several varieties of bar configurations and different looks for
different positions, a new youth flex facemask from Sports Unlimited can get you
on top of your game this season.