Learn how to properly fit your Xenith football helmet.

For the best fit, the athlete should wet down their hair to recreate a practice/game situation. As the athlete sweats, the hair becomes wet and the fit of the helmet may change.

The athlete should be instructed to read the WARNING label on the helmet and be sure they understand what is stated on the label. The athlete’s head is next measured with a cloth measuring tape one inch (1″) above the eyebrows and around the largest part of the head.

Fit the athlete with the appropriate shell (S, M, or L), have the athlete pull the helmet out by the ear holes and roll the helmet onto their head.

The helmet should sit on the head 1″ above the eyebrows and the jawpads should fit snugly against the cheeks. Jawpads and comfort pads come in various sizes and can be interchanged between helmets to ensure the best possible fit.


Learn how to properly fit your Xenith Shoulder Pads, ensuring optimal performance.

Shoulder pads are designed to protect the shoulder joint. The typical point of impact is at the AC joint. Therefore, the pads should be fitted properly to provide protection for the shoulder.

The athlete should stand facing away from the staff member. The athlete is measured from shoulder to shoulder, the tip of the left humerus to the tip of the right humerus. This measurement is the guide for what size pads the athlete should wear. Sizes go by numbers (number of inches = shoulder pad size). Pick a pair of pads and have the athlete put them on.

WARNING: Football is a dangerous, collision sport where injuries are common. There is no such thing as a concussion proof football helmet and football helmets can not completely prevent concussions. However, the right helmets, when properly fit, can help reduce the risk of more serious injuries. Football helmets are not designed as concussion prevention, but rather as protection against skull fractures, contusions, and lacerations.