There has been a lot of talk about mouth guard safety from the leading national organizations. But this article was actually inspired by a comment from Andi O’Connor, USL Regional Manager, parent and coach of 20 years, “If I hadn’t spokenwith the rep at [the Lacrosse National] Convention I would not have picked up the biggest benefit of the SISU Mouthguards – kids can’t chew on their mouthguards – penalties will be reduced and they will be safer. This will be the biggest hot button to leaders, coaches and parents."
Topics: mouthguard care
Three years ago we took the disruptive technology of SISU Guards out of the basement and into the athletic communities worldwide. At that time we identified Lacrosse as our sweetheart sport. But, being a new kid on the block in a sport with established brand loyalties and engrained stereotypes is not an easy task. And we needed to make good friends to help us get through. Being the official partner of US Lacrosse entitles us to a great amount of exposure and the USL team has gone above and beyond, making our "go to market" strategy in Lacrosse a great success. But we wanted to give this partnership a deeper meaning.
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The greater Austin area has nearly 100 youth and middle teams, but none of them have made their reach to East Austin. With the hopes of bringing lacrosse to economically disadvantaged youth in East Austin, Texas, David Hamill, formed the New Horizons Lacrosse. But the impact he made on the Martin Middle School community became so much more monumental than just a step into growing the sport.
Let's face it. Athletes hate mouthguards. Since their inception, the bulk, the drool and complete lack of comfort have made mouth guards the most dreaded pieces of protective equipment. Yet, mouthguard designs haven't changed much since the 1960's. Some companies expanded flavor lines and cool designs have emerged, but most mouthguard manufacturers are still using the same materials and technology as they did 60 years ago. One great idea and five patents later, that is something a little SISU Mouth Guard has been able to change.
It's the first week into January and it's already shaping up to be an awesome 2017 for the SISU Team. Kicking off this weekend, we are hitting the road for several tournaments and trade shows. If you're headed to one of these shows, don't hesitate to stop by our booth!
SALINE, Mich., Jan. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies Inc. (ATI) announced the approval of their fifth mouth guard patent for the new SISU NextGen athletic mouth guard, released to the market in October 2016. NextGen is the latest development in ATI's long standing collaboration with National Science Foundation (NSF) which was instrumental in development and production of the SISU family of mouth guards.
Wow! Here we are again. It seems like last week that I was sitting here writing the Year In Review for 2015. From new products to new partnerships 2016 has been such a fun journey to be on. Here are the highlights...
The National Association of Athletic trainers (NATA) recently released a new position statement on dental injuries.The new position statement is aimed to provide athletic trainers (AT) with recommendations on emergency planning, dental injury classification, education mouthguard effectiveness and mouthguard care.
Dental injuries and the lack of mouthguard compliance is a multi-layered issue. There isn't one problem source that can be tackled. It is a combination of lack of consistent education, attitudes and mandates. So we're excited to see all of these issues being addressed by such a large governing body.
Although the statement and recommendations are written for ATs, this is information that every coach, parent and athlete should know:
Last week, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) published its new position statement, “Preventing and Managing Sport-Related Dental and Oral Injuries.”