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.”
You know that feeling you get when you know you've just found the perfect gift for someone? If you have an athlete in your life, we're here to make that happen. We've hand selected some unique gifts any athlete would wish for!
There are nearly 332,000 genetically distinct bacteria on the human hand. You may not think of it like this, but your mouthguard is a bacteria ambassador to your body. Germs are transported from your hands to your body via your mouthguard. Throw a sickness in the mix and your dirty mouthguard will make sure to keep you in bed all season.
Topics: mouthguard care
For those who don't know, our company is based in the University of Michigan hometown of Ann Arbor, MI. So you better believe we were glued to the TV last Saturday watching the Ohio State vs. UofM game. But for the first time that I've seen in football, wide receiver, Corey Smith, received a time out for hooking his mouthguard on his ear.