Cincinnati Country Day School has taken a step forward in football player safety and is the first Day School in Ohio to purchase the newest cutting-edge football helmet on the market with the addition of the VICIS ZERO1 helmet. In recent NFL / NFLPA helmet performance testing the ZERO1 ranked first and is worn by players on 18 NFL teams and 20 leading NCAA programs. Furthermore, VICIS was featured in Time Magazine as one of the top inventions of 2017 as well as one of Inc. Magazine's most innovative startups.
What makes the VICIS ZERO1 different is the outermost layer deforms like a car bumper, yielding when it is hit and slowing impact forces. Below the deformable shell, there is a second layer of columns that bend and eventually buckle upon impact, mitigating impacts and reducing force better than traditional helmet foam. The third layer is a very hard shell that provides additional protection. The fourth, innermost layer is the form liner, which conforms to the player's head and provides a customized fit.
Head CCDS football coach Matt Hanhold said, "I am pleased to announce that we are going to outfit our football players with the safest, most reliable helmets on the market."