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Smart helmets changing approach to player safety


Faced with growing alarm among parents about concussions and injuries, Niwot football coach Jeremy Lanter decided to be proactive.

“I’ve sat in 20 different homes for 20 different meetings with parents, and one of the biggest concerns is the safety piece,” he said. “Addressing that with them and listening to their concerns, and finding out what we can do, is a step in the right direction.”

To that end, Lanter has embarked on a two-pronged approach to player safety ahead of the 2018 season, one old-school and the other decidedly the opposite.

First, he made his conditioning smar...

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