With a national focus on head injuries in youth sports and particular focus on youth football, we have carefully selected our equipment provider. Riddell USA is among the elite as far as equipment manufacturers are concerned. With patented technologies designed to reduce the possibility of concussions, Riddell helmets are among the safest available and most trusted by elite players in the National Football League.
The Apple Valley Rebels are proud to call Riddell USA our official equipment provider. In an effort to ensure that our athletic equipment continue to meet our performance and safety standards, our helmets are sent back to Riddell for reconditioning and recertification EVERY year!
Reconditioning and recertification is the process in which your equipment is cleaned, sanitized, buffed, painted (or re-painted), inspected, repaired and NOCSAE certified. Please take the time to read more about the importance of helmet recertification by clicking on this link.
"What is Helmet Reconditioning?"
Players will be provided with a helmet, chin strap, shoulder pads, 7 piece pad set, spirit pack, game jersey, and game pants provided by Under Armour.
Practice jersey with the player's last name on back, rubber molded cleats, practice pants, socks, mouthpiece, and soft cup will be purchased separately by each player. Practice jerseys can be black, white, or orange. Player names should be in contrasting league colors.
Steel, aluminum, detachable hard rubber or nylon with metal cap cleats are not allowed. Mouthpieces must cover all upper teeth and be a readily visible color EXCEPT white or red. Mouthpieces MUST be attached to the facemask with a strap and must be worn at all times during contact drills and live play at all practices and games.