Playing football is rough. No doubt about it, when you suit up to go onto the gridiron you know you are going to be taking some hits. Maybe you have a child in football and you need to protect him. Using a neck roll helps prevent "stingers" and "burners." These are the burns and abrasions around the neck caused by repeated rubbing from the edge of the helmet. Because the neck rolls are made from a closed cell foam, the pads act as a buffer against abrasions. Using a neck roll prevents these and gives an added level of protection to the football player.
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Put the neck roll over the shoulders of the player so the open end is under the chin.
Snap the neck roll onto the shoulder pads if your neck roll is the snap style. Snap-style neck pads will have the male ends of the snap attached around the edges, allowing attachment to shoulder pads with the female receiving ends of the snaps.
Tie the neck roll to the shoulder pads if your neck roll has the three tie-down strings. Use cinch knots to tie the roll to the shoulder pad hinges. Tie one string at the left shoulder, one at the right, and one at the back. There are hinges on the shoulder pads where the string gets threaded. Slide the string under these hinges and tie off the neck roll pad.
Adjust the neck roll so that it will not impede breathing. Push the neck roll so the open end is in the front of the neck.
Re-position the neck roll during breaks on the field or at halftime. The neck roll will shift during rough workouts and games and needs to be adjusted routinely during the game.
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