Vicis reinvented the football helmet when it launched its top-ranked zero1 to nfl and ncaa teams in 2017.
we are now bringing that same scientific rigor and creativity to youth football with the introduction of the zero1 youth.
The first football helmet truly engineered for kids
Our top ranked ZERO1 helmet has now been adapted and optimized for young players. The ZERO1 YOUTH has been specifically tuned for the impact forces observed in youth play.
A helmet built for kids and the way they play
The ZERO1 YOUTH offers the same soft outer shell as the top ranked ZERO1, but its structures have been tuned to the impact velocities seen in youth football.
The ZERO1 YOUTH helmet offers outstanding front and side impact performance, the most common impact locations seen in youth play.
A helmet that makes fitting a snap
Color coded DLTA™ Fit Pods can accommodate a wide range of head shapes and sizes, providing a comfortable, snug, secure fit.
A better fitting helmet means a better protected player. The ZERO1 YOUTH helmet offers an air-free, custom fit experience for every player while offering the flexibility to fit multiple players over the helmet’s lifetime.
TUNED FOR YOUTH
Compact, balanced, and light, just right for kids
ZERO1 YOUTH features a compact, lightweight design with a balanced center of gravity, helping kids stay on their feet and keep their heads up.
The helmet also sports a wide field of view reducing the risk that a kid could be blindsided by a hit he doesn’t see coming.
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How much does the ZERO1 Youth cost?+-
The retail price for individual helmets is $495. VICIS has team, club program, and league pricing available for orders.
How does the ZERO1 YOUTH perform compared to other youth helmets? +-
The Vicis ZERO1 Youth performed better than all other helmets and received a 5-Star rating from Virgina Tech Helmet Ratings.
Where can I buy the helmet? +-
Initial orders can be placed online at vicis.com or through a VICIS Sales Rep.
What sizes will the helmet come in and what head circumference will it fit? +-
The VICIS ZERO1 YOUTH accommodates a wide range of head shapes and sizes. Sizes will include Small/Medium and Large, covering head circumferences ranging from 19.5" – 23.5”.
What color options are available? +-
The VICIS ZERO1 YOUTH is available in a wide range of molded and painted colors. Custom colors will be offered at additional cost, per quote, on orders of 20 or more helmets.
What are the options for facemask styles and colors? +-
ZERO1 YOUTH helmet facemask options include the models SO212, SO223, and SC223. Facemasks are offered in the colors most commonly worn by youth teams. Custom colors can be produced at additional charge on orders of 20 or more helmets.
Does the ZERO1 YOUTH have a visor? +-
The helmet is compatible with Nike, Under Armour, and Oakley ADULT visors. We expect to offer a youth version of our VICIS EDGE Shield by Oakley.
What is the VICIS ZERO1 YOUTH reconditioning recommendation? +-
VICIS recommends the ZERO1 YOUTH be reconditioned a minimum of every two (2) years per NOCSAE standards.
What is VICIS’ warranty and return policy for the helmet? +-
VICIS warrants the ZERO1 YOUTH helmet for a period of two (2) years from date of shipment. Attachment hardware, jaw pads, and DLTA™ Fit Pods are warranted for a period of one (1) year, not including normal wear and tear. Our return and exchange policy can be found on our website at vicis.com.
In what countries will the helmet be offered? +-
The ZERO1 YOUTH will be available for sale in the USA and Canada.
What regulatory standards does the helmet comply with? +-
The ZERO1 YOUTH will be NOCSAE certified and will be evaluated by Virginia Tech once it is commercially available.
How many seasons will the ZERO1 YOUTH last? +-
The ZERO1 YOUTH has a maximum useful life of 10 years. We expect the ZERO1 YOUTH to be equivalent to traditional youth helmets.
My son is 6’0” and weighs 180 lbs. but plays in a youth league. Should he wear the ZERO1 YOUTH or the ZERO1? +-
Generally, the ZERO1 YOUTH is designed for youth play up through 8th grade and the ZERO1 is designed for high school and above levels of play. The YOUTH model is lighter weight and is optimized to meet the impact forces seen in the youth game. However, individual youth league players who are comparable in size and strength to high school players may wear the ZERO1.
An appropriately-fitted helmet should determine whether a youth player wears a ZERO1 or a ZERO1 YOUTH. A youth league player should not wear the ZERO1 if it does not fit as well, or feel as comfortable, as the YOUTH helmet. Before deciding that a child/player should wear a ZERO1 or ZERO1 YOUTH, check with the player’s league and coach to determine if both helmets are permitted for use.
The ZERO1 YOUTH helmet is not designed for high school and above level play.