Soccer is an extreme contact sport. It may not be as fast or as furious as the usual racing games you've seen, but it definitely has a unique level of action all on its own. For this reason, helmets are necessary to play soccer. Both amateurs and professional players of the sport can be seen donning this specific protective gear before heading out to play. However, there are specific characteristics that football helmets possess. They usually have a face mask, chin strap, and even a mouth guard that comes as an optional feature.

Everything that has been mentioned is the same with college football helmets. Besides being just a protective gear, it can also be said that college football helmets are used for their aesthetic effect. Each football helmet is stamped with the logo of the particular team. This is essential because it helps coaches identify their players while on the field and it is easier for referees to record technicalities of play while everyone is on the field.

College football helmets weren't as complex as they are now. Actually, football helmets began in 1915. These old types of helmets look very basic. They are even simply made of leather. They are also made with a flat-looking top design that can be compared to what professional wrestlers have been using. Back then, the main purpose of these helmets was to protect the player's ear from any damage. However, the lack of earholes on the helmets has shown that communication is difficult when wearing these old helmets.

So, over time, helmets have evolved and improved until the National Soccer League has required that soccer helmets come with a face mask. Since then, college football helmets have also adapted this particular technical requirement to the games they have held. Today, leather is not the main ingredient in college football helmets. Now it is polycarbonate, which is being used extensively in the manufacture of football helmets.

Additionally, college football helmets have also taken into account the need for constant communication on the field. Soccer, after all, is a group sport that requires a lot of coordination within the team. What happened instead is that these football helmets have changed their design from a flat top to a more oval build. According to studies that have been done, this oval shape of college football helmets actually goes a long way in protecting the head from excessive impact. In addition, an inflatable bladder is now also being used to provide more protection for soccer players while wearing a soccer helmet.

Then finally the chin strap was also developed as the professionals felt the need to make sure these football helmets stay securely in place. This is especially important for a contact sport like soccer in which unpredictable actions can occur. College football helmets really evolved over time. From its humble beginnings, people have realized the need to improve it.

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So, over time, helmets have evolved and improved until the National Soccer League has required that soccer helmets come with a face mask. Since then, college football helmets have also adapted this particular technical requirement to the games they have held. Today, leather is not the main ingredient in college football helmets. Now it is polycarbonate, which is being used extensively in the manufacture of football helmets.