SportsGuard was started by concerned parents of youth baseball players, coaches who happen to have experience with biophysics and engineering.
After observing the introduction of heart guards for youth baseball players, some made mandatory by certain leagues and towns,they recognized an important area of protection for youths that had not been addressed, protection for non-helmeted youth baseball players pitching and fielding. HeadGuard by SportsGuard was born.
It was during the development of the HeadGuard that coincidentally Major League Baseball changed its rules for first and third base coaches requiring them to wear helmets for protection on the field.
The company, located in central New Jersey a few miles from Rutgers University, now has other novel products being introduced to protect youths enjoying sport such as the StealthGuard and X Grip by SportsGuard.
SportsGuard's products are now "available at Ripken Baseball" in Aberdeen, Maryland and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
SportsGuard supports Eden Autism Services
A portion of each SportsGuard equipment sale will benefit Eden Autism Services, a national center of excellence founded in 1975 to serve children and adults with autism through a comprehensive array of early intervention, educational, residential, employment and outreach programs.
Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, Eden's services extend throughout the US with a satellite operation in southwest Florida. www.edenautismservices.org