Erin & Lee Hanson started Guardian Sports in 2011 with one goal in mind – protecting athletes by developing superior sports equipment. Equipped with 20+ years of experience owning and operating a technology and material sciences company, we created the Guardian Cap. The purpose of the Cap is to reduce the force of impact upon collision experienced by football and lacrosse players, and to prove that soft-shell helmet technology is superior to that of a hard shell. This project stems from our passion for player safety, foundation in material sciences and the generally accepted physics behind impact reduction.
The Guardian Cap is a one-size fits all helmet cover that can be worn on any current football or lacrosse helmet. It’s padded, soft-shell reduces the force of impact by increasing the time of deceleration upon impact. Now in its 6th selling year, there are more than 90,000 Guardian Caps being used on the field. The Guardian Cap has been adopted by youth leagues, high schools and colleges across the US as well as in Canada and Germany. The industry is changing and more parents, coaches, and ATCs are looking for new equipment for their players, leading them to the Guardian Cap.
At Guardian Sports we have a true passion for protecting athletes, and we aim to continually develop technologies that can enhance sports equipment. Our goal remains the same: advance technologies to bridge the gap between the products that athletes deserve/need and what is currently available on the market.