We are Helmet Tracker!
Helmet Tracker provides equipment operations and inventory solutions to help equipment leaders to be better organized with our flagship Equipment>Ops cloud based application. We help organizations manage all of their sports equipment, not just helmets.
We’ve been fortunate to work with many equipment industry leaders and their organizations. Youth leagues, schools, colleges, professional clubs, reconditioners, and helmet manufacturers rely on Helmet Tracker. We also value the relationship we have with the Athletics Equipment Managers Associations (AEMA) and other organizations we work with to provide event tracking and continuing education support.
We’re big believers in the power of keeping things relevant and easy to use. Simplification has always worked to the advantage of Helmet Tracker and our customers.
Investing in people, practical designs, and customer-focused service
Our values do not change: Have fun, produce good work, deliver the best service in the business, treat people right, tell the truth, innovate, pay attention to the details, and try to have a positive impact on the world around us.
We’re also big believers in running a good business and providing exceptional customer service. We don’t spend more than we earn and we don’t waste time or resources on things that don’t matter. Maybe it’s our midwest mentality but we’re in business to stay in business.
Helmet Tracker is always at your service.
After meeting the needs of one high school football coach in Dallas, Texas who was spending inordinate time and paper to inventory equipment, we refocused our web-building business to meet the needs of the sports equipment industry to reduce administrative time and improve equipment tracking processes.
That’s when things took off, from Texas to Washington state, from Florida to California, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, and all points in between.
One Friday over a lunch of Manicotti, Rich convinced Rick to knock on the office door and introduce ourselves to the NOCSAE Executive Director, Mike Oliver. Our plan to drop off business cards turned into an afternoon of a shared vision: to leverage information on equipment used to help improve the overall safety of football.
Soon, NOCSAE launched a three-year pilot to build the NOCSAE Helmet Tracking database now used by manufacturers, reconditioners, leagues, schools, colleges, and professional teams. With our software, NOCSAE tracks the full life-cycle and recertification history of each helmet, from its manufacturing date to its retirement date ten years later. Now companies are tagging thousands of helmets everyday.
In 2020, Helmet Tracker’s capabilities will continue to increase within all of our Helmet Tracker applications.
We do recognize our software capabilities and services are expanding way beyond our company name. We do much more than just track helmets. You'll soon see some renaming and rebranding of our products and services. We tend to focus more on service than we do our marketing, so please hang in there with us.
In 2019, we expanded our operational capabilities, from receiving orders to distributing equipment to all of your sports departments and rolle out our college version of our mobile application.
In the years to come, we will continue to seek and value simplicity, clarity, ease-of-use, and up-front honesty. This goes for our services and our company. We always focus and refocus on the aspects that are important and necessary, and we like to stick to the basics. Like good old-fashioned block and tackle football, we focus on the fundamentals. And, we know no one-size fits all. You won’t find us reselling generic, off-the-shelf inventory software. We build things that fit our customers well.
2020 marks our 8th year in business, yet this feels like just the beginning for us.
In 2017, Helmet Tracker created and sponsored the first National football helmet championship. We started a contest with 76 football conferences and 777 football teams. On January 8th, 2018, we crowned the first national helmet champion, Gallaudet University. It has been a fun and exciting contest. There are not too many places you can see a DIII school destroy a famous DI school, every team is on a level playing field.
It's a great come from behind victory and a great story. We look forward to what's instore for 2020. Trivia – Gallaudet invented the “Huddle“.
On January 9th, 2019, we crowned the second national helmet champion, Dickinson Red Devils. Yes, another DIII school.
On January 13th, 2020, we crowned the third national helmet champion, Nebraska Kearney Lopers. Our first DII school.
Helmet Tracker was started in 2012 by Rich Hardt and Rick Perkins. Today, we’re a company of eight working. Our headquarters is in Lenexa, Kansas, but you can find us in equipment rooms, reconditioners’ shops, and on the gridiron everywhere.
If you have questions for us, shoot an email to Info@HelmetTracker.com and we’ll get back to you within a day. If you’re a customer, and you want to talk to someone in customer service, call us at (855) 435-6388 or email help@HelmetTracker.com and we’ll get back to you right away.
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