The Guardian Football Helmet Cap


Please see the most recent memo below from NJSIAA officials pertaining to The Guardian Football Helmet Cap and its on-field legality. Please refer any questions pertaining this memo to Carmine Picardo:

To: All Athletic Directors, Football Officials, Football Coaches, and Athletic Assistants
From: Jack Dubois (NJSIAA Assistant Director), Carmine Picardo (NJSIAA State Football Assigner) and Bill Surdovel (NJSIAA Rules Interpreter)
Re: The Guardian Football Helmet Cap

It has come to our attention that there may be some confusion as to the legality of The Guardian Football Helmet Cap. This note is to clarify its legality and use during the 2016 season.

  • The Guardian Cap is a piece of legal equipment and can be worn by any number of players (one or the entire team).
  • Caps may be of any color except the color of the football.
  • Teams are not required to have matching cap colors, but it was recommended that teams purchase the same color.
  • Opponents may have the same or different colored caps.

A link to the manufacturer’s website is below, should you need further information regarding this piece of player equipment:

Any questions, feel free to contact one of us.