In spite of other companies inaccurate claims of selling the lightest youth football helmet, LIGHT’s LS1 Youth is the lightest youth helmet on the planet. Neck and back injuries resulting from excessive weight are especially prevalent in young football players. Reducing weight of your helmet can make you safer on the field, perform better, and fatigue less. Your “Heads up tackling” is much easier when you are not wearing a five-pound boat anchor made of plastic from the 1980’s. The Armor Foam lining in the interior was originally pioneered by NASA and it helps absorb the force of impact. The shell of our helmet is crafted from lightweight and strong advanced composites. You can build your helmet on our Light Configurator and see exactly how it will look with your choice of colors, facemask, chin strap, shields and hardware.