A total of soccer headgear have been rated using the STAR evaluation system. Our impact tests evaluate a headgear's ability to reduce linear and rotational acceleration of the head resulting from a range of head impacts a soccer player might see on the field. Headgear with more stars provide a reduction in concussion risk for these impacts compared to helmets with less stars. Group ratings are differentiated by pre-determined thresholds.

For soccer headgear, we recommend any 4 or 5 star headgear. While there are some differences in impact performance within these groups, other factors such as cost, fit, coverage, and comfort should be considered when purchasing headgear.