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Essential Protection: Wrestling Headgear

Get the protection you need for the mat with wrestling headgear from DICK'S Sporting Goods. Find wrestling headgear, or ear guards, in a range of designs for youth and adult athletes.

Wrestling headgear provides protection without added bulk, so you can remain focused on your match. This essential piece of equipment primarily helps protect your ears when you're engaged in headlocks and a variety of other positions.

Do you need wrestling headgear? Wrestlers in youth leagues, junior high, high school and college are usually required to wear wrestling headgear. Some leagues only require use of headgear during competition, but many athletes use this gear any time they're on the mat.

What to Look for in Wrestling Headgear

  • Design: Wrestling headgear typically consists of molded ear cups connected by straps and a chin pad or chin cup. Choose from a range of designs, including adjustable two-, three- and four-strap styles. Look for wrestling headgear with lightweight foam padding and a low-profile design for superior comfort. Built-in ventilation helps with breathability and allows you to hear better through your headgear. Make sure your wrestling headgear meets your specific league's requirements.
  • Size: Wrestling headgear typically comes in youth and adult sizes, but some youth athletes may feel more comfortable in adult headgear. Sizes of straps, ear shells and chin pads vary between different designs, even with adjustable features.
  • Fit: Finding the right fit ultimately depends on comfort, plus head size and shape. Your wrestling headgear should be adjusted for a snug, secure fit, so it stays in place during matches. If your headgear shifts while wrestling, consider trying a different design or sizing down. If it's too snug or uncomfortable, consider a different design or sizing up.

Wrestling is an intense contact sport, so it's important to gear up with protection like wrestling headgear and wrestling mouthguards. See individual product pages for specific info, sizing details and more. If you find a lower price on wrestling headgear somewhere else, we'll match it with our Best Price Guarantee.

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Featured Wrestling Headgear & More

The right wrestling headgear and equipment can make a big difference in comfort and competition. Top brands, including Cliff Keen® and ASICS®, excel at designing gear that's specifically tailored for an athlete's needs. Check out these featured collections from these must-have names: