Schutt Rib Protector - Boys' Grade School The Schutt Youth Rib Protector gives young football players the added protection that growing bodies need. Featuring Schutt's Energy Block Transfer System, this football rib protector disperses the force of a hit over a larger area, reducing the impact felt by the player. This also reduces the risk of injury. This rib protector is designed with raised corrugations that add strength and durability, along with vent holes to increase air circulation. The Youth Rib Protector is tough protection, with no overheating.