Football

NOCSAE develops performance standards for protective equipment used in a variety of sports. In addition to the sport-specific standards listed below, the standards found under the General link on the Standards page also apply to this equipment. Refer to the standards on the General page for the additional applicable standards. All NOCSAE standards, proposed standards, and laboratory guides are listed on this site for download in PDF format.

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CERTIFICATION OF NEW EQUIPMENT
DescriptionDownload
Laboratory Procedural Guide for Certifying Newly Manufactured Football Helmets
ND003-96m14
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Football Helmets
ND002-13m15
Standard Test Method and Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Football Players Hand Coverings
ND019-10m15a
Laboratory Procedural Guide for Certifying Newly Manufactured Football Players Gloves
ND020-09m15
Standard Method of Impact Test and Performance Requirements for Football Faceguards
(Effective January 2018)
ND087-17m17c
Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Football Helmets
(Modified July 2017; Effective November 1, 2018)
ND002-17m17a
Standard Method of Impact Test and Performance Requirements for Football Faceguards
(Revised February 2018; Effective February 2019)
ND087-18
RECERTIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT
DescriptionDownload
Laboratory Procedural Guide for Recertifying Football Helmets
ND005-96m14
Standard Performance Specification for Recertified Football Helmets
ND004-11m15