NOCSAE Standards

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March 7, 2019
NOCSAE Issues Warning About Counterfeit Lacrosse Balls

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 7, 2019) – The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, NOCSAE is warning lacrosse players, coaches and teams to use caution when purchasing lacrosse balls online. NOCSAE is taking aggressive steps to stop the sale of counterfeit lacrosse balls by multiple illegitimate vendors, primarily on the Internet. In recent […]

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February 14, 2019
NOCSAE Winter Standards Meeting Update: Report on Youth Football Helmet Standard Research and Evaluation of Potential New Safety Standards

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (February 14, 2019) ― Leaders in sports equipment safety convened for the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) winter standards meeting in Phoenix on February 1. The Standards Committee acknowledged and discussed modifications to existing standards and evaluated the possibility of creating new standards for flag football head protection […]

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February 5, 2019
Revision to Lacrosse Ball Standard ND049 Available Now for Review

A revision which defines the term “slightly textured,” found in section 6.1.2 within the Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Balls (ND049), was presented to the board at the NOCSAE Winter Board Meeting on Feb. 1, 2019. A vote on this revision will be made at the NOCSAE summer meeting on July 26, 2019. […]

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NOCSAE is an independent and nonprofit standards development body with the sole mission to enhance athletic safety through scientific research and the creation of performance standards for athletic equipment.

NOCSAE Board Updates

In Memoriam

John Miller, M.D., a long-standing board member and past president of NOCSAE, died on June 27, 2018. Miller, a former director of the Indiana University Student Health Service who also worked for Indiana University as a physician, director of sports medicine, and professor of kinesiology, attended NOCSAE meetings as a representative for the American College […]

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Upcoming Meetings

Summer Standards Committee Meeting
Boston, MA
July 26, 2019
Winter Standards Committee Meeting
Phoenix, AZ
January 31, 2020