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NOCSAE Standards

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July 28, 2021
NOCSAE Summer Standards Meeting Update: NOCSAE Reports Progress on Youth Football Helmet Standard and Advances Shoulder Pads Research

The Committee also shared updates on the development of new headforms for testing and continued discussions on a potential standard for non-tackle football   OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (July 28, 2021) ― This year’s National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) Summer Standards Committee Meeting was held virtually and in-person in Miami, Fla., on […]

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June 23, 2021
NOCSAE Standards Committee to Meet July 23, 2021

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (June 2021) ― The NOCSAE Standards Committee will hold its Summer Standards Committee meeting July 23, 2021 virtually, as well as in person in Miami, Fla. To attend the online meeting, you must be registered, which you can do via this link. For those who wish to attend in person, please email Melinda […]

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February 22, 2021
Request for Proposal on Shoulder Pads Announced

The request is the first in NOCSAE’s new RFP research funding program.

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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

NOCSAE Welcomes New Board Member

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (August 5, 2020) – The announcement was made at the NOCSAE Summer Board meeting on Friday, July 24, 2020, that Will Rodecap has been appointed by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) to serve on the NOCSAE Board of Directors as a (consumer/user) voting member. Rodecap, who is the head athletic equipment […]

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Upcoming Meetings

Winter Standards Committee Meeting
Litchfield Park, AZ
January 28, 2022