NOCSAE Standards

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August 5, 2020
NOCSAE Summer Standards Meeting Update: NOCSAE Advances Formal Process to Develop a Youth Football Helmet Performance Standard

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (August 5, 2020) ― The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) held its first virtual public meeting on Friday, July 24. The Standards Committee addressed updates to athletic equipment safety standards for a range of sports and advanced discussions on the proposed youth football helmet standard and proposed revisions […]

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June 24, 2020
NOCSAE Standards Committee to Meet July 24, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (June 2020) ― The NOCSAE Standards committee will meet virtually on July 24, 2020 to discuss research findings from the NOCSAE Scientific Advisory Committee, as well as review modifications to standards and consider a proposed revision. Here is a link to the agenda for the meeting. The committee will consider this revision to […]

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May 6, 2020
NOCSAE’s Summer Standards Committee Meeting to Be Held Virtually; Grant Program to Be Delayed

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (May 2020) ― In light of the concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), NOCSAE’s Summer Standards Committee Meeting will be held virtually on or about July 24, 2020, but the specific date and time has not yet been confirmed. Interested parties will be able to revisit later this summer to register and gain further […]

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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
This will be a virtual meeting.
January 29, 2021
Summer Standards Committee Meeting
Portland, OR
July 23, 2021