NOCSAE Standards

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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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February 17, 2021
NOCSAE Winter Standards Meeting Update: NOCSAE Advances Proposed Youth Football Standard Process and Approves Revisions to Standards

The board also shared updates on the Nine Array Headform redesign, which is expected to begin testing later this year.

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January 12, 2021
New NOCSAE, NAERA Video Addresses Sports Equipment Reconditioning and Recertification

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (January, 2021) ― In December 2020, NOCSAE’s executive director Mike Oliver visited with Bob Fawley, president of the National Equipment Reconditioning Association (NAERA), and Tony Beam, executive director of NAERA, for a webcast discussing sports equipment reconditioning and recertification. The video, which can be found here, addresses questions about the sports equipment […]

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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

Summer Standards Committee Meeting
Miami, FL
July 23, 2021
Winter Standards Committee Meeting
Litchfield Park, AZ
January 28, 2022