NOCSAE Standards

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August 12, 2019
NOCSAE Issues Clarification About Football Helmet Certification to NOCSAE Standards

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (August 12, 2019) – The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has released the following statement to clarify the organization’s rules related to football helmets. NOCSAE sets test and performance standards for football helmets and the NFL requires that football helmets worn by players in the league meet NOCSAE […]

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August 8, 2019
NOCSAE Summer Standards Meeting Update: Report on Youth Football Helmet Standard Research and Evaluation of Potential New Safety Standards

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (August 8, 2019) ― The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) held its summer standards meeting in Boston on July 26. The Standards Committee discussed modifications to existing standards and continued to evaluate the possibility of creating new standards for flag football head protection and football shoulder pads. The […]

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June 5, 2019
NOCSAE Issues Consumer Alert About “KSONE” Lacrosse Balls

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (June 5, 2019) – The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is warning lacrosse players, coaches and teams to avoid purchasing or using lacrosse balls with the “KSONE” brand. NOCSAE has determined that lacrosse balls bearing the “KSONE” brand are being sold and distributed with the NOCSAE name and/or […]

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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

Winter Standards Committee Meeting
Phoenix, AZ
January 31, 2020
Summer Standards Committee Meeting
Miami, FL
July 24, 2020