NOCSAE Standards

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January 7, 2020
NOCSAE Receives ANSI Accreditation as Standards Developer

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (January 2020) ― NOCSAE, which celebrates its semicentennial this year, started the year 2020 as a newly Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). After an extensive review process, ANSI approved the NOCSAE standards development procedures and process, and on Dec. 30, 2019, recognized NOCSAE as an accredited standards […]

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December 23, 2019
Standards Committee to Meet Jan. 31, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (December 2019) ― The NOCSAE Standards committee will meet Jan 31, 2020 in Phoenix, Ariz. to discuss research findings from the NOCSAE Scientific Advisory Committee, and to consider revisions and proposed new standards. Here is a link to the agenda for the meeting. The committee will consider this revision to ND022 – the […]

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November 26, 2019
NOCSAE Addresses Latest Product Safety Alerts

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (November 2019) ― In November, safety alerts from the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) were shared regarding the following products: Signature Lacrosse balls, model 1.3 (green, yellow, white, neon pink and neon orange), model 1.6 KS – KSONE brand (all colors), model LU 1.4 (green) and model UA 1.5 (yellow, pink, green and […]

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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
Miami, FL
July 24, 2020
Winter Standards Committee Meeting
Phoenix, AZ
January 29, 2021