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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

Stan Jurga Jr has been appointed by SFIA to fill its open position on the NOCSAE Board of Directors (representing the Producers ANSI interest category). Stan is the VP of Product Development at All-Star Sporting Goods – a brand that specializes in baseball & softball protective hardgoods for all levels of play. Stan’s role in […]

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NOCSAE Research Director Announces Retirement

After 15 years of dedicated service to NOCSAE, Fred Mueller, Ph.D. is retiring. During his tenure with NOCSAE, Fred managed 359 full grant applications, ultimately funding 40 grants totaling $8,435,000. Mueller significantly elevated and advanced NOCSAE’s grant program and the organization’s contribution to athletic equipment research, understanding of injury risk threshold and athlete safety. NOCSAE […]

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Upcoming Meetings

Winter Standards Committee Meeting
Litchfield Park, AZ
January 28, 2022
Summer Standards Committee Meeting
Portland, OR
July 22, 2022