NOCSAE Standards

In 2018, two ground-breaking NOCSAE performance standards will go into effect:

  • NOCSAE’s revised football helmet performance standard is the first standard to limit rotational forces involved in many concussions. Manufacturers will be required to meet the revised standard in November 2018. Learn more here.
  • The world’s first chest protector performance standard for commotio cordis for baseball and lacrosse. Learn more here.
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News

May 9, 2018
Certification to NOCSAE Standards and Add-On Helmet Products

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (May 8, 2018) – The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has released the following statement regarding equipment certified to NOCSAE standards and add-on helmet products. Products designed to be added to previously certified helmets for baseball, softball, football, lacrosse and other sports are being marketed and sold to […]

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March 5, 2018
NOCSAE Issues Warning About Counterfeit Lacrosse Balls

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 5, 2018) – The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, NOCSAE is warning lacrosse players, coaches and teams to use caution when purchasing lacrosse balls online. NOCSAE is taking aggressive steps to stop the sale of counterfeit lacrosse balls by multiple illegitimate vendors, primarily on the Internet. In recent […]

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February 15, 2018
NOCSAE Winter Standards Meeting Highlights Research Initiatives to Inform a Youth Specific Helmet Standard and A Warning About Counterfeit Lacrosse Balls

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (February 15, 2018) – The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) met in San Antonio on February 2

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Mission

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.

Upcoming Meetings

Summer Standards Committee Meeting
San Diego, CA
June 22, 2018
Winter Standards Committee Meeting
Phoenix, AZ
February 1, 2019