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March 4, 2020
NOCSAE Winter Standards Meeting Update: NOCSAE Begins Formal Process to Develop a Youth Football Helmet Performance Standard

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 10, 2020) ― The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) held its winter public meeting in Phoenix on January 31. The Standards Committee took steps to advance and update athletic equipment safety standards for a range of sports, including a key vote to formally begin the development process […]

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March 3, 2020
Comments Now Open for Proposed Youth Football Helmet Standard

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 2020) ― At the NOCSAE Winter Standards Committee meeting in January 2020, the Standards Committee voted to move forward with developing a football helmet standard specific to youth players, defined for this purpose as either (1) those players who have not yet reached high school, or (2) those playing in designated […]

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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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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