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 Cook at Seating is limited and is at standing room only.

The meeting will …

  • Discuss research findings from the NOCSAE Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Reaffirm the status of a number of existing standards which are not being revised or withdrawn
  • Discuss a modification to Standard ND081, the Standard Pneumatic Ram Test Method (relating to testing youth helmets) and a modification to Standard ND201 Laboratory Procedural Guide for Certifying Newly Manufactured Chest Protectors for Commotio Cordis
  • Discuss proposed edits to the draft of Standard 006-21 Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Youth Football Helmets.

There will also be a vote on the revisions to ND 200-21 Standard Test Method and Performance Specification Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protectors for Commotio Cordis that were previously approved at the last Standards Committee meeting, but were suspended due to procedural matters.

For a more detailed lineup of what to expect, visit the meeting’s agenda, found here.

Comments or questions related to the agenda items should be sent by Friday, July 9, 2021 to Executive Director Mike Oliver:

Comments specific to a standard may be made through the NOCSAE website. This method requires registering on the site first, then locating the appropriate standard on the Standards Matrix found here.

The virtual meeting will be held using GoTo Meetings. You do not need a GoTo account to join the meeting. Information about GoTo can be found here.

NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, is an independent and nonprofit standards development body with the mission to enhance athletic safety through scientific research and the creation of performance standards for athletic equipment. Formed in 1970, NOCSAE is a leading force in the effort to improve athletic equipment and, as a result, reduce injuries. NOCSAE efforts include the development of performance and test standards for football helmets, gloves and facemasks, baseball and softball batter’s and catcher’s helmets, baseballs and softballs, ice hockey helmets, soccer shin guards, lacrosse helmets and facemasks, and polo helmets. NOCSAE is comprised of a board of directors representing stakeholders from a number of groups – including consumer and end users, equipment manufacturers and reconditioners, athletic trainers, coaches, equipment managers, and academic and sports medicine associations. These diverse interests have joined forces in an attempt to arrive at a common goal of reducing sports-related injuries. NOCSAE is a nonprofit, charitable organization supported by individuals and organizations with an interest in athletics. For more information, please visit