NOCSAE Standards Committee to Meet July 24, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (June 2020) ― The NOCSAE Standards committee will meet virtually on July 24, 2020 to discuss research findings from the NOCSAE Scientific Advisory Committee, as well as review modifications to standards and consider a proposed revision. Here is a link to the agenda for the meeting.

The committee will consider this revision to ND200 – the Standard Test Method and Performance Specification Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protectors for Commotio Cordis.

Individuals interested in attending this meeting must register in advance at this link.

The opportunity to make comments during the meeting will be limited by time, so if you have comments regarding the agenda or specific to this revision that you want the committee to address, please make them in advance of the meeting. Comments specific to ND200 may be made through the website here. You must be registered on the website to make comments regarding this standard. If you do not wish to register, but still want to submit comments regarding this or other agenda topics, please do so directly to Mike Oliver at before Thursday, July 23.

NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, is an independent and nonprofit standards development body with the mission to commission research, establish standards for athletic equipment and encourage the dissemination of research findings on sport injury and prevention. 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