Standards Committee to Meet Jan. 31, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (December 2019) ― The NOCSAE Standards committee will meet Jan 31, 2020 in Phoenix, Ariz. to discuss research findings from the NOCSAE Scientific Advisory Committee, and to consider revisions and proposed new standards. Here is a link to the agenda for the meeting.

The committee will consider this revision to ND022 – the Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Batter’s Helmets. A vote will also be held on ND006, the submitted Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Youth Football Helmets, which will be discussed and voted upon as a “Proposed New” standard.


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