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30 Jan, 2017, 15:40 ET NOCSAE Finalizes First-Ever Football Helmet Standard to Address Concussion Risks from Rotational Forces and First Chest Protector Standard for Commotio Cordis

Leaders in sports equipment safety voted to move two groundbreaking athletic protection standards to final status at the National Operating...


15 Jun, 2016, 15:46 ET NOCSAE Advances Development of Athletic Equipment Performance Standards for Football Helmets, Chest Protectors and Lacrosse Balls

 Leaders in sports equipment safety convened for the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) bi-annual...


02 Feb, 2016, 14:07 ET NOCSAE Advances First Chest Protector Standard to Address Sudden Cardiac Death

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) discussed a number of topics to advance athletic equipment safety at...


16 Sep, 2015, 10:15 ET NOCSAE Calls on Parents to Be Smart about Their Child's Football Helmet

 With football season underway, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) wants parents and athletes to be...


17 Jan, 2015, 13:16 ET NOCSAE Begins Third-Party Certification Requirement for Athletic Equipment

 This month the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) will begin requiring third-party certification for...


24 Jan, 2014, 07:52 ET NOCSAE Approves Development of First Football Helmet Standard to Address Concussions

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) board of directors has approved the development of a revised football...


08 Aug, 2013, 08:30 ET Certification to NOCSAE Standards and Add-on Helmet Products

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has released the following statement regarding equipment certified to...


03 Jul, 2013, 09:28 ET Statement from the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment Regarding 2013 Virginia Tech STAR Rating System

"The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) supports and encourages the scientific research being done by...


31 Jan, 2013, 10:37 ET NOCSAE Agrees to Fund More Than $855,000 in Sports Medicine and Concussion Research

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) today announced an agreement to fund $855,657 in sports medicine and...


25 Jan, 2013, 09:00 ET NOCSAE Gathers Athletic Safety Experts to Select Sports Medicine Research Grants, Review New Concussion Protection Research

 The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) winter board meeting begins today. During the meeting, athletic...


04 Aug, 2012, 09:00 ET NOCSAE Joins NFL Commissioner in Replacing Youth Football Helmets in Underserved Community

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) today joined National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger...


20 Jul, 2011, 09:21 ET NOCSAE, CDC Team Up to Give "Heads Up to Parents" About Concussions in Youth Sports

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are teaming...


18 Jun, 2011, 10:02 ET NOCSAE Approves $1.1 Million to Fund Concussion-Related Research

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) awarded $1.1 million in research grants to advance the science of...


17 Jun, 2011, 08:00 ET NOCSAE Meets to Consider Sports Medicine Research Grants and Discuss Development of New Youth Football Helmet Standard

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) meets today to consider hundreds of thousands of dollars in research...


21 Jan, 2011, 12:23 ET NOCSAE Meets to Consider Sports Medicine Research Grants and Review Athletic Equipment Standards

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) Winter Board Meeting begins today. During the two-day session, the...