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2014-01-24 08:22:48

New Research Grants Will Advance Sports Safety OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) board of directors has approved the development of a revised football helmet standard that will require helmets to limit certain concussion causing forces. The NOCSAE action to move forward the development of a more comprehensive helmet standard was taken on the heels of new NOCSAE-funded research which...

2013-08-08 08:27:32

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has released the following statement regarding equipment certified to NOCSAE standards and add-on helmet products. "Products designed to be added to a football helmet are being marketed and sold; some are intended to measure impacts, while others are expressly marketed as improving a helmet's performance. Some products claim the ability to protect against...

2013-07-03 12:22:06

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) supports and encourages the scientific research being done by Virginia Tech in the very important area of concussion protection for athletes in all sports, and particularly in football. There are, however, very important limitations in the STAR ranking system as recognized by the experts at Virginia Tech. NOCSAE believes that many parents, players,...

2013-06-28 08:22:30

SEATTLE, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) summer board meeting begins today in Seattle, WA. During this meeting NOCSAE will consider whether certification of conformance of athletic equipment should be made by an independent and American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited third-party certifying body under the International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical...

2013-01-31 12:25:54

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) today announced an agreement to fund $855,657 in sports medicine and concussion research. More than 85 percent of this total - $727,669 - specifically will focus on research to reduce athlete concussion, which is a cornerstone of NOCSAE's mission. The NOCSAE board finalized the research funding agreement on Jan. 26, during the conclusion of the winter board meeting...

2013-01-25 08:22:03

PHOENIX, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) winter board meeting begins today. During the meeting, athletic safety experts will select new sports medicine research grants submitted by leading academics across the U.S. If approved, NOCSAE will fund new and ongoing concussion and head injury research grants that total more than $2 million. "NOCSAE's grant research funding program is highly focused on advancing scientific...

2012-08-04 02:20:11

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) today joined National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell in distributing new football helmets to a youth football league in Akron as part of the Youth Football Safety Helmet Replacement Partnership's pilot program. The initiative is spearheaded by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and is comprised of various sport entities and sporting goods...

2012-06-15 02:24:55

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) issued a warning to athletes and parents of athletes to thoroughly understand the extent of protection provided by - or not provided by - athletic equipment worn while playing sports. This warning follows claims made by several companies that products such as head bands, supplements or mouth guards reduce the incident of concussion. NOCSAE issued the warning at the...

2012-06-04 10:21:48

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) issued the following statement after recent release of the 2012 Virginia Tech STAR ratings. "The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) advocates ongoing research on athletic safety in order to gain a deeper understanding of protecting athletes from concussions. However, NOCSAE does not recommend that parents and athletes form...

2012-05-17 06:22:52

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) joins forces with sport entities and sporting goods manufacturers to launch the Youth Football Safety and Helmet Replacement Partnership, an initiative to replace 13,000 youth football helmets that are 10 years old or older and replace them with new helmets at no cost to the beneficiary leagues in underserved communities. The program, spearheaded by the Consumer...