Equipment Group Issues Warning To Athletes and Parents about Concussion Claims

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) warns athletes and their parents to be skeptical of claims that products such as head bands, supplements or mouth guards reduce the incidence of concussion because none supported by scientific research and peer-reviewed studies.

2016 Virginia Tech Football Helmet Ratings: Helpful But Come With Limitations

Nine football helmets have earned five stars in the 2014 Virginia Tech STARHelmet Ratings,TM but experts, including the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, say the results should be viewed with caution in light of a host of methodological limitations.

Pediatric Group Recommends Softer Baseballs For Younger Players

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends softer baseballs for youth players under the age of 12 in a 2012 Policy Statement.

NOCSAE Approves $1.1 Million In Grants To Fund Concussion Research

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has awarded $1.1 million in research grants to advance the science of sports medicine - specifically related to concussion.

Old Football Helmets Will No Longer Be Reconditioned

The National Athletic Equipment Reconditioners Association (NAERA)has announced that it will no longer accept football helmets for reconditioning and recertification which are more than 10-years old.  The policy, adopted at the group's annual meeting, will become effective at the start of the reconditioning season on September 1, 2011, as many schools have already paid for their helmets to be reconditioned for use this fall.
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