Chest protectors and shoulder pads must be NOCSAE ND200 compliant, per USA Lacrosse. Effective January 1, 2021, the use of goalie chest protectors that meet the new NOCSAE performance standard are now mandatory in the USA Lacrosse boys’ and girls’ youth rules, the NFHS boys’ and girls’ high school rules, and the NCAA men’s and women’s rules. Effective January 1, 2022, shoulder pads for boys’ field players must also be designed for lacrosse and meet NOCSAE standard ND200. All products must contain the NOCSAE logo and SEI certification mark on both the packaging and the product to be legal for play. It's best for field players to start gearing up now, rather than waiting until the 2022 mandate.
Learn more about USA Lacrosse chest protector compliance here.
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