Effective January 1, 2022, shoulder pads for boys’ lacrosse field players must meet NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) standard ND200 and contain the NOCSAE logo and SEI certification mark on both the packaging and the product to be legal for play.Before participating in winter conditioning or spring practice, all players must have the required equipment. The widespread effect of this change to all levels of lacrosse may cause a supply issue, so we recommend not waiting until December to replace the pads. Products are now available.

This new standard comes a year after a similar equipment mandate went into effect for goalies, which was enacted to protect players from commotio cordis (cardiac arrest due to a blow to the heart area).

Use this link to display a list of all certified manufactures of these products.

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