Boys Shoulder Pads - Players must wear shoulder pads that meet the NOCSAE ND200 standard. Products must contain the NOCSAE logo and SEI certification mark (shown below) to be legal for play,
** Parents are asked to be sure their player's shoulder pads meet the new standard BEFORE the first practice. Shoulder pads will be checked at the first practice for compliance with the new standard. Players will not be allowed to participate unless they have shoulder pads that meet the new requirement. **
Families may also check the SEI website (https://www.seinet.org/search.htm) under Program: Chest Protectors (Lacrosse) to verify that the specific product is listed as approved.
From USA Lacrosse: NOCSAE ND200 is the first-ever performance standard for chest protection. Product compliance with ND200 reduces impact forces and thus the risk of commotio cordis (cardiac arrest due to a blow to the heart area).