SPARKS, MARYLAND (December 8, 2021) – USA Lacrosse and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) issued a statement regarding the implementation of shoulder pads for boys field players being designed for lacrosse and meeting NOCSAE standard ND200 taking effect January 1, 2022:
At this time, the implementation date requiring that shoulder pads designed for lacrosse and meeting NOCSAE standard ND200 remains as January 1, 2022. USA Lacrosse and NFHS are aware of concerns raised by some that there will not be enough products for the start of the 2022 season. USA Lacrosse and NFHS have spoken with multiple manufacturers and retailers, and they do not expect that current supply chain issues would affect the start of next season. USA Lacrosse and NFHS encourage consumers to consider multiple online and brick-and-mortar providers to find needed equipment. If there are any changes or new developments, USA Lacrosse and NFHS will provide additional updates.