US Lacrosse Commotio Cordis Chest Protector Rules for Goalkeepers Begin in 2021

DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (November 20, 2020) - The US Lacrosse rule that all chest protectors for goalies meet NOCSAE standard ND200 and have an SEI certification mark will go into effect January 1, 2021. This will be mandatory in the boys/men and girls/women rules for US Lacrosse, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and NCAA.

Chest protectors meeting NOCSAE standard ND200 reduce the risk of commotio cordis (cardiac arrest caused by a blow to the heart area). All non-goalies will be required to wear chest protection meeting this standard starting in January 1, 2022.