For 2022, all boys shoulder pads must be NOCSAE certified. This is required by USA Lacrosse. Shoulder pads certified to NOCSAE standards include cardiac protection in the form of a hard chest plate and additional padding. For more information, visit the USA Lacrosse web site. https://www.usalacrosse.com/lacrosse-chest-protector-faq
Certified shoulder pads will have the logo below printed on the pads.