Due to rules change in 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.