The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) released a statement last week regarding the recent concussion research done by Virginia Tech University. Virginia Tech's research has been generally supported and encouraged by NOCSAE, but the organization cautions players, parents and coaches on the limitations of the university's STAR rating system for football helmets.
In the statement, NOCSAE notes that these limitations could cause players, parents and coaches to overemphasize the role of the helmet in protecting against concussions. NOCSAE urges them to use a variety of information when determining what is best for concussion prevention.
Read the entire statement here.