2016-2017 Official Ball Adoptions

June 6, 2016 Athletic Department Blog Updates

Reminder to school administrators about the primary points of the KHSAA and its ball adoption agreements.

In an effort to offset the services and events provided by the KHSAA and eliminate passing on a great deal of additional cost to the membership, the association has long entered into official ball adoption agreements. The provisions of these agreements are similar and official ball numbers are listed in the table below.

The following provisions are in place in each of the listed sports:

  • A brand specific requirement is in place. For example, the Select Sport soccer ball is required for all use in postseason play (all levels). However, the ball does NOT have to be the Royale model. Specific models are the choice of the member school, however, the administrators should be mindful that dealer price points will likely be in place to encourage the use of the specific model.
  • For all levels of postseason play, the brand specific requirement is in place.
    • **Exception #1 – for 2016 fall play in football, due to the timing of the new agreement, the association and the vendor (Spalding) recognize that the supply chain may not be adequate enough for all schools to find and utilize enough product to enforce a strict requirement. For 2016, in football, the postseason will require the use of either a Spalding or Rawlings product. No other product will meet the requirement.
  • For all other sports, the brand specific requirement is in place.
  • The KHSAA logo is optional on each ball under the adoption agreements. The logo decision is the choice of the member school, however, the administrators should be mindful that dealer price and supply points will likely be in place to encourage the use of the specific model.
  • The NFHS authenticating mark is required on all balls utilized in KHSAA sports for which the NFHS publishes rules.

 

SportBrandModelThrough
BaseballSpaldingTF Pro HS Baseball (41-100HS)2016-2019
Basketball-BSpaldingTF1000 Classic (74-7849)2016-2019
Basketball-GSpaldingTF1000 Class 28.5 (74-7839)2016-2019
FootballSpaldingAlpha -72-67582016-2019
SoccerSelect SportRoyale2014-2017
SoftballSpaldingDudley Thunder Heat-Polycore (43-147)2016-2019
VolleyballBadenPerfection VX5EC-210 (Leather or Composite)2014-2019