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Ball Adoptions for 2019-2020 and Beyond

April 23, 2019 Athletic Department Blog Updates

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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.

There is no change in the balls adopted for 2019-2020 and beyond when compared to 2018-2019.

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.
  • 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.

 

Sport Brand Model Through
Baseball Spalding TF Pro HS Baseball (41-100KY) 2019-2022
Basketball-B Spalding TF1000 Legacy (76-2648) 2019-2022
Basketball-G Spalding TF1000 Legacy 28.5 (76-2658) 2019-2022
Football Spalding Alpha -72-7148 2019-2022
Soccer Select Sport Royale 2019-2022
Softball Spalding Dudley SB12 (4K-147) 2019-2022
Volleyball Baden Perfection VX5EC-210 (Leather or Composite) 2019-2022
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