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This ToyShow Preview was last updated on 11/4/2008

A Division of Russell Corporation, the Spalding Group consists of two business units; Spalding in Springfield, MA and American Athletic, Inc. (AAI) in Jefferson, IA. The two companies, collectively combined, are now the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world. Spalding is the official basketball of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the official backboard of the NBA and NCAA, the official volleyball of the King of the Beach Volleyball Tour and the official football of the Arena Football League (AFL) and Pop Warner. In addition to being the leading producer and marketer of basketballs, footballs, volleyballs and soccer balls, Springfield, MA-based Spalding produces softballs under the Dudley brand.

For more information, visit www.spalding.com.
Spalding Rookie Gear
Spalding Rookie Gear Soccer Ball
Spalding Rookie Gear products are constructed with competitive play, high performance composite leather materials, weigh 25 percent less than standard Youth sized product and meet all performance characteristics. 

Each has a SRP of $19.99.

In blind tests with young athletes around the country, Spalding Rookie Gear produced amazing results.
 
Spalding Rookie Gear Soccer Balls weigh 25 percent less than standard size three balls and were kicked 20 percent farther.
Spalding Rookie Gear Basketball
Spalding Rookie Gear Football
Spalding Rookie Gear Basketballs weigh 25 percent less than standard youth balls and kids rebounded more confidently, dribbled more successfully and shot with dramatically better form than they could before
 
Spalding Rookie Gear Footballs weigh 25 percent less than standard mighty mite balls and test participants were able to throw them 15 percent father and with better form and more confidence.
 
This ToyShow Preview was last updated on 11/4/2008
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