Spalding Rookie Gear Youth Basketball

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By: Spalding
Walmart #: 552278581
Spalding Rookie Gear Youth Basketball
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  • Designed for age 8 and younger
  • 25% lighter than standard youth balls
  • Composite leather cover
  • About this item

  • Designed for age 8 and younger
  • 25% lighter than standard youth balls
  • Composite leather cover
  • For recreational indoor/outdoor play
  • Meets all performance characteristics

    Spalding Rookie Gear Youth Basketball

    Parents and coaches can immediately notice improvements in shot mechanics and dribbling technique, as well as increased confidence rebounding a lighter ball. This innovative technology allows kids to shoot farther, catch easier, and rebound more successfully than ever before.
  • Weighs 25% less than standard Youth size product which helps build sound fundamental skills
  • High Performance Composite Leather provides outdoor durability and a soft leather-like feel
  • Meets all performance characteristics
  • Size 5 (27.5" Youth) in 2 styles
  • Recreational indoor/outdoor play for ages 8 and under
  • Keep kids active and engaged in sports

  • Specifications

    Primary Color: Brown
    Model No.: 74-282E
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 8.0 x 8.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 552278581

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    Customer Reviews | 22 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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    22 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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    Basic ball, a bit overpriced

    Customer review by JockoMD

    2.0 stars by JockoMD

    Nothing special about this ball. It is a great size for kids, but it seems to have some disformation to it and a really funny feel. I bought it online site unseen and was generally disappointed, as I expected a better quality from Spalding.

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    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:Every day
    Fantastic ball!

    Customer review by drivetdi

    5.0 stars by drivetdi

    I needed to find a ball that is both light and small enough for my 4 year old son to shoot at a 6 foot goal so I bought him volleyball, and a "regular" jr Spalding" 27.5 inch ball at the local Walmart store. Though light enough for him to handle, the volleyball did not have the feel of a basketball, and the regular basketball... well, the thought of it jamming my boys finger on a ill-timed bounce made me think maybe he should stick with the softer volleyball for now. Then I found the Spalding Rookie ball online, I ordered the multi colored model. I was not disaapointed when I received it. Just a beautiful, beautiful ball. It's definitely lighter, and easier to handle then the regular jr ball. The cover is typical of an adult indoor/outdoor ball,offers a good grip, and the bounce feels true and sounds great. The multi color ball should help him identify if he's putting the right rotation on his shots. I was surprised though, that the ball was shipped without the original Spalding packaging, maybe it doesn't exist? It was just the ball in the shipping package.

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    Fremont, CA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Usage:Every day
    Spalding Youth Basketball

    Customer review by elmrich

    5.0 stars by elmrich

    Very nice basketball for a child. The perfect size to start learning basketball skills. Very pleased with my purchase.

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    Lebanon, KY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:Every few days
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