From the beginning it was all about being first, being the best… being what others could only aspire to become. Established by Boston Red Stockings pitcher A.G. Spalding in 1876, Spalding has long been a leader of innovation and quality in the sporting goods category. From the development of the very first basketball to the latest in NEVERFLAT technology, Spalding's tradition of innovation continues. In 2008, Spalding introduced the first gear specialized for Youth - ROOKIE GEAR. Spalding introduced Rookie Gear, a sporting goods line of youth-sized basketballs, footballs and soccer balls that weigh 25 percent less than standard youth products. Specifically engineered for the 40+ million kids aged 8 and under, Spalding Rookie Gear’s authentic, innovative product line is designed so kids can shoot, rebound, kick and throw more easily and successfully, and with better form. In 2012, Spalding announced partnership with InfoMotion Sports Technologies in developing the 94Fifty basketball. This technology automatically counts and analyzes a player’s ability to repeat shooting and ball-handling skills at game speed, providing in-depth analysis of the player’s muscle memory. It was featured and tested on ESPN's "Sport Science". Whether on the court or in the lab, Spalding is constantly working to innovate, design, and inspire. Their products include gear for baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball. Be sure to get extra savings, deals, and discounts on your entire purchase by taking advantage of Spalding coupon codes, special promotions and exclusive offers. Past deals have included savings of up to 10% on al orders and up to 50% off clearance items.