NFHS Soccer Ball Testing and Approvals

Since the 1999-2000 school year, soccer balls used in interscholastic competition in sports for which the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) writes playing rules are required to have the NFHS authenticating mark. Here we will look at the NFHS Ball testing and approvals. Ball Testing Requirements: Spherical Made of leather or other suitable material … Read more

Teamgeist II Goal Line Technology

Yokohama/Herzogenaurach, December 13th, 2007 – Today, adidas and Cairos Technologies presented the new Goal Line Technology and the adidas intelligent football tested at the FIFA Club World Cup™ in Japan from December 7 through 16, 2007.  The official match ball of the tournament, adidas Teamgeist II, features a new intelligent technology designed to assist the referee’s decision in … Read more

The Oldest Football

In 1836 Charles Goodyear patented vulcanized rubber. Prior to this, balls were dependant on the size and shape of the pig’s bladder. The more irregular the bladder, the more unpredictable the behavior of the ball was when kicked. However; it would not be until the twentieth century until most balls were made with rubber bladders. In … Read more

Soccer Ball Rules and Laws

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Laws of the Game Law 2 – The Ball Qualities and Measurements The ball is: spherical Made of leather or other suitable material Of a circumference of not more than 70 cm (28 ins) and not less than 68 cm (27 ins) not more than 450 g (16 oz) in … Read more

Types of Soccer Balls

There are many types of soccer balls, footballs or Futbols.  Soccer balls can be categorized by the following types: Professional Match Soccer Balls Developed with top professional clubs to maximize players natural abilities and skills.  Approved for use at the highest professional and international levels. Pure performance, exact specifications, great accuracy, speed and control. Designed … Read more

Soccer Ball Dictionary

A AI-2000 -Type of high end synthetic leather material used to make the outer covers on soccer balls.  For more information on soccer ball construction B BAR – The IS Metric unit of pressure equal to one million Dynes per square centimeter. One Bar is equal to 14.5038 pounds per square inch (PSI) . It is also … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions about Soccer Balls

Questions about buying Soccer Balls The following questions are typically asked by people that want to buy soccer balls: What size soccer ball should I buy?  The first step in purchasing soccer balls is determining the proper size(s) to buy. Many soccer leagues have different size requirements, so be sure to check with your coach … Read more

Soccer Ball Physics

The following article researching soccer ball physics was first published in Physics World magazine, June 1998 pp25–27. The Soccer Ball Physics Bill Shankly, the former manager of Liverpool football club, once said: “Football is not about life or death. It is more important than that.” This month at the World Cup in France, millions of … Read more