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SELECT Soccer Balls – What’s New For 2018?

Select Sport Soccer Balls 2018

One of my favorite times of the year is when SELECT send out their latest soccer ball styles. They have one of the best reputation going for producing consistent, high quality balls that players always enjoy using. Any time I’ve taken them out to use in games, they are a real hit.

This latest set follows the same principles of prior releases, with new color designs adding updated looks that fans can appreciate. I think the key difference between these and other top brand balls is the fact that SELECT balls are used widely among youth soccer, from club teams to high school and college in the US. I’m pretty sure everyone has played with one in a game at some point.

Either way, here is a short breakdown of what to expect from each of the four balls and where you can find them!

SELECT BRILLANT SUPER Hi Vis Ball

BRILLANT SUPER – Winter High Vis

Pro level – $160

In need of a top quality performing ball that you can see from a mile away? SELECT has you covered. In game, the Brillant Super offers the exact specifications you look for in a ball. It is easy to strike, moves as you expect and feels great to touch. What I deem to be a good ball is one that offers true flight when you strike it firmly on the sweet spot. I also expect that it won’t feel heavy on impact. The Brillant Super feels like it is just the right weight and in it consistently moved perfectly in the air. It is not going to be a goalkeepers worst nightmare, but what that means is that in-game it is going to mean crisp passes and fast action (exactly what you really want to see).

In The Words Of SELECT:

Our best soccer ball. Handsewn and in exclusive PU material for optimal and long-lasting roundness. Yellow edition suited for play in snow. Colorful design for improved visibility and faster player reactions. Textured surface for high friction and a stable flight. 3-layer underlining and zero wing bladder ensure a more lively bounce. FIFA approved.

SELECT BRILLANT SUPER - NFHS Soccer Ball

BRILLANT SUPER – FIFA 2018 Match Approved Ball

Pro level – $150

This version of the Brillant Super provides a more standardized, year round look. In game, the Brillant Super offers the exact specifications you look for in a ball. It is easy to strike, moves as you expect and feels great to touch. What I deem to be a good ball is one that offers true flight when you strike it firmly on the sweet spot. I also expect that it won’t feel heavy on impact. The Brillant Super feels like it is just the right weight and in it consistently moved perfectly in the air. It is not going to be a goalkeepers worst nightmare, but what that means is that in-game it is going to mean crisp passes and fast action (exactly what you really want to see).

In The Words Of SELECT:

Our best soccer ball. Handsewn and in exclusive PU material for optimal and long-lasting roundness. Colorful design for improved visibility and faster player reactions. Textured surface for high friction and a stable flight. 3-layer underlining and zero wing bladder ensure a more lively bounce. FIFA approved.

NUMERO 10 - IMS NFHS Soccer Ball

NUMERO 10 – IMS/NFHS

Club Series – $50

This version of the NUMERO 10 features a contemporary graphic design. There are several different colorways available to choose from, so depending on your needs there is probably a ball that will suit. Right across the covering of this version, there is a light definition to help with touch and control. Each panel features a unique cris-cross style grooving that gives a little extra feel as you connect. Visually, it is easy to spot up close. But, to the touch it is surprisingly smooth. You can feel its presence, but the curve on each groove seems extremely blended. In turn, this creates a definite pop as you strike the ball, allowing it to really ping off your foot.

In The Words Of SELECT:

A legendary match and training ball used around the world for decades for training and matches. Colorful design for improved visibility and faster player reactions. PU material laminated with neoprene foam to increase softness. 32 panel construction combined with golf structured PU-surface ensures optimal aerodynamics. IMS and NFHS approved.

NUMERO 10 - IMS NFHS White Soccer Ball

NUMERO 10 – IMS/NFHS

Club Series – $50

A simple, classic styled version of the NUMERO 10. Think of this as a cleaner ball that offers an old-school styling and a smooth leather like casing. There is no definition on the covering, so you are relying on the nature of the material to provide quality feel. The leather-like texture helps, ensuring you get a light cushion as you connect with the ball. As opposed to the more contemporary version above, there is a slightly squashier feel to this version and that impacts how the ball pings off your foot. You will actually notice a little extra stick as you control the ball, something that a lot of players will enjoy. But you don’t quite get the same pop as you look to strike shots.

In The Words Of SELECT:

A legendary match and training ball used around the world for decades for training and matches. Colorful design for improved visibility and faster player reactions. PU material laminated with neoprene foam to increase softness. 32 panel construction comBined with golf structured PU-surface ensures optimal aerodynamics. IMS and NFHS approved.

SELECT soccer ball carrier

Coaches Match Day Ball Bag

This is one of the best pieces I have received in recent times and I’ve already found myself highly recommending it to fellow coaches and players. The SELECT Match Day Ball Bag is basically a 4 pouch ball bag that allows you to carry your balls plus some extras in a very easy fashion. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been using it for our Sunday league team and it has been a real hit. As well as the balls, I’ve got a ball pump, an extra pair of shinguards, our player cards, some spare black socks and a shorts stored in the bag. Given how easy it is to carry, it is a perfect addition to help keep game day as organized as possible.

This one comes highly recommended! Retails for $54.99 and you can find them at soccer.com.

In The Words Of SELECT:

Sleek ball bag designed to carry 4 inflated size 5 soccer balls. Padding insert keeps match balls from rubbing in transit. Comfortable and durable carrying straps. Extra compartment for pump, notebook, etc.

SELECT Soccer Ball Bag

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