After using for the past two years the Wilson NCAA branded soccer balls, we are very proud to announce that Select Sports USA has become the new official soccer ball of the ZEE Goalkeeper Academy.
Select is well established in European soccer, becoming the official match ball provider to the German Bundesliga and is an official partner of the Danish Superliga. Select supplies it’s soccer balls also to the NAIA and NJCAA college soccer programs and the USL pro-soccer league and youth PDL and Super Y leagues.
We are thrilled to work with these new high-tech soccer balls and we were honored that Select chose us for this exclusive opportunity to test these newly developed dual bonded Soccer Balls.
The Goalkeeper Academy will initially use the new soccer ball called BLAZE DB. The construction of this ball consists of a PU-material laminated with 3 mm foam. Next, two layers of textile underlining are laminated to the foam layer to add stability. The panels are then 3D printed with 3mm edge glue and stitched by hand, In the heat mold the glue is activated to hide the stitches. Next, the seam sealing is done by hand. The glue in the seams reduces the water uptake significantly. The bladder inside is a SR-bladder with excellent air retention. The result is a soccer ball with both stability, control and a softer touch compared to other balls in the range. This high-tech can’t be found in any other branded soccer ball on the market today and is considered the most advanced soccer ball worldwide.
Select has provided the Zee Goalkeeper Academy with 80 of these soccer balls, along with them we will be supplied with other prototype soccer balls where Select will be seeking valuable feedback from our coaches and goalkeepers.
To present the soccer ball to the academy, on Monday September 17th the ZEE Goalkeeper Academy and Select Sports USA will be organizing a Free Goalkeeper Clinic at City Center Sports Complex in Port Orange Florida. We welcome all keepers from any youth soccer club to attend and to put themselves to the test with keepers from other clubs! A great way to hang out with goalkeepers you usually play against and obviously test out the new soccer balls!