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08-20-2012, 12:25 PM
How many practice balls do you order per year?
How many game balls do you order per year?
What is the life expectancy of a basketball?
08-30-2012, 07:42 PM
We usually order about 5-to-10 each year but that's only because we already have plenty. Ordering new balls usually is not a problem
As long as we do not allow the students to dribble the ball off court (on roads or dirt surfaces) the balls last indefinitely
09-06-2012, 12:28 PM
I'm confused ... not being a smart ...
If you have plenty, why do you order 5-10?
if they last indefinitely, why do you order 5-10 a year?
Over a ten year period you would have 50-100 balls. Where are they stored?
09-06-2012, 01:12 PM
Those balls don't last, especially if they are getting used consistantly. A good basketball will last around 3 to 5 years. At camps and other sporting events, many people usually give them away or you know kids these days, take them by accident. Ohiome is right, you might order 5 to 10 per year. Top notch aau coaches borrow high schools basketballs or if their program is up to par, or depends on how big the organization is, order about 5 balls per season. I hope that helps you
09-12-2012, 02:59 PM
it does ... thanks.
09-23-2012, 02:05 PM
They won't last more than a year if you have the Rawlings balls the state is using. These balls get baldges and popped seams and they could be only a month old when this happens.
10-22-2012, 07:21 AM
What is a baldge? Sounds contagious.
10-22-2012, 08:44 AM
Typically, you get what you pay for. YOu spend a little more, and a ball will last 3 - 5 years, you go cheap, your buying balls every year. Probably a good idea to buy 2-3 good game balls per season, then rotate them into your practice stock. Balls seem to get lopsided easy too.
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