Baden Sports Named Official Ball of TAPPS

October 08, 2021

The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) announced that Baden Sports, a manufacturer of premium sports balls will become the official ball of TAPPS starting the 2022-23 school year. The new, multiyear agreement establishes Baden as TAPPS’s official ball for all sports except football.

“We believe that sports are critical for building healthy individuals and communities and we deliver on that belief by building products that athletes love” said Jake Licht, CEO of Baden Sports. “We are honored to be joining the TAPPS community of athletic programs and look forward to delivering world-class products and partnership that allow the TAPPS athletes to compete to the best of their ability.”

Bryan Bunselmeyer, TAPPS Executive Director stated, "TAPPS is proud to partner with Baden Sports beginning in the 2022-23 school year as the official ball provider for TAPPS contests. As a family-based company, Baden continues its mission to provide the highest quality products. We look forward to the partnership supporting our schools’ athletic programs and activities in future years."

All Baden balls are made with the same attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, and dedication to the player – a commitment that ensures the purest feel, truest bounce, and most authentic play, no matter the sport or the season.

TAPPS has designated the following Baden game balls for the following sports. All are approved by the National Federation of State High Schools (NFHS).





Perfection Pro


Basketball – Boys

Perfection Elite Pro


Basketball – Girls

Perfection Elite Pro


Soccer – Boys & Girls

Perfection Thermo








All Baden game balls and accessories can be purchased immediately through team dealers, online, or by contacting a Baden sales representative at

About Baden Sports

Baden Sports, an independent, family-owned company with headquarters in Kent, Washington, designs and manufactures high-quality sports balls for players of all ages, skills, and abilities. Baden’s innovation and commitment to quality has led conferences, clubs, teams, and coaches at all levels to choose Baden as their official ball. For more information, visit:

Connect / Follow Baden Sports

Facebook: /BadenSports | Instagram: @badensports | Twitter: @BadenSports


Chartered in 1978, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) serves to organize, stimulate, encourage and promote the academic, athletic and fine arts programs in an effort to foster a spirit of fair play, good fellowship, true sportsmanship and wholesome competition for boys and girls. From a humble beginning of 20 member schools in 1978, twelve of which remain members, TAPPS has grown to a membership of 230 schools with a combined enrollment of over 40,000 students. Schools are presently aligned in six (6) classifications with districts across the state of Texas. For more information visit:

Connect / Follow TAPPS

Facebook: /tappsbiz | Instagram: @tappsbiz | Twitter: @tappsbiz

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