Baden Named Official Ball of Bob Bertucci Volleyball Camps
Bob Bertucci, one of college volleyball’s winningest coaches, chooses Baden volleyballs to be used exclusively in multi-state camp program
RENTON, Wash. (Feb. 10, 2015) – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced it has been chosen to provide the official volleyball of the Bob Bertucci Volleyball Camps, one of the longest-running and most successful camp programs in the country.
The multi-year agreement, effective immediately, designates Baden’s Perfection® volleyball as the official ball and ensures attendees at all Bertucci camps and clinics will experience the quality and performance advantages of Baden volleyballs through competition and instruction.
The camps were founded 35 years ago by Bob Bertucci, now the head coach at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., with the goal of making quality volleyball instruction affordable and convenient to players of all ages and abilities. Today, camps are offered in nine different states for individuals and teams, with day, overnight and adult weekend sessions available. Participants learn the training methods that made Bertucci one of the most knowledgeable, successful and esteemed coaches in the profession; he has amassed more than 700 wins in 36 seasons at Army, Tennessee, Rutgers-Newark, Temple and Lehigh. Bertucci also coached with the U.S. national program and has authored several books on the sport.
“We’re honored and excited to be working with Coach Bertucci,” said Michael Schindler, CEO, Baden Sports. “He’s a proven winner whose training techniques have been adopted by coaches around the world. We share his passion for the game and are confident his camp staffers and participants will find our Perfection volleyballs perform to the same high standards Coach Bertucci sets for his players and his program.”
Baden’s Perfection® volleyballs – available in nearly 20 different color combinations, as well as all-white – are the company’s highest-quality leather game balls, constructed with full-grain, pre-sorted leather tanned for optimum touch and feel. Designed for maximum consistency and playability, Perfection® volleyballs feature Baden’s Stealth Soft-Valve System™, a blended cotton wrap to ensure shape retention, and a specially formulated adhesive to prevent panels from peeling.
“Baden’s Perfection volleyball is currently unsurpassed on quality or playability,” Bertucci said. “Baden knows the game and understands what it takes to make a great volleyball that players love. We couldn’t be happier to have them as partners.”
Under terms of the agreement, Baden also will provide official-size and mini volleyballs customized with the Bertucci Camp logo – a specialty process that distinguishes Baden in the market.
Baden also provides the official ball to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA) and is the official court volleyball of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
The company’s new volleyball products for 2015 include SCOR™, an advanced microfiber game volleyball with an aerodynamic dimpled cover, and two re-designed volleyball carts – the Perfection® Hammock Cart, which can hold more than 30 balls, and the Perfection® Portable Cart, which can hold more than 24 balls. Both carts feature tempered aluminum alloy frames and nylon bags with reinforced seams for strength and durability, as well as clear, non-marking rollerblade wheels for easy maneuverability. Both come with an unprecedented, three-year guarantee.
All of Baden’s volleyball products, including accessories, can be purchased through team dealers, online or at major retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.badensports.com.
About Bob Bertucci Volleyball Camps
The Bob Bertucci Volleyball Camps were founded 35 years ago by Bob Bertucci with the goal of making quality volleyball instruction affordable and convenient to both youth and adult players. Camps run nationally between January and August for teams and individuals of all skill levels, with day, overnight and adult weekend sessions available. Campers are taught the highly successful training methods that made Bertucci one of the winningest coaches in the history of women’s college volleyball. More information is available atwww.bobbertucci.com or onFacebook.
About Baden Sports
Baden Sports, Inc., an independent, family-owned company based in Renton, Wash., is a designer and producer of the highest-quality athletic balls. Baden also manufacturers the new Axe™ line of high-performance baseball and softball bats. For 35 years, Baden’s product innovation and leadership have led conferences, programs and coaches at all levels to choose Baden as their official ball. For more information, visit Baden’s website and Facebook page.
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