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Product Description

Spalding Rookie Gear is designed to weigh less than standard youth balls. A lighter ball creates a better playing experience for kids, allwoing them to practice proper fundamentals more easily and build the confidence thety need with a ball that is appropriate in size and weight.

Additional Info

755683

134EB3E7

029321830905

83-090

1.7 pounds

8.0 x 8.0 x 7.5

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Spalding 1001971Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball
 
4.6

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Efficient (8)
  • Effective (7)
  • Sharp detail (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (10)
  • Everyday use (3)
  • Individual play (3)
  • Younger children (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6), Tech savvy (6), Budget shopper (5), Technically challenged (4), Parent of two or more children (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (31)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3), Yes (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Best purchase this year!

My 5 year old nephew asked me to buy this for him during our last trip to Toys "R" Us and it was, hands down, the best toy purchase I have...Read complete review

My 5 year old nephew asked me to buy this for him during our last trip to Toys "R" Us and it was, hands down, the best toy purchase I have made this year! The quality of the basketball is excellent and size is perfect for his smaller hands. I have yet to visit him since when he wasn't practicing and dribbling that ball around!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Too bouncy

This basketball is good if you are practicing dribbling and moves. It is extremely bouncy due to the material of the ball. It doesn't have the characteristics of a typical basketball when it hits...Read complete review

This basketball is good if you are practicing dribbling and moves. It is extremely bouncy due to the material of the ball. It doesn't have the characteristics of a typical basketball when it hits the rim. It bounces extremely easily so it will bounce far from the hoop. I wish I would have purchased the other youth ball available that day.

Reviewed by 39 customers

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5.0

Love this and so do my kids!

By Basketball mom

from Whiteland, IN

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fast
  • Sharp Detail

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Spalding 1001971 Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball:

      My kids are able to grip this ball and shoot it w ease. It has a real all feel and is light enough for my 4 year old to shoot

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again!

      By Erita

      from Cumberland, IA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Efficient
      • Fast
      • Quiet
      • Sharp Detail

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Spalding 1001971 Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball:

        This is a great basketball for younger children. It will help my children with ball handling and help them to learn how to shoot hoops.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great for the kids!

        By Mel

        from FL

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Spalding 1001971 Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball:

            This ball is the perfect size for my six year old...he likes the colors as well!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Great basketball hoop for toddler

            By Tad

            from Beckley, WV

            About Me Gearhead

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • The ball it comes with is not really sufficient

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Spalding 1001971 Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball:

            My 3 year old loves this and the best part is that a real ball works with it.., although I got a junior size ball as it works best for her. I would recommend that you get a better ball as the one it comes with is a typical little cheap ball. Other than that it's a wonderful product that seems to be very sturdy.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            This ball is great for the younger player in your home!

            By Joey Boey

            from Lynnfield, MA

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

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                Comments about Spalding 1001971 Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball:

                Great size for my 4 year old and the weight of the ball gives him the ability to get it up in the net.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Best purchase this year!

                By Bri in AZ

                from Peoria, AZ

                About Me Tech Savvy

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great quality
                • Perfect size for small kids

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Spalding 1001971 Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball:

                    My 5 year old nephew asked me to buy this for him during our last trip to Toys "R" Us and it was, hands down, the best toy purchase I have made this year! The quality of the basketball is excellent and size is perfect for his smaller hands. I have yet to visit him since when he wasn't practicing and dribbling that ball around!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Great choice for my new basketball enthusiasts.

                    By Mom with boys.

                    from Columbus, Oh

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Spalding 1001971 Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball:

                    The ball is the perfect size for my boys who are both under the age of 10. It is easy for them to handle. I think it is building their confidence while learning the basics of the game.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Love the different colors. Easy to spot

                    By 5 year old master Lego boy

                    from Utah

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Sharp Detail

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High Volume Printing

                      Comments about Spalding 1001971 Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball:

                      This is a great basketball for beginners to learn to dribble. Have Mr. Magoo in beginners basketball and he loves taken it to practice it's different looking then the ones they use the brown ones. All tho some parents have bought the multi color since Mr. Magoo has taken his so now a permanent marker is used:(

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for young children

                      By Dad

                      from Long Island New York

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Efficient

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Spalding 1001971 Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball:

                        My 6 yr old loves this basketball. As he would say it's the perfect size for him. Easy to bounce, dribble and throw. Also a little softer than standard ball so he doesn't have to worry about getting hurt with a bounce back.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Multi color basketball

                        By Bball

                        from North Charleston, SC

                        About Me Technically Challenged

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Spalding 1001971 Spalding Rookie Gear Multi-Color Basketball:

                            Good quality and perfect size for my son

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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