Wilson Sporting Items and CIFSS announce Ball partnership


The CIF Southern Section and Wilson Sporting Goods Co. announced a five-year partnership for Wilson as the official championship ball in the CIF-SS sports of soccer, boys and girls ‘basketball, and boys and girls’ soccer, from school 2021-2022 onwards.

“The CIF-SS’s commitment to young athletes across the state is tremendous and reflects our own love for the sport,” said Kevin Murphy, general manager of Team Sports at Wilson. “We look forward to actively working with CIF-SS to further enrich their soccer, basketball and soccer programs while helping coaches and sports students pursue their athletic goals.”

The CIF Southern Section has 565 member schools and more than 2,800 playoff championship events.

“We are proud to welcome Wilson to the CIF Southern Section as our soccer, basketball and soccer partner,” said Rob Wigod, CIF-SS Athletics Commissioner. “Wilson’s history and tradition of making great products will be of great benefit to our organization and we look forward to working with Wilson to provide the best possible service to our member schools.”

The five-year contract runs until June 2026, during which time CIF-SS member schools will only use Wilson products during playoffs and championships in soccer, boys and girls ‘basketball, and boys and girls’ soccer.

The CIF-SS has selected the following Wilson match balls for their high school championship programs:

  • Soccer: GST® NCAA® 1003 Official leather soccer ball
  • Basketball: Evo NXT game basketball
  • Soccer: Forte Fybrid II NCAA® match soccer

Via CIF Southern Section
The CIF Southern Section consists of 565 schools and is a section of the 10-part California Interscholastic Federation, the largest state association in the country. The southern section, if it were its own state association, would be number 10 (behind California, Texas, Ohio, Michigan, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Missouri).

About Wilson Sporting Goods
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance sports equipment, apparel, bags, and accessories. Celebrating over a century in sports, the company invents, designs and works with partners to create consumer-centric, world-class products that take exercise equipment to new territories. In soccer, Wilson is the official match ball supplier for the National Football League® (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), National Collegiate Athletic Association® (NCAA), Pop Warner, American Youth Football, USA Football and 44 High School State Associations in the US In basketball, Wilson is the supplier of game basketball to the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Basketball Champions League (BCL), and the National Basketball League (NBL). Basketball Africa League (BAL), FIBA ​​3 × 3 World Tour and 36 High School State Associations in the USA In football, Wilson is the supplier of match balls for the National Collegiate Athletic Association® (NCAA) and 36 High School State Associations in the USA USA US

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