The NJCAA has announced Team Issue™, an American brand that designs and markets custom footballs of the highest quality as the Official Football of the association. Team Issue's footballs are handcrafted by Big Game USA – right here in the America. Big Game currently serves as the largest producer of NCAA Division I FBS footballs.
The five-year agreement, set to begin in July 2018 will allow for NJCAA member colleges to order custom and handmade Team Issue footballs at a discounted rate. Team Issue footballs will be featured exclusively at all NJCAA football postseason games. Big Game USA currently produces footballs for championship programs around the country that consistently win national titles as well as individual awards by top-tier players.
"Team Issue will bring a new element to our college football programs with custom handmade footballs, guaranteeing that our student-athletes are playing with the best product in the industry," said NJCAA Executive Director Dr. Christopher J. Parker. "By partnering with the leader in producing college footballs, the NJCAA is excited to take this step forward to benefit our membership."
The Team Issue collegiate leather football is engineered with exclusive proprietary techniques that boast superior durability and performance and are carefully designed to enhance distance, control, and spin. Team Issue footballs are also fully customizable which allows teams the opportunity to build a game ball ideal to their own quarterback and receivers' unique playing style. Proudly handmade in the U.S., all Team Issue footballs feature premium extra-tacky top-grain leather and pro quality, durable 3-ply liner.
"We are excited to partner with the NJCAA, the second largest collegiate athletic association in the country," said Chris Calandro, owner of Big Game USA. "Our product will deliver the best experience in college football and we are honored the NJCAA chose us to provide that for their student-athletes."
For more information about the Team Issue football log on to www.teamissue.com.
About Team Issue
Team Issue is engineering the future of football technology. We've worked under the simple mission of enhancing athletic performance through innovation and superior design. Meticulously crafted, rigorously tested and fully customizable, Team Issue footballs are the best ever created. Rest assured, when you purchase from Team Issue, you deal directly with the people who built your football. Our products are made without compromise. We take great pride in working closely with our athletes to insure that we deliver the absolute best product and experience possible.