Despite smartphones and social media, new research shows there is a rise in High School sports participation. This is so refreshing to see. So many kids are not receiving the daily activity of sports or outdoor recreation and this really bothers me. Where we live, there are kids very active in sports these days. Unfortunately, I frequently end up at the bus stop and realize the majority of kids do not play organized sports and really do not have much to look forward to after school, during winter & spring breaks or while left alone through the summer months.
As a soccer Dad, basketball & baseball Dad of very talented athletes 2 daughters & 1 son, I have been around enough to see the positive impact youth sports have on children going into adulthood. I started coaching soccer back in 1990 on a naval base in Virginia. After I returned to Utah, I went to college, got married and had children. Eventually, I started to coach again, when our daughter turned 4 for AYSO. We had quite a run with this team of local players! Some eventually ended up playing High School soccer together, or against each other and some even ended up receiving college scholarships for soccer and being roommates To say sports is a big part of our family lives is an understatement.
Our hope at Vevo Sports is that every kid has a basketball, football, soccer ball, volley ball, and/or playground equipment ball at school FULL OF AIR! A usable, playable, ball so they can enjoy the games they love.
How many times does a kid come home from school to go out and play basketball only to find the ball semi-flat and hard to bounce? This happens every day to children all over the world between the hours of 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the end of their school day, while Dad or Mom is at work. The kid soon realizes the agony and what it takes to fill his or her basketball with air and generally has to wait for Daddy to do this for them. The child loses interest quickly in the activity that was originally going to happen. Unfortunately, this means exercise and playtime outside, which are the things kids really need in today’s world, don’t happen. So now what? Our children go inside and probably turn on the TV to play video games or go to the smartphone to look online, losing the opportunity to play outside. This is sad. I, personally, could not stand for it any longer so I invented the Ball Spike inflation needles made of a high-grade plastic that is durable, flexible, bendable and comes in bright colors for kids to now use.
We have also provided a QUALITY ball pump that can fill a flat sports ball in 30 seconds. Armed with a quality pump and a quality inflation needles, made here in the USA our kids now have the chance to enjoy the experience of filling their own flat basketball, football, soccer ball etc; on their own without waiting for Dad or Mom to come home. They come shipped in reusable packaging so you no longer loose lose inflation needles in the grass or in the bottom of your gym bag. For the soccer moms out there that may be raising a family on your own, without a father figure in the home, this is for you! A quality ball pump with fun colored inflation needles that are easy to use and durable will help keep your kids active and their sports balls full of air and ready for practice after school. Every parent should have one in the kitchen drawer for the kids to use! Let’s keep kids off the couch and healthy and active! This will make our school systems better and our kids more behaved, our communities better and lastly the world.
There is nothing like that feeling of having a team mate and what it means to go to battle and win a game. Nothing like it in the world! So help us change the way kids play and have fun. Let everyone know about our website vevosports.com or ballspike.com. You can find the Ball Flate inflation pumps and Ball Spike inflation needles right there. Together we can get more kids active and participating in organized sports. If you know of a neighbor or a schoolmate that you see needs some attention or help and direction this way, I encourage you to reach out to them, see how you can encourage that child to sign up for baseball or softball, soccer this spring. See how you can find them a coach or a team to play on. A lot of these kids just do not have parent involvement, or worse, dad or mom could be in jail or experiencing a hardship at this time. This is where we can step in and help make a change in a young person’s life. There are scholarships for these kids with most clubs and teams. Look into this and please don’t overlook the disadvantaged kids. Everyone deserves a chance to play regardless of financial means or social status. A quality coach would never turn a player away who wants to play, regardless of their ability to pay.
If you need any advice on the what and what not to does. feel free to email me anytime. All my best, Kerry
I think it is safe to say that anyone who has kids or works with kids who are into sports has come across the annoying issue of flimsy ball inflation needles. Usually, the kids want to be helpful and find it fun to inflate flat basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, etc but more often than not they are a bit rough and end up breaking the needle.
Sometimes the needle bends from the kids messing with them or, more often than not, the inflation needle ends up breaking right inside the ball. At that point, you usually try using needle nose pliers to get it out but that doesn’t always work. Even I’ve broken a few inflation needles but going through multiple packs with the kids was starting to get a bit pricey. I decided to search for a truly flexible ball inflation needle.
I discovered that many companies that sell traditional metal needles claim they are unbendable or unbreakable but I’ve found the opposite to be true. Maybe they stood up to a few uses but eventually broke. It doesn’t help that usually, the kids end up dropping them and losing them that way. Finally, I discovered the ultimate ball inflation needle for anyone but particularly those who need something kids can use safely. It is the Vevo Sports Ball Spike.
Vevo Sports developed a really amazing product that actually holds up to its reputation of being a flexible ball inflation needle. I was impressed to say the least.
Here are a couple things I really like about the Ball Spike.
- The inflation needle is really flexible so it’s perfect for kids that accidentally bend the needle.
- It is a fun color so the kids don’t lose them as easily.
- The kids don’t have trouble inserting them into the balls like the old metal ones.
- They are a great price for the quality- I no longer have to buy a bunch of needles.
- The needles work universally on any ball we have so I don’t have to worry about the kids trying to inflate a ball with the wrong tool.
- I think they are safer for kids since they are pretty much a bendable and flexible ball inflation needle.
Having such a great product in my sport’s equipment means I spend less time trying to re-inflate flat balls and can spend more time with the kids. The kids also can help me out without frustration on both our parts and they get to spend more time playing. If you’re looking for a new inflation needle to try, buy a pack of Vevo Sports Ball Spikes.
Anyone who regularly uses sports balls, whether it’s a medicine ball or a basketball, is going to end up having to inflate it at some point. Typically people use the traditional metal inflation needles that are pretty flimsy.
The problem is that these needles are easily bent and weaken with repeated use, eventually breaking altogether. Sometimes you’ll get lucky but more often than not that needle is probably going to break off in your favorite ball when you’re putting it in or taking it out. This issue can really be frustrating yet is so easy to avoid.
Vevo Sports has designed an inflation needle, or Ball Spike, that claims to be flexible. When put to the test, the company’s claim prove to be true. Here are a few benefits of Vevo’s Ball Spikes compared to those old metal needles.
- The Ball Spike surpasses metal needles in flexibility tests
99% of the time metal inflation needles are going to break when accidentally bent. Ball Spike inflation needles are so flexible that you can nearly bend them completely in half without it breaking. Metal inflation needles simply don’t compare.
- It is brightly colored and easy to see
Anyone hate when you’re out on a field and trying to inflate a flat ball just to lose your inflation needle in the grass? Vevo solved this annoying problem by making their inflation needles in a super bright, neon material. You will have a hard time losing these needles on the field.
- Using the Ball Spike will save you money
The initial cost of a 3 pack of Ball Spike inflation needles is only a dollar or two more than a pack of quality metal inflation needles. How will it save you money? Even just one of the Ball Spike needles can easily outlast a whole 12 pack of traditional metal inflation needles. Spend the extra couple bucks and save your money in the long run.
- The Spike can be used in nearly any sports ball on the market
You won’t have to worry about different size inflation needles for your basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, etc. These inflation needles will work with virtually any common ball on the market. As an added bonus the needle is also adapted to work with pretty much any pump so you don’t have to worry about replacing yours.
- The material used to create the Spike is ultra-smooth
Who else hates having to spit on a metal inflation needle because the metal causes too much friction to insert properly? The advanced material used to create the Ball Spike is so smooth it just blows metal spikes out of the water. Vevo Ball Spikes are a much more durable stronger flexible inflation needle that is bendable, flexible & forgivable made right here in the USA!
The Vevo Sports Ball Spike is a simple tool perfect for everyone from an active family to an athletic department or gym. Being an easily affordable and virtually indestructible tool, there really is no reason to waste time and money on weak metal needles anymore.