Soft touch balls made of soft foam are not only suitable for learning new ball sports, but are also ideal for various ball games in schools and clubs. Whether coated foam balls, closed cell foam balls or open cell foam balls, at Kübler Sport you will find the right soft touch ball in the right size for your needs.
Soft touch balls for schools and sports clubs
What characterizes a soft touch ball?
All balls that are made of soft foam are summarized as soft touch balls. They are therefore particularly light and pleasantly soft. Thanks to its composition, the ball is particularly geared towards the needs of children, beginners and school sports, who do not have to be afraid of injuries or painful hits and can therefore play or throw without inhibitions. In addition, soft touch balls have slower flight characteristics, so players have more time to perform movements properly. This is how soft touch balls support fine motor skills and coordination.
Of what kind of material are soft touch balls made of?
Soft touch balls are all made entirely of soft foam, but there are a few different variants. A basic distinction is made between open cell foam balls and closed cell foam balls, as well as coated foam balls. Open cell foam balls consist of foam with an open structured surface, comparable to a sponge. They are characterized by a special feel, but are prone to damage. Closed cell foam balls consist of PU foam with a smooth, closed surface. They are therefore more resistant and are easy to clean. Balls with coated foam usually combine both materials: the inside is made of open cell foam, which is covered by a thin surface made of PU material.
What can I use soft touch balls for?
Soft touch balls are not only used for ball games in school sports, e.g. Zombie ball or dodgeball are used, but are also excellent as method balls for beginners in various ball sports in the club. For example, a soft touch ball helps children learn fearlessly how to throw and catch properly in handball or American football or rugby. In volleyball, the soft touch balls are used to practice the correct technique in excavating or serving, as they make contact with the ball less uncomfortable. In addition, the slower flight characteristics are used in the various ball sports, which give beginners a longer time to react. The soft touch balls are also easier to grip in basketball or handball. Soft touch balls are also popular with children in the water: there are no injuries when hit, and the foam in the ball can soak up water, turning it into a water bomb. In movement therapy, soft and colorful soft touch balls are popular for learning to throw and catch, because they train coordination, fine motor skills and perception without hurting.
Buy the right soft touch ball
In our assortment you will find a large selection of different soft touch balls for many ball sports, but also foam cubes and software discs for school sports and club sports. As foam balls you will find open cell foam balls as well as closed cell foam balls and coated foam balls from well-known brands such as Volley®, ProSoft® or Dragonskin®. Thanks to their rubber bladder, our ProSoft® balls are characterized by particularly good jumping behavior. With the foam cubes you can also choose between number cubes and color cubes made of open cell foam and closed cell foam material. Our software discs made of closed cell PE foam are ideal for throwing.