Competition Tachikara volleyballs are the official game balls used in competitive tournaments and matches.
Tachikara Gold Volleyball Red/White/Blue
This ball is much lighter. You'll find it's much like playing with a balloon! Okay, not quite a balloon. You will notice it bounces really well off your arms and the ball will float in the air much longer because the ball is so light. You'll also find this ball to be a great training ball for young players just starting to pick up the game.
For high school volleyball competition, your volleyball needs to have the official NFHS stamp of approval. Volleyballs are available with the official high school stamp.
Official NFHS Stamp
Tachikara NJCAA, NCCAA, NAIA Game Volleyballs
NCAA and NAIA College Volleyball
For NCAA and NAIA Men's and Women's competition, Molten is the official game ball.
Club and Youth Volleyball
For club volleyball and youth competitions, Tachikara carries the official tournament game balls.
Tachikara game balls are very popular choice when it comes to competitive youth volleyball. From as young as 10 years old up to 80 year olds, volleyballs are available.
Men's Seniors Competition
For example, for youth club volleyball 12 and under, the Tachikara Volley Lite is available.
Volleyball Lite for 12 and Under Competition
Do you know where the name Tachikara, pronounced (tah·chee·kar·ah), comes from? Tachikara-Ono-Mikoto is the "God of Power" in Japanese mythology.
The company was established in 1915 and is known well for creating a good seamless volleyball.
Tachikara has been relentless in the pursuit of perfecting the volleyball. Continuing to research, study, and test for an improved ball, Tachikara has become a leader in its industry.
Remembering the Good Old Days of Volleyball
Tachikara is also well known for truer flight and super soft volleyball.
I remember first playing volleyball with a Tachikara volleyball back when I first started out playing volleyball in the early 90s. Back then, Tachikara was the king. My Tachikara volleyballs lasted longer. I also loved the feel of ball when passing, setting, and hitting.
My Tachikara lasted a long time without much wear and I had to keep a close eye on it when setting it down in the gym. When the ball was new, it would tend to grow legs and walk off on it's own if you know what I mean.
Today, there are a lot of other options for volleyballs. Youth and training balls for 12 and under use special volleyball called Volley Lites. These balls are mainly training balls for youth.