New Molten FLISTATEC® Volleyball for Opens, Boys’ Junior Nationals

June 07, 2013, 6:01 p.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Senior Manager of Communications, Phone: 719-228-6800, Email:
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 7, 2013) – USA Volleyball will utilize the latest advancements in volleyball technology at a majority of its upcoming 2014 National Championship events with the switch to Molten’s innovative V5M5000-3 FLISTATEC® volleyball.

The USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships and the USA Volleyball Open Volleyball Championships will use the red/white/blue V5M5000-3 model, which features patent pending FLISTATEC® Flight Stability Technology and a premium micro-fiber composite cover.

“We have been using this ball at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships for the past four years, as well as the third year for the Men’s Open Division and second year of the Premier Volleyball League at the USA Volleyball Open Championships in 2013,” USA Volleyball Senior Director Tom Pingel said. “It has been positively received and we look forward to implementing the ball into our National programs and events on a wider basis.”

“Molten USA is very excited for the 2014 transition to the FLISTATEC® volleyball for the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship and the USA Volleyball Open National Championships ,” said Melissa Dawson Ricketts, president of Molten USA. “The V5M5000 FLISTATEC® volleyball has had great success since the V5M5000 made its debut at the 2012 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Collegiate National Championship and Division III Championship. USA Volleyball has continued to enhance the level of play while providing cutting edge technology for its participants.”

Molten is the “Official Sponsor of USA Volleyball, Its National Teams, High Performance Program, National Championships and Coaching Accreditation Program.”

The Molten V5M5000-3 is the official volleyball for NORCECA (North America, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation) and the Italian professional league for both men and women.

About Molten Corporation
Founded in 1958, the Molten Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of competition quality sports balls. The Molten Corporation manufactures a wide range of athletic balls in several sport categories – including volleyball, soccer, and basketball. In addition to being the official ball of USA Volleyball, Molten is also the official volleyball of the NCAA Championships, as well as numerous state associations, collegiate conferences, collegiate programs, and junior volleyball programs nationwide. For more information on Molten USA, Inc, please visit