Colorado High Schools Switch to Wilson K1 Gold Volleyball for 2019; Recommends Use of “Safety Bag” at First Base

OOLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO (Nov. 15, 2018) - The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) volleyball committee voted to recommend having the Wilson's K1 Gold ball, specifically the red, white and navy version, as the official ball of the CHSAA starting with the 2019-20 season.

Next season will be the first that the K1 Gold, a new and upgraded ball, is available from Wilson. The volleyball committee selected a colored version of the ball since it provides better visibility, especially in certain low-light gyms, and will help both players and officials during the course of matches.

The CHSAA softball committee has also recommended the use of a second bag at first base. That recommendation was made with safety in mind and to help avoid injuries caused by collisions during plays at first base. The traditional white bag would remain in place where it is and a second orange bag would be placed directly to the right of the white bag in foul territory.