Third Degree Volleyball Apparel
Third Degree Sportswear, Inc. was founded out of a garage on the beaches of Southern California in 1988. Beach volleyball was at its pinnacle, and Third Degree Sportswear was outfitting some of the best up and coming volleyball players on the beach with unique and custom volleyball gear.
High School kids and coaches from San Diego to Ventura who wore Third Degree while playing beach volleyball would ask us to make something special for their High School teams. It wasn’t long before we realized there was a custom volleyball in-door market that needed to be filled.
Athletic Directors across California began boxing up their old dinosaur uniforms for the unique styles of Third Degree. Over the past 16 years our underground popularity has spread to every state in USA, Puerto Rico and Europe.
Third Degree has outfitted teams that have recently won JO’s and Festival, our uniforms have been worn by players featured on the cover of Volleyball magazine, and throughout the country many of our teams compete competitively for state titles. In 2003 and 2004 Third Degree Sportswear outfitted more teams in the California State Finals (Divisions I – V) than any other manufacturer.
Founded in 1958 with its worldwide headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan, Molten is the world's largest ball and sports equipment manufacturer. Molten USA, Inc. was established in 1983 to bring these quality sports balls to the United States marketplace. Originally located in Southern California, Molten USA, Inc. moved to Northern Nevada in 1988 and continues to call the Reno-Sparks area its home.
Molten has a storied history. By 1964, only six years after their founding, Molten basketballs, volleyballs and soccer balls were the official balls of the Tokyo Olympics. Since that time Molten has been the official basketball for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. Molten basketballs have also been the official ball for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) for the past 25 years culminating in the Men's and Women's World Basketball Championship. This championship was held in the U.S. for the first time in Indianapolis, IN August of 2002.
Molten volleyballs became the official ball for the U.S. National Teams in 1997 and remain so to this day. In 2001 we added the boys and girls Junior National teams to this list. Today, clubs, regions, high schools, colleges and tournaments throughout the country are playing with Molten volleyballs.
Where possible, Molten owns and operates our own factories as opposed to shopping on the open market. This philosophy allows us to control our quality right down to the raw materials, bringing in only the best the world has to offer.
Our staff in Reno consists of sports enthusiasts who have been involved in sports one way or another since our youth. Some of us have played or coached at the collegiate level while some of us have children who do so now. We enjoy being able to pursue our passion and help to improve the sports experience for others.
THS offers a full range of housing and travel services for tournaments and events across North America. THS will handle all aspects of the hotel and airline arrangements for the teams, complimentary rooms for refs/officials, setting up a headquarters hotel, even generating incremental revenue for the host organization.
Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association