Footballs

What size football do I need?

I cannot stress enough the importance of choosing the correct ball size for youth football.
This is one area of football equipment you need to get right. How many times do you see small children trying to kick a size 5 ball around, nearly tripping over it because it is too large?
The FA recommend the following ball sizes:

  • Size 3 football Under 7, 8 and 9 Age Groups
  • Size 4 football, Under 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 Age Groups
  • Size 5 football, Under 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 to Adults
  • Size 2 footballs are recommended for 4 and 5 year olds

Local football leagues set out these sizes in their rules, so if you are not sure which size to use for league games contact them to find out.
You can see a range of footballs available in the recommended sizes and weights at The Soccer Store.�