How Big Is A Size 3 Football?
What Size Are Size 3 Footballs?
Footballs are available in 5 different sizes from Size 1 mini footballs to adult Size 5 footballs. A Size 3 football is used by the youngest age group playing mini soccer 5 a side and 7 a side football.
How Big Are Size 3 Footballs?
The circumference of a size 3 ball should be between 58 – 61cm.
This would be 18.5 – 19.50cm in diameter. Although this is quite a bit smaller than the full-size ball it is well suited to a player of a younger age. The weight of the size 3 football also need to be controlled. After all is would no use having a smaller ball for a child that weights the same as an adult size ball.
For a training ball the weight should be between 280 and 340g and for a match play football the weight is slightly heavier and should be between 300 and 340g.
What Age Groups Should Use Size 3 Footballs?
Size 3 footballs should be used by age groups 6 – 9 years. Using the right size football as you practice the basics, pick up skills and learn to control the ball is important. A larger ball will slow down the learning process.
In general, the high street stores only sell full-size footballs so you will need to visit a specialist supplier like The Soccer Store to buy your size 3 football. You can buy a single size 3 football for use at home or bulk buy size 3 footballs for club or school use.
What Size 3 Football Brand Should I Buy?
These are great quality training balls and used by all age groups at grassroots level football. The Mitre Ultimatch size 3 is our most popular match ball and is perfect for league matches.