Updated June 2013
If you need to know what size goal, pitch or ball you need to use for youth football, take a look at our easy to follow graphic below:

Football Goal, Pitch and Ball Sizes Infographic

What size football goals do I need we hear you say! Good question. We sell quite a range of goals at The Soccer Store and it can seem quite confusing when trying to choose a goal. Let us start with football clubs and schools. For 7-a-side football, which is often called mini soccer and played by children from under 7 years old to under 11 years old you will need a 12 x 6 goal. If you are intending to use the goal for league use then you should opt for the Samba 12 x 6 match goal as this complies to the latest FA recommendations. For the 9-a-side game you will need the 16 x 7 goal. Again if you are using the goal for league use you should go for the Samba 16 x 7 match goal For garden use either a 5 x 4, 6 x 4 or 8 x 4 goal will suit children up to the age of 7. For children over the age of 7 the 8 x 4, 8 x 6, 12 x 6 or 16 x 7 goals are recommended. Of course the size of these football goals will depend upon how much space you have and how much of it you want to devote to a football pitch! If you are still unsure give us a call at The Soccer Store on 01606 835050 and we will be able to advise you more.

Other sizes of football goals that you may need to consider for clubs and schools are 21 x 7ft for junior football from age 11 upwards and 24 x 8 ft for senior football. These are available in steel or aluminium and free standing or socketed.