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What Size Soccer Ball Should I Buy?

October 23, 2018

It all starts with the ball. Choosing the right size soccer ball is important to prevent injury and ensure a great playing experience. So, what size soccer ball should you buy?



Age Soccer Ball Size
Ages 8 and under

Size 3

Ages 8-12

Size 4

Ages 13 and up

Size 5

All ages (or toddler/preschool age)

Skills Ball
Size 1

Players ages 8 and under
should use a junior size 3 ball. It’s critical we give younger players the right size ball. If we give them a ball that is too big for their feet or too heavy for their legs, they are more prone to injuries and won’t have the success of kicking or dribbling a ball. We want to make sure to create a fun environment for these beginners!

Shop Junior Size 3 Soccer Balls


Players ages 8-12 should use a youth size 4 soccer ball. At age 8, kids now have the developed strength, skill, and size to handle the size 4.

Shop Youth Size 4 Soccer Balls


Players ages 13 and up should use an official size 5 soccer ball. Goals and fields become official size at age 13 play, so the ball follows the same progression.

Shop Official Size 5 Soccer Balls


All ages can use a size 1 skills ball. This ball is used by toddlers and preschool aged children being introduced to the sport, as well as elite players developing their foot skills.

Shop Size 1 Soccer Balls

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