There’s no better time than the holidays to begin Project Mbappé by buying a soccer ball for everyone in your life, but if you’re not familiar with the game, you might be surprised to find the variety of sizes, brands and styles staring back at you in the sporting goods aisle. However, the soccer ball size by age guide is an easy one.
There’s a very good chance that you’re looking for a size 5 ball (used by professionals, adults and ages 12 and up), but there’s also a very good chance that you’re reading this article because you have a younger child.
Keep in mind that the guidelines for soccer ball size for boys and girls/men and women are the same.
Soccer Ball Size By Age Guide
Size 5 (Professionals and Adults): Ages 12 and up | 27-28’’/68-70 cm circumference
Size 4 (Youth): Ages 8 through 12 | 25-26’’/63.5-66 cm circumference
Size 3 (Children): Ages 8 and younger | 23-24’’/58.5-61 cm circumference
Size 1 (Skills): All ages, use to develop skills, control and smash around the house with minimal damage | 18-20’’/46-51 cm circumference
Futsal Ball Size By Age Guide
Size 4 (Professionals and Adults): Ages 12 and up
Size 3 (Youth): Ages 8 through 12
Size 2 (Children): Ages 8 and younger
Soccer Ball Recommendations 2021
Nike Premier League Hi-Vis Flight
Using Nike’s new Aerowsculpt Technology and a design that pays homage to comic book patterns, this is the ball that the Premier League breaks out when cold weather settles in. Pow.
U.S. stars and stripes and the Canadian maple leaf adorn the official ball of the world’s pretty-close-to-greatest league.
PUMA LaLiga 1 Adrenalina MS Trainer
This is the version of the official PUMA LaLiga ball that’s used strictly in the biggest of matches: El Clásico, derbies and special events.
Dribble around the house pretending you're a fictitious La Masia student named Sergi Pedro, regardless of your actual age.
(Sizes 2, 3 and 4 available)
All Senda balls (official partner of U.S. Youth Futsal) are Fair Trade Certified. Do something good with your life for once.