What Size Football Do I Need?

SIZING

The circumference and weight of a football varies depending on the age of the players. There are technically five sizes available, though the most commonly used sizes are 3, 4, and 5, with Size 5 being the official ball of professional and adult football. 


Size 5

Age 12+

685-695 mm circumference 

Size 4

Age 8-12

635 - 660 mm circumference 

Size 3

Under 8

580 - 600 mm circumference 



CONSTRUCTION 

The huge range in pricing of footballs comes down to its construction. On a high-end football, the panels are often stitched together and the lining has more layers for improved durability and shape. In contrast, lower end footballs, which are great for beginners and practice, often have a thinner lining and use glue to hold the panels together.


ACCESSORIES

Pump → Be the hero of your team and always carry a hand pump and needle in your bag! 

Ball Bag →  If carrying it under your arm becomes a nuisance, many bags and backpacks are built specifically for soccer players with a special compartment for your ball. 


HOW TO PREVENT WEAR AND TEAR

Bring It Inside → While most footballs should be able to withstand a rainy, muddy game, it’s never good for your equipment to spend unnecessary hours outside in the elements. 

Don’t Sit On It → You will hear your coaches say this over and over again! The more you sit on the ball, the more lop-sided it becomes, and the less predictable the spin and your passes become. 


COST

Footballs can cost anywhere from $25 - $125 AUD. 

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