You don’t need fancy gear or even be part of a team to play, but when it comes to soccer, you do need a ball. From the early days of kick and chase all the way up to the pro leagues, there’s a lot of types of balls to choose from. Soccer ball sizes include three, four and five, and are meant for different ages and uses. If you’re looking for a ball for someone younger than four years old, a size one ball will do the trick.
SIZE 5 SOCCER BALL
Size 5 soccer balls are the standard soccer ball size for ages 12 and older all the way up to professionals.
Circumference: 27” – 28”
SIZE 4 SOCCER BALL
Size 4 is a youth soccer ball for players who are 8-11 years old. This is also the size for futsal and street balls, which are weighted heavier so it’s easier to control on a hardcourt.
Circumference: 25” – 26”
SIZE 3 SOCCER BALL
Size 3 soccer balls are best for junior players ages 7 and younger. It’s the smallest size used for junior games, so if your kid is just getting the hang of team play, this is the one for them.
Circumference: 23” – 24”