size 3 football ball size 3 Size 3 football balls are of 24” and weigh between 11-12 ounces. These are the smallest official football balls used for match games.
For children under 8, choose a size 4 ball, for children ages 8 to 12 a size 4, and a ball size 5 for children over 12 years. The ball size is written on the ball. If you do regular training and matches, you need a durable ball that will stay well inflated and provide extra playing comfort.
Size two soccer balls are rarely used because they are so close in circumference to size one. 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 balls are the standard soccer ball size for ages 12 and older all the way up to professionals.
|Age/Weight Division||Age(s)||Certification Weight|
|JR. PEE WEE (older/lighter)||8-9-10 11*||60-120 lbs. 60-100 lbs.|
|PEE WEE (older/lighter)||9-10-11 12*||75-135 lbs. 75-115 lbs.|
|JR. VARSITY (older/lighter)||10-11-12 13*||90-160 lbs. 90-140 lbs.|
The size of a football is roughly 22 cm (8.66 inches) in diameter for a regulation size 5 ball. Rules state that a size 5 ball must be 68 to 70 cm (27 to 28 in) in circumference. Averaging that to 69 cm (27 in) and then dividing by π gives about 22 cm (8.7 in) for a diameter.
The Correct Youth Football Sizes for Every Age Group (Chart)
|Size 5||10 Ounces||24 Inches|
|Size 6||11 Ounces||25 Inches|
|Size 7||12.5 Ounces||26.25 Inches|
|Size 9||14 - 15 Ounces||27.75 - 28.5 inches|