Adidas Brazuca size 5 soccer ball.

What Size Soccer Ball Do I Need?

Different sizes of soccer balls are used in junior soccer depending on the age of the players.

Check out our soccer ball size guide:

Soccer ball size guide.

To determine what size a ball is, check for a marking that says “size 3” or something similar. This label is normally located near the ball’s valve, where you pump it up.

What is the difference between each size soccer ball?

Soccer balls are made in sizes 1-5, each of which is a different weight and circumference.

Size 1

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Circumference

18-20″

Used for

  • Games with toddlers.


Size 2

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Circumference

21-22″

Used for

  • Games with older toddlers.
  • Practising ball control.


Size 3

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Circumference

23-24″

Used for

  • Games/training for ages 4 to 7.


Size 4

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Circumference

25-26″

Used for

  • Games/training for ages 8 to 11.


Size 5

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Circumference

27-28″

Used for

  • Games/training for ages 12+
  • All professional matches.

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