As your sporty child grows, their ball needs to grow with them. So, to help them be the best at their game, here is a snapshot of what ball size is recommended for sports at various ages. 

AFL ball

AFL

U9-U11 – Size 2

U12-U13 – Size 3

U14-U15 – Size 4

15+ females – Size 4.5

15+ males – Size 5

basketball ball


Basketball

U9 – Size 5

U9-U12 males – Size 6

U9+ females – Size 6

U12+ males – Size 7

soccer-ball

Football/Soccer 

U6-U9 – Size 3: Junior

U10-U12 – Size 4: Youth

U13 + – Size 5: Adult

netball ball

Netball

U8-U10 – Size 4: modified

10+ – Size 5. A regulation size 5 should measure 690-710mm in circumference and weigh 400-450grams.

League ball

Rugby League 

U6-U9 – Size 3: Mini League

U10-U12 – Size 4: Mod League

U13+ – Size 5: Senior League

rugby union ball

Rugby Union

U6-U7 – Size 2

U8-U9 – Size 3

U10-U12 – Size 4

12+ – Size 5

water polo

Water Polo

U8 – Size 1: Splashball

U10 boys – Size 2: Junior

U12 girls – Size 2: Junior

U12 boys – Size 3: Intermediate

U14 girls – Size 3: Intermediate

U14 boys – Size 4: Compact (previously called Women’s)

15+ girls – Size 4: Compact (previously called Women’s)

14+ boys – Size 5: Men’s

Have you found using the correct size ball helps your child perform better at their game? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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