Which size of footballs do I need?

Posted on: May 10th, 2019 | by Laura Murdoch | No Comments

Last Updated on: 14th September 2023, 12:42 pm

Football Size Guide


Which is the right size football for me?



With the help of our last post, you should be able to tell the difference between training and match footballs. Before you finally pick the right football for your team you need to decide which size you need. Thankfully, we’ve got our very own size guide to help you out.

Picking the right size

When you’re training children, you must always take their age into account. Just as you wouldn’t make young footballers wear kit that’s too big for them, you should make sure they are using the correct sized footballs. Why would you spend so much effort getting your team ready just to start them off with the wrong ball? So, we’ve devised a handy football size guide to help you pick the right one.

Different Sizes

Footballs still come in a range of sizes and, at Pendle, we offer the following 3 sizes across our range:

  • Size 3 Footballs
  • Size 4 Footballs
  • Size 5 Footballs

All of our footballs are made to the same great quality and offer optimum performance. So, what exactly is the difference between the different sizes?

Football Size Guide


Football Size Guide

Size 3

The FA recommends a size 3 ball for players aged 6-9. The circumference should be between 60-61 cm and it should weigh between 300-320g.

Size 4

The FA recommends size 4 balls for players ages 9-14. The circumference should measure somewhere between 63-66cm and the weight between 350-390g.

Size 5

All players ages 14 and up should use a size 5 ball. It’s the standard for all adult and professional players. The circumference should be between 68-70cm and the weight between 410-450g.

Why is it important?

When coaching younger children, it is important to focus on developing basic skills instead of just winning matches. Using the right-sized football is important to help them gain these skills. Presenting them with a ball that is too big and too heavy for them will only make their training more difficult. For example, heavier balls will make practicing dribbling much harder for young children.

Using the wrong sized football can also set children up with bad habits. For example, if a ball were too heavy, the player might decide to kick with the toe of their boot to ensure an effective kick. This could easily become an unbreakable habit

Additionally, the FA has strict rules about which footballs should be used for each age group. All players need to get used to the ball they will be using in their matches. Children will find it easier to play better if they are familiar with the size of balls that are used in their official matches.

So, now that you know exactly which size you’re after there’s only one thing left to do. Check out the great range of footballs we’ve got for you. We’ve always offered the very best deals on our Pendle and Mitre branded footballs.


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