How To Choose: Basketball Ball

Basketball is unplayable without a ball, it’s in the name. That said, in the interest of making the game accessible to all there are multiple sizes that you can pick up that are intended for different players.  The following is a rough guide but most places will keep a similar standard.  All sizes are based on the FIBA (International Basketball Association) sizing.

  • For ages 3+: size 1.
  • For ages 4 – 6: size 3.
  • For ages 7 – 12: size 5.
  • Women aged 12+: size 6
  • Men aged 12+: size 7.

lower img.jpg

These sizes are designed to fit comfortably and consistently across all ages, to maintain a consistent feel no matter the players age.  

Depending on where you play you might also want a ball with different textures.  Indoor balls and outdoor balls require different levels of toughness to survive their environment, or you might just prefer the feel of one ball.  In a tournament game the balls will probably be provided in the interest of fairness, but for your backyard or games with friends you can use whatever you like.

We have balls for all environments so that you can play wherever you want.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s