What Are Standard Soccer Ball Sizes?


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Soccer balls come in three official sizes: size 3, size 4 and size 5. The exact size used depends on the age level of the participants.

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Size 3 balls are the smallest, generally running about 11 ounces and 22 inches in circumference. These are used for games between players who are 8 years old and younger. Size 4 balls weigh about 12 ounces and are 25 to 26 inches in circumference, for players between the ages of 8 and 12.

Size 5 is considered the international standard size soccer ball, used by everyone from World Cup down to age 12 players. Size 5 balls are 14 to 16 ounces and 27 to 28 inches in circumference.

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