This is the official size for women’s high school, college, and pro basketball. Size 5: 27.5" 17 oz: Boys and girls ages 9-11 years old. This is the standard youth basketball you find in most stores. Size 4: 25.5" 14 oz: Boys and girls ages 5-8 years old. Size 3: 22" 10 oz: Boys and girls ages 4-8 years old. Also known as "mini" basketball. Size 1: 16" 8 oz
Children aged 5 to 8 need a size 3 basketball. It weighs about 10.5 to 11 ounces and has a 22-inch circumference. Ages 8 to 12 may use a size 5 ball, which weighs between 14 and 16 ounces and has a 27-inch circumference.
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The typical size of a basketball for all ages goes as follows: Boys aged 13 and older: Size 7 ball (29.5 inch circumference, 22 oz., used at the men’s professional level) Boys aged 10-12, Girls aged 11 and older: Size 6 ball (28.5 inch circumference, 20 oz., used at the women’s professional level)
The circumference of the basketball should be 29.5" and the weight 22 oz. Size 6 Basketball: For boys, a size 6 basketball should be used between the ages of 12 and 13. For girls, a size 6 basketball should be used once they hit 12-years-old and is the official size used at the high school, college, and professional level.
Size of Ball: A smaller basketball for the younger age segments is advised due to the size of a child’s hand as well as their developing skill level. A smaller ball allows for better control and success. Size of Court: For 7-8 year-olds, a 50’x 42’ court is contemplated to be a cross-court game on a full-sized basketball court. This dimension is more appropriate for younger children based on their relative size in space.
For anyone, male or female, between the ages of nine and 11, a ball size of 27.5 inches in circumference is recommended, and is the most commonly sized ball used in youth basketball leagues.
A mini size basketball is listed as a size 3 or 4. It measures 22 to 24.5 inches in circumference and is designed to be used by small hands. This size ball is ideal for youth players, 8 years old and younger, that are first starting out, learning to dribble and take some shots.
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