What size futsal ball for juniors?
By The Futsal Shop | April 17, 2017
One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is, what size ball should we use for [insert age group here]?
While there are no international standards for junior futsal balls according to the FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game (yet), it isn’t suitable for small children to be using adult futsal balls.
They are too big and they don’t get the same benefits if they were to use age appropriate sizes. Some nations have their own standards and while the UK is catching up we have come up with some recommendations for British futsal based on the two leading nations, Spain and Brazil.
In Spain, they use sizes, 2, 3 and 4 only, whereas in Brazil, they also use a size 1. Below is a table comparing with our recommendation at the end. With the UK grouping age groups into two like in Spain, 9/10s, 11/12s and so on as opposed to Brazil who do 10s/11s, 12s/13s, we have used the Spanish model as opposed to the Brazilian way.
It also depends on what the league you play in uses, but if you’re in a league that uses the wrong size, ask them to check us out and why not print off the table below to show them?
Do you use any different sizes? Let us know in the comments below.