It is recommended that boys and girls ages 9 to 11 use basketballs that measure 27.5″ in circumference and weigh 17 ounces. 27.5″ basketballs are also referred to as “junior” or “size 5″ balls. The 27.5” circumference is the most common ball size used in youth basketball leagues.
What is intermediate size basketball?
Intermediate is a ball with a circumference of 28.5 inches which is used for boys until 7th grade and is also the women’s ball. The “official” ball is for boys 7th grade through NBA professional which has a circumference of 29.5 inches.
What size basketball does a 13 year old use?
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. The circumference of the basketball should be 28.5″ and the weight 20 oz.
What size basketball do 4th graders use?
For the Youth Program (K/1st/2nd grade) and 3rd and 4th graders (boys and girls, traveling and in-house) the Junior size ball (27.5”) is used. For the 5th and 6th grade boys and 5th through 8th grade girls, the Intermediate size ball (28.5”) is used.
What size basketball should a 6 year old use?
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.
What is a good age to start basketball?
The best part of basketball is that it can be started playing when they are young. Many modern basketball programs enroll kids when they are around five to six years of age. This is because it is the best age to build the primary skills of the game and develop their enthusiasm.
What size is a 10 year old boy?
General Size Guide