When starting out you should be aware that footballs come in many shapes and sizes. As with all Flag Football equipment, its is important to know your options before purchasing.
In this case the main factor is to make sure your child has the proper size football to practice with, as having a ball too small or to big will not be as good for skill development as a football of the correct size.
Below are the most common youth football sizes by age group.
- 5-8 y/o – Pee Wee Size
- 9-11 y/o – Junior Size
- 12-14 y/o – Youth Size
- 14+ y/o – High School Size
If you’re in doubt or have trouble finding the correct size, ask the coach or a league official what size football will be used during actual youth flag football games.