Step By Step Guide to Choosing A New Basketball For Your Kid

Step By Step Guide to Choosing A New Basketball For Your Kid

Basketball Sizes

 The official NBA basketball, otherwise known as size 7, measures at 29.5 inches. That extra inch can provide a player with a better grip and control, making those long-range shots a bit easier to nail. But, for younger players or those new to the sport, using the smaller size 6 or size 5 balls (measuring at 28.5 and 27.5 inches respectively) can offer the same benefits while allowing for easier handling and maneuvering. No matter the size, a ball is an extension of a player's game and it's crucial to find the perfect fit to elevate your skills on the court.

Size 7 Basketball

With a 29.5" circumference and a weight of 22oz, this ball is the ideal size and weight to dominate the game. Whether you're playing street ball with friends or competing in a league, this size 7 basketball is a must-have for any player serious about improving their performance. Ideal use is for Mens Size Ages 12+

Size 6 Basketball

The Size 6 basketballs will give you the perfect fit and feel necessary to dominate the game. Whether you're a woman dominating the basketball court or an intermediate level boy seeking ways to improve your skills. With a 28.5" circumference and a weight of 20oz, a Size 6 basketball is guaranteed to meet the requirements of your basketball needs. awomen's ball is specially designed with the female athlete in mind, offering optimal control, grip, and touch on the court. The intermediate boys size ball is perfect for youth and teens moving up in their basketball game. Get ready to shine with our perfect basketballs fit for champions!

Size 5 Basketball

A Size 5 Basketball is smaller size and lighter weight of 17 oz, this youth basketball is perfect for beginner players. Plus, its 27.5" circumference allows for easier grip and control. Whether they're shooting hoops at the local park or practicing their dribbling skills in the driveway, this basketball will have them feeling like a pro in no time. Get your future MVP ready to hit the court with a size 5 kids basketball.

Size 4 Basketball

The size 4 basketballs are a perfect fit for kids under 6. Although a size 5 basketball would work just as well maybe a smaller feel is better. At 25.5” and 14oz this basketball makes it easy to shoot & pass.

Size 3 Basketball

The lightest size 3 basketball weighs 10oz with a circumference of 22.5”. Some might even call this a mini basketball. Most commonly used for pop a shots or promotional gifts. Kids under 4 will enjoy this ball.

Indoor Vs. Outdoor Basketballs

When it comes to basketball, the debate between indoor and outdoor basketballs has raged on for years. The differences are apparent, with indoor basketballs made for playing on hardwood courts and outdoor basketballs designed to withstand the rough-and-tumble nature of the backyard court. There are some balls the play very well both indoors and outdoors while other balls play best only indoors or only outdoors.

Different Basketball Materials

When it comes to basketball, the materials used matter as much as the players themselves. Every baller has their preferences, and it's not just based on the color or design. The material of a basketball can determine how it bounces, how much grip it has, and how long it lasts. Leather has always been a classic choice for its durability and natural feel,. PU, PVC, and microfiber, each with their own unique properties. But newer materials like TPU have entered the scene with their advanced technology adding much needed Eco Friendly component to Faux leather as TPU is biodegradable in 3-5 years!

Advantages of Cruelty-Free TPU Basketballs

  • Durable Enough For Outdoors (Performs Best Indoors)
  • Non Toxic, BPA Free, Phthalates Free, Lead Free
  • Excellent grip, Even in rain /dirt
  • Biodegradable in 3-5 years
  • Affordable
  • Ideal for Eco Conscious Athletes

Disadvantages of Leather Basketballs

  • Cruel To Animals
  • Contributes to Climate Change From Methane
  • Dangerous Process For workers
  • Chemically Intensive Process
  • Damaging water runoff to local water systems

Disadvantages of PVC & Microfibers

  • Chemically Intensive Process
  • Takes 100+ Years to Break down
  • Cheap Balls
  • Breaks down into Microplastics
  • We need to stop using plastic