Basketball Size Guide
BASKETBALL SIZE GUIDE
To play great basketball, you need the right-sized ball. Having a ball that is too small or too big for your grip can play havoc on your skills and dampen your game. You need to feel in control of the ball and make it move how you want it to, and this is just not possible when you can’t get a good grip. To enhance your game and feel more confident, it’s important to take the time to understand what size ball you require.
There are many available, so to help you understand what size would be best for you, we have compiled a sizing chart for each of our basketballs.
SIZE 3 BASKETBALLS
FOR ALL AGES
Size 3 is a novelty-sized, or 'mini' basketball that is suitable for all ages. The Size 3 basketball has a circumference of 22" (55.9cm).
SIZE 5 BASKETBALLS
AGES 5 - 12 YEARS OLD
Size 5 is the standard basketball size for both boys and girls aged 5 - 12 years old. The Size 5 basketball has a circumference of 27.5" (69.5cm). Size 5 is also the official sized game ball for males & females aged 12 and under in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL).
SIZE 6 BASKETBALLS
FEMALE AGES 9+ & MALE AGES 9 - 12 YEARS
Size 6 is the basketball size for females aged 9+ years and males aged 9 to 12 years*. The Size 6 basketball has a circumference of 28.5" (72.5cm).
*Please note: For VJBL, a Size 5 basketball is recommended for males & females aged 12 and under, not a size 6.
SIZE 7 BASKETBALLS
FOR AGES 12 YEARS & OVER
Size 7 (29.5" or 75cm) is the official size of all adult Male basketballs, suitable for male basketball players aged 12 years and over.
Find Your Size and Stay True to The Game
From just playing for fun to trying to make it to the main stage, having the right tools can improve your game immensely. Once you have found the right-sized basketball you can focus on performing to the best of your ability, enhancing your techniques and enjoying your favourite game.
If you want to know how to best practice at home with your right-sized ball, check out our tips for different training set ups .