Basketball Size Chart

In basketball, there's no question, the ball is the most vital tool for players at all levels of competition. It's used to develop players while connecting the team which is why finding the right size basketball is essential. Players of all hand sizes need a ball they can control, including gripping to dribble, that is weight appropriate for passing and shooting. The sport of basketball is governed by two main bodies, USA Basketball (USAB) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) provide their own set of rules and regulations, which can be found below:

 

USA Basketball Size Chart
Size Ages  Gender Circumference
5 7 - 8 Unisex 27.5 in.
6 9 - 11 Boys 28.5 in.
6 9+ Girls 28.5 in.
7 12+ Boys 29.5 in.

 

FIBA has a slightly different process when certifying balls for official game play. Their process consists of 3 main categories, with a weight requirement for each size. The FIBA Basketball Ball Size Chart can be found below:

 

FIBA Basketball Size Chart
Size Gender Circumference Weight
Light 5 Unisex 26.9 - 27.6 in. (685 - 700mm) 12.7 - 13.8 oz. (360-390g).
5 Unisex 26.9 - 27.6 in. (685 - 700mm) 16.4 - 17.5 oz. (465-495g)
6 Unisex 28.1 - 28.7 in. (715 - 730mm) 17.9 - 19.4 oz. (510-550g)
7 Unisex 29.5 - 30.3 in. (750 - 770mm) 20.5 - 21.9 oz. (580-620g)