Ball handling (hand eye coordination), Catching and Passing, Shooting Mechanics (Shooting Form) and the success of making baskets are important factors in training with the correct size ball. If a player cannot dribble the ball through the legs, has trouble making a proper weighted pass or catching the ball and does not have the strength to make a lay-up the ball is most likely to big. We are all about skills through struggle but success inspires kids to dream and find a passion. More made shots and more completed passes leads to more kids to enjoying the game!
Recommended Boy’s Basketball Ball Sizes:
TK - K: 25.5 (Mikasa 1006)
1st - 2nd Grade: 27.5
3rd - 6th Grade : 28.5
7th & Up: 29.5
Recommended Girls Basketball Ball Sizes:
TK - 2nd: 25.5 (Mikasa 1006)
2nd - 6th Grade: 27.5
7th & Up: 28.5
Our program has used hundreds of basketballs. We recommend the Spalding NBA Street Basketball for outdoor use: Buy here on Amazon
Another ball is Mikasa 1006 (25.5) and 1008 (27.5).
We recommend the Spalding Evolution Ball for indoor use : Buy here on Amazon