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It takes a performance-crafted soccer ball to own the pitch. Elevate your game with the soccer ball collection at DICK'S Sporting Goods.
Whether you're taking to artificial turf or playing a Futsal game on court, always choose a ball built for your playing style and environment. Shop match soccer balls, designed for game-play at official size, weight and shape regulations or training intended for practice and recreational use.
Shop hand-stitched, machine-stitched and thermally bonded soccer balls for the size and construction you're looking for, like size 5 soccer balls, including adult soccer balls and kids soccer balls. Check out adidas® soccer balls and Nike® soccer balls, plus soccer balls from other top brands in the sport like Select® and Umbro®. Find our top rated gear in our best soccer balls collection.Russia 2018 Soccer Balls
In June, 32 nations gather in Russia for soccer’s most prestigious international event. Now, you can get the ball that will be used throughout the tournament—the adidas 2018 FIFA® World Cup Russia Telstar Official Match Ball. The design is based on the original Telstar ball introduced in 1968, updated with pixelated detailing for a modern aesthetic and an all-new panel shape for superior performance.
Just arrived in time for holiday 2017, this ball will make the perfect gift for the soccer player on your list. Other soccer gift ideas include:
- adidas 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Telstar Top Replique Soccer Ball
- adidas 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Telstar Top Glider Soccer Ball
- adidas 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Telstar Mini Soccer Ball
How to Choose a Soccer Ball
When selecting your soccer ball, always consider your playing environment. Soccer balls are made specific to artificial turf, outdoor play and hard floors.
Match balls are constructed specifically for competition and the sport's high-level training. These balls feature higher quality materials and must conform to regulation standards of your league. Training and recreational soccer balls are designed to handle extended use on a variety of playing surfaces, often featuring a PVA casing for enhanced durability.
Futsal soccer balls are smaller, heavier and softer than standard FIFA regulation balls. These balls are constructed with either butyl or latex bladders that are wrapped in layers of foam or cloth, lending a softer feel and reduced flight. Shop the full assortment of indoor soccer balls to find a ball for your next game.
Always keep in mind the construction of your soccer ball when making your purchase. Covers are available in synthetic leather, polyurethane and polyvinyl carbonate (or PVC) materials. Synthetic leather is typically designed for high-level play and professional matches. This material delivers up increased control and a highly playable feel.
Polyurethane is more rigid than synthetic leather, but softer and more playable than a PVC ball. PVC, meanwhile, is the most durable soccer ball cover material and ideal for long-term training.
Select between butyl and latex bladders for your soccer ball. Latex is often used in high-end games for its optimal bounce and response. Butyl, however, delivers excellent air retention, requiring fewer refills.
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Soccer Ball Sizes
Use the DICK’S Sporting Goods soccer ball size chart to determine which soccer ball you need. Note that the age ranges listed are not standard across all leagues. Check with your local league to ensure appropriate sizing.
There are four different soccer ball sizes, with 1 being the smallest and 5 being the largest. Each have their own dimensions, as seen in the table below, and each are used best for a specific drill, age group or league.
|Size 1, 18-20 inches||All Ages/Skills Ball|
|Size 3, 23-24 inches||8 & Younger|
|Size 4, 25-26 inches||8–12|
|Size 5, 27-28 inches||12 & Older|