Field-Ready Youth Size Footballs
Get your star player the right-size ball for their game with a youth football from DICK’S Sporting Goods. Find youth size footballs from top brands, including Wilson® and Nike®.
Youth Football Sizing: Youth size footballs (size 8) are best for players ages 12 to 14. If you’re looking for younger players, check out K2 and Pee Wee footballs for ages 6 to 9 and junior footballs for ages 9 to 12. Athletes 14 and older should scale up to official size footballs.
Consider the materials of your youth size football:
- Most youth footballs feature a synthetic leather cover, which provides excellent durability and grip. Both rubber and synthetic leather options are typically less expensive than genuine leather. They’re also more moisture resistant, making them great for a range of weather conditions.
- Youth size footballs made with genuine leather are often considered to be the highest quality and the most durable. The tanning process used in treating the leather makes these balls tacky and incredibly easy to grip when dry. Due to their higher price point, leather youth footballs should be saved for game play and practices with good weather conditions.
- Beyond the cover, look for youth footballs made with a multi-layered lining and butyl bladder, which will help the ball better retain its shape and structure over time.
Depending on their position and skill level, you can help them get a better grip on the ball with youth football gloves.