Official American Football Size Guide
Official Pro Footballs (Size 9+, Ages 14 & up)
Big Game’s competitive pro footballs are in line with the dimensions set by all North American pro leagues – approximately 11 to 11.25 inches in length, with a circumference of roughly 28 inches on the long side of the ball and 21 inches on the short side, and a slightly wider nose than collegiate or high school footballs. The main distinction between official college footballs and those used in the NFL and other pro leagues is two 1-inch stripes located 3 to 3.25 inches from either end of the ball. Our pro regulation footballs are made with the same materials and dimensions as the balls used by pro teams all across the continent.
Official College Footballs (Size 9, Ages 14 & up)
Big Game’s competitive footballs are the exact dimensions set down by the NCAA – approximately 10.5 to 11.5 inches in length, with a circumference of roughly 28 inches on the long side of the ball and 21 inches on the short side. The main distinction between official college footballs and those used in the NFL is two 1-inch stripes located 3 to 3.25 inches from either end of the ball. Each of our NCAA regulation footballs are made with the same materials and dimensions as the balls used by collegiate athletic programs all across the country. And now, you, too, can own an official college football!
High School Footballs (Size 9, Ages 14 & up)
High school footballs generally fall under the same sizes and regulations as college footballs. By giving your high school players an authentic leather football straight from America’s No. 1 manufacturer of NCAA-regulation balls, you can help them advance their athletic career and improve their skill in this great American pastime. There are few things we love more than Friday nights in the fall, and we’re proud to be the official football manufacturer for thousands of programs across the nation.
Youth Footballs (Size 8, Ages 12-14)
In addition to manufacturing footballs for college and high school teams from coast to coast, Big Game also makes youth footballs for young athletes and teens with a suggested age range of 12 to 14 years old. Youth footballs have an average weight of 12.5 ounces, with a roughly 26.25 inch long circumference and a roughly 19.25 inch short circumference.These footballs are slightly smaller than the high school/college size, which allows younger players to get a better grip when holding the ball. As a result, our youth footballs are used by youth programs nationwide.
Junior Footballs (Size 7, Ages 9-12)
Although 9-12 year olds may not be ready for the big leagues yet, an appropriately sized pigskin can help instill a love of the game from an early age. Lend your junior player the confidence they need by giving them a Big Game junior football, especially designed for kids to sling around without having to find the laces. Junior footballs have an average weight of 11 ounces, with a roughly 25 inch long circumference and a roughly 18.5 inch short circumference. With one of these junior size footballs, they’ll be throwing perfect spirals in no time.
Pee Wee Footballs (Size 6, Age 9 & below)
Is your little tike a football MVP in the making? Even though the players may be small, their enthusiasm for the game is often enormous. Here at Big Game, we are proud to manufacture tough, durable pee wee footballs that can withstand whatever a child throws at it (or throws it into). Pee Wee footballs have an average weight of 10 ounces, with a roughly 24 inch long circumference and a roughly 17.5 inch short circumference. Nourish your little one’s love of football by getting them the gift of a pee wee football today!
America’s No. 1 Online Football Store!
From our football factory in Texas, the Big Game USA team churns out hundreds of footballs every day, from the competitive footballs seen on the field on game day, to autograph footballs for your personal enjoyment. Get all of your gridiron gear by shopping in our college football store today!