Choosing the right soccer ball

Before you head to the pitch, discover different football sizes and materials, which make one football different from another so you can choose the one that’s best for you.

Shopping for a football? Not all footballs were made equal.

Read our guide to decide how to pick the best football for you based on size and level of practice!

Football sizes

There are different football sizes, therefore it is very important to pick the right football as playing with an incorrectly sized ball can have long-term negative effects on a player’s technique. 

When younger players use a larger football, they will usually compensate the heavier weight by shooting with wrong posture, thus developing a bad shooting form. 

Additionally, different pitches would require different football types in terms of size and material.

  • Kipsta First Kick S3

    Size 3 football

    - Suitable for kids under age 9
    - Suitable for learning ball sense

  • Kipsta First Kick S4

    Size 4 football

    - Suitable for kids aged 9 to 12
    - Suitable for 5 and 7-a-side pitch

  • Kipsta First Kick S5

    Size 5 football

    - Suitable for 12 years old above players
    - Suitable in 11-a-side pitch

Level of play

Getting a football also depends on your level of practice. 

There are 4 levels in choosing football: beginner, intermediate, advanced, futsal (1⭐ is the lowest and 5 ⭐ is the highest).

Kipsta F550

F100 beginner football

Suitable for players who are discovering and starting to learn football.

Ball Touch: ⭐⭐
Durability: ⭐⭐⭐
Stability: ⭐⭐


F500 hybrid football

Suitable for training sessions and competitions.

Complies with official FIFA standards.

Ball Touch: ⭐⭐⭐
Durability:   ⭐⭐⭐
Stability:     ⭐⭐⭐

Kipsta F550

Intermediate: f550

Suitable for players who have mastered most football skills. 

Complies with official FIFA standards.

Ball Touch: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Durability:   ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Stability:     ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Advanced: f900

Suitable for players who have high-intensity training and competitions.

With FIFA Quality Pro approved.

Made with 12-panels cover with thermobonded construction. Excellent stability and durability.

Ball Touch: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Durability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Stability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Futsal: suitable for indoor football

Suitable for learning futsal.

This ball has low bounce for players to learn good control and passes during their practice.

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