For youngsters aged 5 years old and below, using the right size and weight of ball is one of the best ways to develop the key skills and techniques for the beautiful game. Young children using footballs designed for adults often find them too heavy and difficult to control and the full-size balls can seem quite intimidating when you’re so small. Mitre’s midi footballs are a great way to introduce youngsters to the game with equipment that is specifically designed to aid the development of their skills and help encourage them to work on their technique with a ball that is perfect for their age and size.
Mitre’s size 2 balls are developed to be ideal junior footballs for those aged 5 years and below. Their specially designed weighted bladder provides optimal speed when used indoors and also makes them the perfect choice for futsal as well as football. Ideally, kids’ footballs should to be sized and weighted in proportion to the player’s height so that they can master core skills and work on their technique with a ball that is light (but not too light) and easy-to-control. The progress they make at this age can then be transferred to the next size up in children’s footballs as they grow and develop their skills further.
Mitre’s size 2 balls do make ideal age 5 and below footballs, but are also used by players of all ages to further develop their close control skills, learn tricks and can be used indoors on most surfaces, so are a great choice for training sessions for football or futsal. Perfect for helping players to bring on their dribbling skills and working on their touch, size 2 footballs are a great way to introduce and develop excellent technique in players from a young age.
Check out our handy football size guide to make sure you’re choosing the right ball for your needs.