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what size balls I should buy for kids?

Hi, I am only just starting off and teaching myself so I can teach our children at our school. Can you tell me what size balls I should buy for kids of the age 10 – 12 years old?

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International Handball Federation's rules say :

The Ball
3:1 The ball is made of leather or a synthetic material. It must be
spherical. The surface must not be shiny or slippery (17:3).


3:2 The ball sizes, i.e. the circumference and weight, to be used by
different categories of teams are as follows :
• 58-60cm and 425-475g (IHF Size 3) for Men and for Male Youth
(over age 16) ;
• 54-56cm and 325-375g (IHF Size 2) for Women, Female Youth
(over age 14), and Male Youth (age 12 to 16) ;
• 50-52cm and 290-330g (IHF Size 1) for Female Youth (age 8 to
14) and Male Youth (age 8 to 12).

Comments :
The technical requirements for the balls to be used in all official
international games are described in the IHF Ball Regulations.
The size and weight of balls to be used for Mini-Handball are not
regulated in the normal playing rules.

 

Age

Ball size cm

 

Male

Female

10-9

48-50

48-50

12-11

50-52

50-52

14-13

54-56

50-52

16-15

58-60

54-56

18-17

58-60

54-56

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