Baden Zone Basketball
Baden Zone Basketball - the new range of Zone balls have been introduced in four attractive colours - to diversify the sizes of the basketballs.
The colour range of the basketball makes it easier for a player / coach to identify the size of balls being used.
This new line of Baden basketballs offers the same high standards of a Baden product but at a low price - providing excellent value for money.
- Ideal for schools - each size has it's own distinguishing colour to identify size.
- Suitable for use indoors or outdoors.
- Composite rubber ball.
- Excellent value ball in 4 different sizes.
- Supplied deflated.
- Basketball sizes vary by age, gender, and level of play. The official size of the basketball used by the NBA is 29.5 inches (size 7) in circumference. That's the same size used throughout men's college and high school basketball leagues. The WNBA uses a slightly smaller ball, measuring 28.5 (size 6) inches in circumference.
- For international play, specifically FIBA, the basketball used is what's called a Molten GL7 for men and Molten GL6 for women. These basketballs typically feature two different colours and are slightly bigger, with a 30.7-inch circumference for the men's ball and a 29-inch circumference for the women's.
- Boys in middle school (or ages 12-14), use a 28.5-inch ball (size 6), as do all women and girls ages 12 and up. For anyone, male or female, between the ages of nine and 11, a ball size of 27.5 (size 5) inches in circumference is recommended and is the most commonly sized ball used in youth basketball leagues.
- Boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 8 use a basketball between the sizes of 22 inches and 24.5 inches in circumference, depending on the individual's hand size, which can be determined by a coach or parent by measuring from the bottom of the individual's palm to the tip of his or her middle finger.
- An NBA basketball must be inflated to a pressure of 7.5 to 8.5 PSI. The WNBA uses the same pressure regulations.
- In the NCAA, inflation requirements are given in weight, with the men's ball having a maximum weight of 22 ounces and the women's ball having a maximum weight of 20 ounces. In FIBA play, the official rules state that the ball "be inflated to an air pressure such that, when it is dropped onto the playing floor from a height of approximately 1,800 mm measured from the bottom of the ball, it will rebound to a height of between 1,200 mm and 1,400 mm, measured to the top of the ball."
Basketball Size Buying Guide
Size 3: Mini Basketball and Key Stage 1, 5-7 year olds; circumference 56-57cm.
Size 5: Key Stage 2, 7-11 year olds; circumference 69-71cm/27.5inches.
Size 6: For female players aged 14+ and male players aged 11-14 years; circumference 72-74cm/28.5 inches.
Size 7: For male players aged 14+; circumference 75-76cm/29.5inches.
Customer Reviews for Baden Zone Basketball
5 out of 5 Fantastic
Newitts Verified Purchase (31 May 2020)
Very happy with the basketballs we purchased. Arrived very quickly, thank you.
5 out of 5 Great balls!
Newitts Verified Purchase (7 May 2020)
Purchased for the grandchildren for the current stay at home situation- great fun being had by all!! The different coloured balls for the different age groups help the keep the arguments at bay!
5 out of 5 Great Value
Newitts Verified Purchase (26 Apr 2020)
Good quality - good selection of colours - grippy - and everything you need to keep 3 teenagers happy during lockdown! All at a good price. Recommended