Youth basketballs, also referred to as junior, size 5, or rookie basketballs, measure 27.5" in circumference, weigh 17 ounces, and are typically used by girls and boys ages 9 to 11. The 27.5" basketball is the most common ball size used in youth basketball leagues. The smaller, lighter design of junior/rookie basketballs makes them a great tool for developing proper playing techniques in children. Click here for tips on how to choose the right size basketball.SAVE 10% + FREE SHIPPING when ordering 6 or more NFHS/NCAA balls!
Champion Pro Rubber Basketball
Mikasa BX1006 Varsity Series Rubber Basketball, ROOKIE, 25.5"
Wilson NCAA MVP Junior 27.5" Rubber Basketball
Mikasa BX1010 Varsity Series Rubber Basketball, WOMEN'S & YOUTH, 28.5"
Wilson NCAA MVP Women's & Youth, 28.5'' Rubber Basketball
Spalding TF-150 28.5 Women's/Youth Rubber Basketball
Mikasa BX1008 Varsity Series Rubber Basketball, JUNIOR, 27.5"
Spalding TF-150 27.5" Junior Rubber Basketball
Baden Skilcoach Shooter's Training Basketball, JUNIOR, 27.5"
Baden Skilcoach Shooter's Training Basketball, WOMEN'S & YOUTH, 28.5"
Spalding TF-250 27.5" Junior Basketball
Spalding TF-250 28.5" Women's/Youth Basketball
Spalding Rookie 27.5" Junior Basketball, Multi-Color
Spalding Rookie 27.5" Junior Basketball, Brown
Baden B251 Contender Composite Basketball, JUNIOR, 27.5"
Baden B301 Contender Composite Basketball, MEN'S, 29.5"
Baden B285W Contender Composite Basketball, WOMEN'S & YOUTH, 28.5"
Baden BHT6R Skilcoach Heavy Trainer Rubber Basketball, WOMEN'S & YOUTH, 28.5"
Spalding TF-500 28.5" Women's/Youth Basketball
Spalding TF-500 27.5" Junior Basketball
Wilson NCAA Replica Women's & Youth, 28.5'' Basketball
Special Price $38.95
Spalding 3lb TF-Trainer 28.5" Women's/Youth Weighted Basketball
Wilson Jet Women's & Youth, 28.5'' Competition NFHS Basketball
Spalding TF-1000 Classic ZK 28.5 Women's/Youth Basketball
Baden BX446 Element Basketball, WOMEN'S & YOUTH, 28.5"
Special Price $64.95
Wilson Evolution Women's & Youth, 28.5'' Basketball, WTB0586
Wilson Intermediate 28.5 Evolution Basketball, Navy, Royal, Green, Scarlet
Special Price $69.95
Wilson Solution Women's & Youth, 28.5'' NCAA Basketball, WTB0701
Our selection includes junior basketballs built with durable synthetic leather covers that are equipped with recessed rubber channels that provide an excellent grip at an affordable price. You’ll also find synthetic leather designs that feature wide channels that offer outstanding grip and playability in any setting. These all-surface synthetic composite basketballs are a good choice whether you are playing indoors on hardwood or outdoors on pavement.
Hit the court with our supply of youth basketballs made with a high-quality rubber construction that provides a good grip and excellent durability. Our selection of rubber covered basketballs are fortified with windings that are made of either polyester or nylon to ensure long wear and a consistent bounce. Each junior rubber basketball is constructed with a natural rubber bladder interior for excellent air-retention. These economical rubber rookie basketballs are suitable for use on both indoor and outdoor courts.
We offer multi-colored rookie basketballs with high performance composite covers colored in bright hues that younger players gravitate towards. These versatile basketballs are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
You’ll find youth training basketballs that feature hand outlines on the ball to show young players the proper hand placement on the ball for an accurate shot. These colorful junior training basketballs are a fun and easy way to teach proper shooting techniques for players who are just beginning their hoops careers.
Whether you are looking for a youth basketball to use on the court in your driveway or at the gym for your team, we’ve got you covered. Grab a junior basketball today and begin your journey to basketball stardom.