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Choosing A Football According To Your Needs

If you child likes to play football then choosing a football for them, is relatively easy but should not be treated with contempt. After all, you want to make sure you buy a football that will play well, will last several years and can produce a good, fun game on a regular basis.

Depending on your child’s age, different types of footballs should be bought and used. Just as there are different types of balls you can buy to use for a game of baseball like a regulation major league baseball, a soft covered baseball or a wiffle ball, footballs too come in different styles, shapes and sizes depending upon the skill level of the football competition, the age and size of the player. Essentially choosing a football should be done on the basis of how the football is to be used and who will be using it.

If you are buying a football for a small child or a young child who is new to the new game of football then you should opt for a soft covered, foam football as opposed to the hard style, regulation football. The most popular brand of this kind of ball is the Nerf football. The Nerf ball is soft and is ideal for young children because if it accidentally hits someone it just bounces rather than causing any injury. A Nerf ball is usually very cheap and you can usually pick one up from your local sports store for under ten dollars.

For young people and teenagers who just want to have a bit of fun, you can always opt for a mini football. Mini footballs are smaller versions of the regular sized footballs but are made of the same materials as the regulation footballs. Mini footballs are easy to grip and throw which makes them ideal for kids and also ideal for family picnics.

However when it comes to choosing a football that is regulation and standard then there are a number of different sizes and styles available for you to choose from. You can choose from a college football, an official National Football League football or a replica Superbowl finals football. The main difference between footballs is the shape with some being more rounded for catching and others being more pointed for throwing. The choice is really up to you, but you best bet is to see what is available and make your choice from those options.

Submitted by:

Keith Kingston

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