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    One of my sons is turning 6 next week and I want to get him a decent football. We've had a few different balls over the years, some too big, too heavy etc. I want to get one that is the right size, and an ideal weight plus durable.

    I've had a look around, but some size 4's are as heavy as a full size ball, and others are too light like a penny floater.

    Any suggestions please?

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    Get him a size 3 at 6

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    Mitre Malmo size 4
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    Size 3 at six, I would go online and get a Mitre Match ball as this is what most likely he will play with when he joins a team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by upthealbion1970 View Post
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    Mitre Malmo size 4
    This, but would suggest a size 3 if hes quite a diddy 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkfish View Post
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    This, but would suggest a size 3 if hes quite a diddy 6.
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    Mitre Malmo size 4
    Mitre Malmo 'training' size 3

    This type of thing I guess?

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    Size 4 or 5 for me, I'd want my kid getting used to a real football from an early age.
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    Size 4 or 5 for me, I'd want my kid getting used to a real football from an early age.
    Whats the point if he cant control or kick it properly? retarded.

    Get something the right size and weight and practice technique, obviously at the age of 6 its all about fun so hes going to want something he can shoot with, give a 6 year old a size 5 and the balls going to go about two foot.

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    Size 4 or 5 for me, I'd want my kid getting used to a real football from an early age.
    General consensus is, as in most areas, that kids are best off learning with something appropriate to their size.

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    Whats the point if he cant control or kick it properly? retarded.

    Get something the right size and weight and practice technique, obviously at the age of 6 its all about fun so hes going to want something he can shoot with, give a 6 year old a size 5 and the balls going to go about two foot.
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    Mitre Malmo 'training' size 3

    This type of thing I guess?
    I Would say so, but I would recommend a match ball as they are better quailty that is still only a training ball so it wont be the best.

    problem is no proper sports shops anymore to go and get and actual feel.

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    One of my sons is turning 6 next week and I want to get him a decent football. We've had a few different balls over the years, some too big, too heavy etc. I want to get one that is the right size, and an ideal weight plus durable.

    I've had a look around, but some size 4's are as heavy as a full size ball, and others are too light like a penny floater.

    Any suggestions please?
    Hi buddy- size three are the best for your lad at the moment.

    Don't be ripped off by the rubbish JJB balls they don't last very long.

    When I get home I'll check if I have any spare that you can have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold Seagull View Post
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    Mitre Malmo 'training' size 3

    This type of thing I guess?
    That's it, not too heavy or light and reasonably hard wearing. I'd go for a size 4 tbh.
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    Hi buddy- size three are the best for your lad at the moment.

    Don't be ripped off by the rubbish JJB balls they don't last very long.

    When I get home I'll check if I have any spare that you can have.
    He's been doing a bit of footy at school, but he is small for his age and I've not pushed him into any club football training yet - I'll give you a buzz when he's ready.

    I knew the JJB ones aren't up to much, hence the thread. Appreciate the offer about the ball, but I'd like to get him a shiny new one in a box for his Bday. Would be good to know which ones you use, and especially the ones your U7's prefer.

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