Rawlings Philadelphia Eagles NFL Youth Size Football

Last updated date: September 27, 2021

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Rawlings Philadelphia Eagles NFL Youth Size Football

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We looked at the top Youth Size Footballs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Youth Size Football you should buy.

Update as September 27, 2021:
Checkout The Best Youth Size Football for a detailed review of all the top youth size footballs.

Overall Take

This 9-inch gametime football has a sponge rubber shell, raised white lacings and your favorite team’s embossed logo on two sides. Throw this junior-sized ball around in the backyard, at the park, on the beach and at tailgate parties.


In our analysis, the Rawlings Rawlings Philadelphia Eagles NFL Youth Size Football placed 4th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Rawlings NFL Air It Out football is the perfect ball for adult and youth fans looking for a small football to throw around at the tailgate or toss around the backyard. This sponge rubber ball features an embossed team logo on one side and team name and division on the other. This ball measures approximately 9" in length. Official licensed NFL product.

An Overview On Youth Size Footballs

While baseballs and golf balls are always the same size, football sizes start out smaller for younger kids and increase in size as they grow. The size of a football depends on the child’s age and the level at which they are playing.

The recommended weight and length for ages 6 to 9 (pee wee football) is 10 ounces/17.5-24 inches; for ages 9 to 12 (junior) it is 11 ounces/18.5-25 inches; and for ages 12 to 14 (youth), it is 12.5 ounces/19.25-26.25 inches.

If your child plays for an organized football team, that group will set their own standards for the footballs they use in games. So, if football manufacturing companies want their balls to be used in league games, they must adhere to those specifications.

If you are buying an extra ball for your league player to use outside of their games, it may make sense to get the same size that their team uses. Leather footballs are thought to be the highest quality. However, you might not need to invest in a smaller leather football, since it is for practice and kids will outgrow it.

The NFL only uses leather footballs. They are manufactured with a tanning process, which makes them tacky and easier to grip. If your athlete is planning to continue in their sport, getting used to the feel of leather isn’t a bad idea.

Rubber and synthetic leather are both suitable for younger age groups and are usually pebble-textured for better grips. When they are not textured, they can become quite slippery, which makes them harder to throw and catch. These materials are also more moisture-resistant than genuine leather.

You can also find foam footballs, which are very lightweight and inexpensive; these are good for younger football players just learning how to catch and throw. They are also good for just horsing around with friends. After all, if you lose one, you won’t have to worry much.

The Youth Size Football Buying Guide

  • Some footballs are sold in sets and purchased by coaches and leagues.
  • You can find footballs that come with their own pumps and kick-off tees.
  • Passback footballs are a good choice, because they allow athletes to practice on their own. Passback footballs are blunted at one end so that when kids throw it against a wall, it bounces back to them. These are very helpful for both quarterbacks and receivers.
  • Look for footballs that have eight equally-spaced lacings and two 1-inch white stripes. This is the NFL standard.