The best qualities balls are covered
with a synthetic leather material which
offers superior feel and softness but
are less water resistant and durable.
More Expensive. Polyurethane Cover-
These better balls are covered with a
synthetic material and offer a feel
similar to leather. More water and scuff
resistant PVC Cover- Least
expensive ball molded out of a PVC
material that is plastic like. They are
the most durable ball but usually the
least popular because of the feel.
Latex - gives the ball the most lively
play and good feel but has the least air
retention. Butyl - better air
retention and is the most common
Today, most soccer
balls are machined stitched and hold up
quite nicely. You can still find hand
stitched soccer balls but expect to pay
a lot more.
Types of Soccer Balls
Profession Match Balls-
designed for the top
professional soccer clubs and
are approved at the highest
are high performance ranged
balls developed for use in most
amateur soccer matches.
Guaranteed to conform to
official size and weight by FIFA
or NFHS ( National Federation of
State High School Associations)
Practice or Camp Balls
- are designed to be used by
coaches for all age groups and
general practice applications.
are usually the same size and
weight as outdoor balls but have
an outside cover similar to a
Futsal Soccer Balls
are usually the same size as
other balls but the bladder is
filled with a foam like
substance to give it less bounce
for play on harder surfaces.
Other Soccer Ball
Deflate Match Soccer
Balls slightly after use. Before
inflating any soccer ball, give the
needle valve a shot of silicone to help
keep it moist.