Not in the year i had it. And that was playing basketball outside 2-3 times a week. I actually think it gets better
Our NBA Street basketball is a great outdoor basketball. For an 8 year old, they would actually need size 5 (27.5"). Size 6 (28.5") is for children ages 9 thru 12.
I would recommend getting a normal size ball so they are used to it. Ball Size. The size of the ball in women's basketball ranges from 28 1/2 to 29 inches in circumference. The basketball in the men's game is between 29 1/2 and 30 inches.
Age 7 we recommend our youth size basketball (27.5").
Start with the 27.5 inch one especially if it's their first basketball. Perfect for a 9 year old. My younger niece who's 7 still needs to throw it granny style to get the ball high enough to hit the rim.
The ball I purchased was the brown leather version, and it was not rubber, but a very good snythetic that has worked well for outdoor practice and for the indoor court on which the kids play their games.
We recommend between 7-9 PSI for this basketball.
Bought this for my 6 year old daughter as she was starting a basketball program at her school.Perfect fit for smaller hands as it is not as big and or heavy as an official ball.My daughter just LOVES the rainbow colors of the ball.This is well made and except for this size feels and plays like a REAL basketball.Recommended.
Yes. Here is a great article which shows the CORRECT various sizes for each age: https://www.basketballforcoaches.com/basketball-sizes/
My son just turned 7 and has started to use my adult basketball with no issue. The size difference isn't significant. Personally, I would go with an adult ball for an 8 year old based on my experience.
this is a standard size basketball - it fits thru normal basketball hoops. hope this helps!
It feels like a regular basketball. My daughter and her friends have loved playing basketball with this ball.
It sure can Its very durable and meant to last!
Yes, and my 12 year old son said it was the best grip on a ball that he had ever owned. I have actually purchased two of these ball in the past year.
Both! We'll be adding new styles and re-stocking our size 5 and 6 Chomper and Pascal basketballs.
Gave this as a gift to my 8 year old son playing on a team for the first time. He absolutely loved the ball and is a perfect size and weight. We purchased the 28.5 size ball. He loves the super cool and unique design. He definitely doesn’t get his ball confused with the other balls.