Size 1 Soccer Ball
Size 1 soccer ball is used only for promotional purposes while sizes 3 to 5 are used for matches. They are also called mini-balls and there are companies producing them for promotional tournaments. The size 1 soccer ball is usually made of synthetic material, most of the time PVC. It is made of 32 panels, 12 regular pentagons and 20 regular hexagons, just like the standard match soccer ball only in smaller dimensions. They are 17 inches in circumference and very light.
The size 1 soccer ball is mainly used at trainings or just kicking around. It is very helpful when exercising on keeping ball control. Size 1 balls are normally the ones we buy for our children to play with. It can be used by children between 1 and 3 years old because of its small dimensions and because it is easy to handle. They are also known as skills balls, because they are perfect for practicing turns, feints, dribbling and juggling.
When they are used for promotional purposes they usually have a specific brand name or flag printed on it. Most of the manufacturers providing the normal sizes balls used for usual matches (size 3 to 5) can fabricate the mini-balls as well to be used in the promotional tournaments or specific events. Size 1 soccer ball is not used for any outdoors sports, at least not on a professional level. Their main purpose is the promotional one or they can make perfect gifts for players and coaches.
Because the size 1 soccer ball is made of a synthetic material it is very easy to clean. A proper maintenance of a size 1 soccer ball consists in always removing excessive dirt from the ball after use. For that it might be used a damp cloth to wipe the ball and, if necessary, stains can be removed using mild soap or cleaner. Using detergents is not recommended because they could damage outer covering or stitching. On the other hand, it is not recommended to use excessive water sprays to clean the ball because the water can get into the ball. The right pressure will be indicated on the ball. Usually soccer balls have a pressure between 6 and 8 lbs. It is recommended to reduce pressure in the ball after a match to help protecting the ball steams and stitching by reducing the pressure on them.
Size 1 soccer ball is mainly used for trainings to practice different abilities that a soccer player must have and they are the same balls perfect for young children when practicing to become famous soccer players.