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I agree use a girls ball. Get used to the feel of it in your hands. If strength is the issue, weighted ball to work with in passing and dribbling.

 

The only advantage I see with the boys ball is having to become more deadeye with your shooting (there are balls out there that are bigger in nature but remain the same weight as a girls ball).

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For the record, the officially approved size and weight of a girl's ball is 28.5" to 29" in circumference, and between 18 and 20 ounces in weight.

 

The officially approved size and weight of a boy's ball is 29.5" to 30" in circumference, and between 20 and 22 ounces in weight.

 

The inside diameter of the basketball rim is the same for both at 18".

 

As you can see, it is entirely possible for an official girl's ball at 20 ounces and 29" in circumference to be virtually identical to an official boy's ball at 20 ounces and 29.5".

 

It is also possible to have an official girl's ball at 18 ounces and 28.5" in circumference that's a quarter pound lighter and a half inch smaller in diameter than the largest official boy's ball.

 

The bottom line IMO is if you plan on being a shooter, you need to develop the finely tuned touch you'll need with the actual size and weight ball you'll be playing with.

 

There are better ways to develop strength, and maintain touch than using a boy's ball. :thumb:

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Or that works to...Ok FASTBREAK...The offocial KHSAA basketball that Kentuvky High School Girls Programs use is 28.5..Correct? So I take it the weight is around 18 ounces..Os I guess what you are trying to say is stick with the girls ball...Oh by the way..Does any one know where i can get a weighted ball at?

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Honestly, one of the best techniques to use on your shot, is to get a rubber outdoor basketball and shoot with it. It will help develope touch. Those balls bounce all over the place. Once you become consistent with it, an official ball will be easy to shoot. This is what Baumgartner teaches at his shooting camp.

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