Recommended for ages 8 and under. Lighter ball. Better experience. 25% lighter than standard pee wee footballs. What is Spalding Rookie Gear? Revolutionary products designed for kids ages 8 and under. Each product weighs 25% less than standard, similarly sized balls. A lighter ball creates a better playing experience. Enables kids to shoot, kick and throw more easily and successfully. Kids can now learn and practice the proper fundamentals of the game.