I like my team to play with a ball at 7lbs they are young girls trying to get a good first touch and this helps. Also at some point in the game some one will get the ball in the face. The other day the lines man pressed the ball with his hands and said it was too soft. I said it was 7lbs and brought my air gage out for him to cq he said it should be 9lbs? I asked the other coach and he said the same as me,but we could not play or start with my ball. What do you think ?