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ITZA® is The Original Backyard Football, and for over 45 years has been the official sponsor of the greatest backyard games ever played! 

ITZA® owns a rich heritage in America's most popular sport, a nostalgic place with our fans, and a passionate following across generations.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every ITZA® football is donated to schools or charities that commit to encouraging play and keeping kids moving.

Our Story

Originally introduced in 1975 by a humble Ohio rubber company, the ITZA® soft football launched with a unique design and construction that set a new benchmark for fun and performance.  It quickly earned a reputation as the best backyard football on the market, establishing a cult-like following among kids and families nationwide.  It didn’t take long for the ITZA® to dominate and cross over into popular culture, finding its way to playgrounds, beaches, tailgates, pools and parks.  Today, it remains one of the most highly coveted toys from a past generation that is now being discovered and enjoyed by the next generation!

real reviews from real ITZA® customers

This is the real deal. I'm so happy my two sons (ages 6 and 8) finally have a football they can throw and catch easily, just like I did when I was their age.


I was so happy to have found this ITZA ball for my godson. I had one of these when I was younger and think it is the best child's football due to its soft rubber feel and the fact that it is meant to be inflated with air (as opposed to a NERF). In summary a PERFECT 10+++++.


Just like the one I had when I was a kid. "Love that Itza, sweet, sweet Itza, LOVE THAT ITZA BALL!"