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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.

ITZA® is committed to giving back. A portion of the proceeds from every sale is donated to schools that encourage positive youth development through active play.

Our Story

Originally introduced in 1975 by a humble Ohio rubber company, the ITZA® soft football 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

It’s days like this that I’m grateful for my Itza football. Perfect for backyard games on Thanksgiving!

P. Cumming

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!"


I taught elementary school physical education from 1968-1981. Itza balls were used ALL the time. I loved them, the kids loved them. We're planning to have a reunion for that school sometime soon. The Itza balls will go along with me.


This is the greatest ball EVER! You almost can't NOT catch it!!! I'm so glad it's back....my son is gonna LOVE it!


I have been praising this football forever. Born in 67 - they were the best. Please release them in the toy stores. Thank you for the wonderful memories of my chilhood!

K. Thomas

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