CrossFit is All About Trying New Things….How About Bossaball??
Ever wanted to experience the fluid movements of capoeira (Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music), or do you prefer beach volley? Are you a soccer fanatic or do you consider yourself more as a fancy dance floor shaker?
Well, you will certainly feel challenged by bossaball, a sports game that has to be seen and played to be believed.
Bossaball is a ball game between 2 teams, combining elements of volleyball, football, gymnastics and capoeira. It is played on an inflatable court featuring a trampoline on each side of the net.
The change in gravity, combined with the safety provided by the inflatable surface, allows a whole new range of techniques, team tactics and strategies.
One can enjoy a complete new kick of spiking down a ball from unseen heights or make spectacular dives and play the ball in original and creative ways.
The playfield can be installed on diverse locations, both in-and-outdoor. It takes less than 45 minutes to set up the equipment and get ready to play.
Bossaball is a spectacular attraction that draws the crowds wherever it goes.
Bossaball can be played in teams of 3, 4 or 5 players.
The height of the net in between both fields can be adjusted for different levels such as professionals, men, women or children.
The aim of Bossaball is for each team to ground the ball on the opponent’s field.
Each team is entitled to a maximum of 6 ball touches within its own field, while the trampoline jumper gains height to prepare a (spectacular) smash.
Any body part can be used to play the ball. Players can touch the ball once with their hands (volley touch), or double touch it with their feet and/or head (soccer touch).
Once a team grounds the ball on the inflatables, it gains 1 point. Scoring on the trampolines is worth 3 points.
Hitting the bossawall (= the ring around the trampoline) doesn´t count as a score, so the rally continues.
The player on the trampoline is the goalkeeper of the three point zone. When this player saves the ball out of this three point zone and passes to his team mates, the trampoline player becomes the main striker within the same rally.
Looks like fun, doesn’t it? Want to check it out more? Well, if you want to see the action live or participate, you’ll have to plan a vacation overseas to areas such as the Netherlands, Mexico, or Spain. But, for more information about the sport, visit the BossaBall website.