Bossaball is a team sport that combines technical movements and rules from volleyball, football, gymnastics and capoeira (Brazilian dance mixed with fighting movements). The court is made up of big blow-up ‘mattresses’ with a central part that is 18m long and 14m wide and divided in the middle by a net that is similar to a volleyball net, the height of which can be changed. On either side of the net is a trampoline that is 3.5m in diameter. A so-called bossaball court can be set up anywhere where there is enough space, for example, on a tennis court, a beach, a field or even inside a sports centre.
Origins Bossaball has a strong Brazilian inspiration and originates from Belgian Filip Eyckmans’s idea dating back to 2004, but the development and popularity of this sport is down to the Dutchman Wilco Nijland, an ex-professional volleyball player. Numerous bossaball tournaments already occur in countries such as Holland, Chile, Romania, Kuwait, Turkey, Equador, France, Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic. The word bossa is often translated into Portuguese as ‘style’, ‘glamour’ or ‘attitude’ and it is most commonly known when used in the term bossanova, which is a genre of Brazilian music. As a matter of fact, music plays an important role in bossaball: the idea is to include movement, music and dance all in one sport. The person who oversees the match is called a ‘samba referee’ and, as well as making referee calls, he/she also takes on an entertainer-like role, thus the whistle is used to stop the game but also to maintain the samba rhythm.
The game Bossaball teams are made up of 3, 4 or 5 players depending on the type of tournament. Each team can touch the ball 8 times before a player can throw the ball into the other team’s court from the elastic trampoline, doing so as decisively as possible. Each player at a time can make one throw with their hands, or two throws with two separate parts of the body, such as the hands and then the feet. The aim of the game in bossaball is to get the ball to fall into the other team’s court: if the ball falls on to the other team’s court, one point is scored, whereas if the ball falls on the other team’s trampoline, 3 points are awarded. The first team to get 25 points wins the match. The player who stays inside the trampoline circle is called the ‘goalkeeper’ and his/her role is to defend this zone so the other team does not score 3 points, but he/she then becomes the attacking player when his/her team is in possession of the ball and can perform acrobatic moves in the air thanks to the elasticity of the trampoline. Bossaball is normally played on beaches or fields because the blow-up court takes up a lot of space, however it can also be played indoors.
Athletic training The safety of the blow-up court allows players to carry out a large range of techniques, tactics, team strategies and acrobatic movements in order to hit the ball, such as flips and turns in the air. From a physical point of view, each player is constantly moving and this means they all have to have good fatigue resistance skills and cardiovascular abilities. In terms of the muscle workout, especially for the lower limbs, this is almost always full on, therefore athletic training to improve elastic and explosive strength and plyometrics is recommended. The control and posture adjustment work-out to prepare to hit the ball or perform a defensive move after each bounce is constant and these abilities should also be specifically worked on. Joint mobility, dexterity and coordination are also very important skills: each move is the combination of various movements that are organised and realised in a precise order which allows the player to perform as best as possible. All the technical aspects related to individual skills should not be neglected though: good bouncing and bumping skills are required, as well as good foot and head control, a sense of rhythm and timing and good technical skills for using the trampoline and performing acrobatic movements.
Here are some facts. Sports are part of human history. Sports evolve constantly. Old sports end and new sports rise. Sports Business is a billion dollar business. Sports are good to health. Sports can be amateur, professional or plain weird and ridiculous.
Breaking into the world of sports with new sports takes a lot of energy. Some sports try to become popular when they only become strange.
Bossaball is the name of a strange new sport. It mixes up volley, with football, inflatable's, trampolines and capoeira. The rules are similar to the volley-ball rules. The court is like nothing seen before. Some say it is fantastic to bounce up and down. They consider Bossaball a serious sport. Who does? Specially, those who manufacture the court. Try hooking that up in your back yard. Do not worry about inflating the court. It should come with an air pump.
Bossaball is spectacular new and unusual sport that is a hybrid of volley ball, beach soccer, gymnastics and capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines parts of martial arts, games, music, and dance), played on a specially designed inflatable court with a circular trampoline on each side of a net. It is a ball game between two teams, each consisting of 3 to 5 players. The sport was invented in Belgium.
These seem to be the rules:
-serve any way you want
- just make it impressive
-up to 8 touches per possession
-a double touch is allowed with any body part, but only once with your hands -teams are awarded 3 points for scoring on the trampolines, only one point for scoring on the court. If the ball lands on the ring around the trampoline, the play continues.
-A match is played over three sets. The winner of each set is the first team to score 25 points (and be two points ahead).
See this video of Bossaball which shows the exceptional skills and physical demands required for this sport, and explains some of the rules.
Extreme ironing was invented in 1997 by Phil Shaw. The sport basically involves doing the most boring chore in the world – ironing – in a remote or dangerous location. Those who participate in extreme ironing are called ironists and spend their free time lugging their ironing boards and irons around the world, whilst their loving partner carries a camera (and hopefully a first aid kit) in an attempt to capture their daredevil ironing stunt. Some of the best ironists have been snapped pressing their clothes up a mountain, in a waterfall, on top of a cow and strapped to the back of a New York City yellow cab.
If you’ve ever seen or held a ferret you will understand why this is one of the world’s weirdest sports. If you have not, let us remind you that ferrets are strong and vicious when scared. They also have sharp teeth, razor-like claws and they stink. With these facts in mind, now imagine thrusting a pair of hungry ferrets down your trousers, which have been tied at the bottom, and now, with the ferrets crawling around your crotch, your belt has been tightened. This is ferret legging.
The aim of the game is to keep the ferrets in your trousers for the longest time possible. Currently, the ferret legging record is held by Frank Bartlett and Christine Farnsworth who managed to withstand the biting and scratching of the ferrets for an incredible five hours and thirty minutes.
Juggling in itself is quite a strange sport, yet combine juggling with jogging and you have yourself one of the world’s weirdest sports ever; joggling. There are three types of joggling. Speed jogglers aim to cover a distance whilst running and juggling in the fastest time. Error-free jogglers aim to run and juggle for the longest time without making a mistake. Finally, there are the trick jogglers who aim to do as many juggling tricks as possible whilst running a mile (1.6km).
Although you might think that joggling is not a serious sport, some joggling fanatics have run in marathons and some have even run in ultra marathons. Apparently, the world record for joggling at an ultra marathon distance is eight hours and 23 minutes, whilst the world record for joggling at a marathon distance is two hours, 50 minutes and nine seconds.
Australia is a nation known for its sport. Yet, what about all of the uncoordinated sport haters in Australia? What do they get up to? Well, it seems like the sport for all those ungainly, clumsy Australians is sheep counting.
Although skill is needed to be a decent sheep counter, physical prowess is not. Basically, what happens is approximately 400 sheep are released from a pen and 10 contestants have to try to accurately count them. This sheep counting championship has developed out of a profession, which many Australians do for a living in the sheep auction yards, and so you can imagine that it gets quite competitive.
Surely bouncing around on a trampoline can’t be improved? Well, think again. Bossa ball is an incredible, fast-paced sport that was invented in Belgium. The sport combines volleyball, football, gymnastics and capoeira and is played on a trampoline, using a ball. The court is bright, big and inflatable so that bossa ball players are safe when jumping to the fantastic heights they need to. Bossa Ball teams are made up of three to five people and the aim of the game is to ground the ball on the opponent’s side of the net. To do this, the bossa ball players can use any parts of their body to return the ball and they all go to extreme, gravity-defying lengths to do so.
Although a bizarre sport, bossa ball is by no means obscure. There are clubs and events worldwide and big name brands have become involved in the sport, including Pepsi, Haribo and adidas. Although the novelty and high-energy aspects of the sport appeal to lots of people, the party atmosphere associated with bossa ball is one of its greatest attractions.
Here is a you tube video for you to check out what Bossaball is and some of the cool rules.
About the Game:
In bossaball the teams can have between 3 and 5 players.The height of the net can be adjusted on who is playing at the time. Bossaball is very close to volleyball in the rules and how the game is played.If the ball bounces on your side its 3 points for the other team and also the other team would get 3 points if it lands on the trampoline.The team that is winning always get to serve the next point.you and your team are aloud to touch the ball 6 times before sending it over the net.you can touch the ball with your hands ,or twice with any other body parts.The sport is mixed between soccer, gymnastics and volley ball The small number of simple rules allows for a lot of creativity in game play, which is the whole point.You’re allowed to serve with your hands, but flipping backwards and scissor kicking the ball to your opponents is not only cooler, but it’s encouraged to do so.
I like finding strange sports, and I’d never heard of this one before – Bossaball, but I hope it catches on. Bossaballmixes capoeira, volleyball, football, trampolining and gym class in to one big bounce fest. It looks like it would be proper fun, but I remember the last time I went on a bouncy castle with my nephews. I lasted around 20 seconds before I was face down on the mat wheezing like an air vent and dribbling like an exhausted mule. There may have even been a little puke, I can’t say.
Also it looks like you need to have quite a bit of skill to compete in this sport, and last time I checked, I had no skill at all. Sad but true, but I deal with it.
I genuinely can’t be arsed to find out all the rules and then type it all out, I know you don’t give a shit anyway. Basically it’s volleyball but on a bouncy castle with a trampoline involved too. And you jump about and shit. Here’s the video, it will learn you the basics:
Anyway, so Bossaball was invented by a Spanish chap by the name of Filip Eyckmans in 2004 and since then it’s spread to around ten other countries including Saudi Arabia, Germany and Singapore. Not England just yet though. Our beer guts would explode. This video contains one of the coolest rallies
I’ve seen in any sport ever x 1000. Pay particular attention to the sweet shot at 0:18. Boom.
We have a special guest post from our Dutch friend Freek de Jong for you this week. Freek works for Music and Sports BV; a sports agency that develops and promotes new sports around the world.
One of the sports they focus a large percentage of their promotion on is called ‘Bossaball‘, a mix between volleyball, football, gymnastics and capoeria! The sport takes place on an inflatable volleyball style court that features a trampoline at both ends (I promise you, I’m really not making this up, check the video below). It is the ultimate beach sport, takes place between two teams and is predominantly played in Europe and South America, but it can also be played indoors.
Freek travels all over the world with Music and Sports BV to open up newcomer’s eyes, both young and old, to this adrenaline fuelled sport. He also competes at an international level for Holland. Recently he travelled to Venezuela with his Lumia 800 in tow to document his trip for us. Time for me to hand you over to Freek!
Freek de Jong – Lumia 800 Bossaball experience
In addition to reach-ability and maintaining on-going connections, an ‘enhanced multimedia’ phone has been indispensable in my work as a developer of Bossaball. I have to stay in touch with people all over the world, even if I am on my way to Venezuela. This northern Latin American country became one of our new partners as they launched Bossaball at the beginning of September.
I arrived at Vargas State, a coastal region where the launch of the sport is taking place, the scenery there was so breathtaking (as you can see from the photo above). But enough of taking in the scenery, we had to get to work! Upon arrival we were immediately called to head straight up to the Bossaball stage. The opening was attended by Venezuela’s Vice-Minister of Sport and we were all concerned with the smooth running of proceedings.
I had just had enough time to make a quick Skype call with my brother-in-law, who was about to become a father for the first time! After the congratulations, I contacted some Brazilian Bossaball players who were also on their way to Vargas. Thanks to Venezuela, the number of countries involved from the vast region of Latin America has increased to seven. Bossaball has continued to become more and more well-known, thanks to countries like Venezuela realising that the game could work particularly well there. The region has good weather, a relaxed vibe and they love the game, so the rest is just pretty much a coast downhill.
To celebrate this, we decided to organise an official ‘continental’ match between players of Latin America and Europe. A mixture of players from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and host country Venezuela took on Dutchmen, Belgians and Slovenians representing Europe. It was so great to see so many nationalities coming together and the Europeans eventually lifted their continent to victory.
One of the players, who is one of the most avid fans of Bossa Nova, took my Lumia 800 and put some music on, celebrating the European success with a characteristic ‘Latin’ rhythm. If it wasn’t for my phone, he still probably would have danced the night away in Venezuela anyway! Music is an integral part of this sport and it helps to get everyone’s skills flowing. Due to the battery boost with a recent software update he could play lots of tracks, even though I had been using the phone all day.
A successful day had come to an end. In other parts of the world, night was now morning and I needed to consult widely with my colleagues back home about the next event on my phone. Working as a developer of Bossaball is just like the game itself: the show must go on!
The take-up of the sport is spreading very fast, so if you’ve not seen or heard of it before you can head here to find out more about whether Bossaball is available in your country.
Bossaball is played on an inflatable court, each side containing a round trampoline. The trampolines allow players to bounce up very high, so they can spike the ball just like in volleyball, only higher because of the trampoline boost. The court is entirely surrounded by heavy padding for safety, and the trampoline sections are surrounded by a tall red inflated barrier known as the bossawall.
Each bossaball team consists of between 3 and 5 players. With one player - the attacker - in position on the trampoline, the other players are grouped around him on the inflatable pads. A server from the opposing team throws or kicks the ball and then attempts to hit it so it will pass over the net and land in the opposing team's court. The opposing team must then return the ball back to the other side of the net, making no more than 8 body contacts with the ball. Those contacts can be made with any part of the body, but with a maximum of 2 successive hits with the feet or head, and only one contact made with the hands.
The ball continues to be tossed around while the attacker is jumping repeatedly on the trampoline to attain height. Then one of the other players aims the ball toward a spot overhead where the attacker can spike or kick the ball over the net. The defensive team tries to keep the attacker from being able to hit the ball into their court by jumping up and reaching above the top of the net to block the ball. Play is very similar to volleyball, except that the trampolines allow for much higher jumps, and the inflatable surfaces are more pliable than the hard ground.
When the ball makes contact with the floor inside the boundaries of the court, the team on the opposing side of the net scores 3 points if the ball hits the trampoline, and 1 point if the ball hits the inflatable cushions. If the ball touches the boss wall without touching the floor, the rally continues. The first team that scores 25 points wins the set, and three sets constitute a match.
One of the distinguishing elements of bossaball that makes it a sport unlike any other is that music is a very important part of the gameplay. Samba and bossa nova music are different styles of music native to Brazil, and both types of music are played live while the game goes on. Bossaball game officials are referred to as "samba referees." The referees use up almost as much energy as the bossaball players, because they not only police the gameplay, they also provide the music for each game using a combination of microphones, turntables, and drums. Read more on History of Samba Music.
Bossaball has fast become wildly popular in South America and throughout Europe. Because the portable court can be put together and inflated in about 45 minutes, the sport can be played on the beach, at schools, and at musical festivals. The height of the net is adjustable, making it easy for either adults or children to play. So if you're in the mood for a rousing, energetic, spirited game that will keep you bouncing to the rhythm of samba music, you need to try bossaball! By Buzzle Staff Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/a-trampoline-an-inflatable-court-and-samba-its-bossaball.html
My coworker is such a huge fan on Sports. He was telling me about a fun, exciting sports called "Bossaball?" I told him I've never heard of it. So of course I had to go home and do my homework! I read a few things online on this mysterious sport. I must say it looks a lot of fun yeah! Comparing it to the original Sports we have it's nothing compare to this. Lol!
The Sport Bossaball is a mixture of these following: Soccer, Volleyball, Football, Capoeira, Beach volley. The pitch will start from a trampoline and inflatables. Wtheck? Lol Bossaball is taken place anywhere like the indoor, outdoor, the beach, events, festivals, Community Fair and the list goes on. Again, this Bossaball Sport looks a lot of fun yeah! Too bad I don't play sports! A very popular sport in Spain!!!
Questionnaire: 1. Can you picture yourself playing Bossaball? 2. What's your favorite Sports?
When we were kids inventing our own games was probably more fun than organized sports. You would combine different parts of your favourite sports into one giant intermingled game with some odd name that you created. No one besides the inventors would know (or understand) how to play. These games would be extremely fun, but never seemed to last. However, there is one such sport that has been developed, and is gaining momentum on the international stage: the game is called Bossaball and is a combination of volleyball, soccer, and gymnastics. The best part is the game is played on an inflatable court with a trampoline in the middle! Imagine jumping over 10 feet in the air while you do a front flip, spike the ball and land comfortably back on a trampoline – have you pictured it? Well, that is Bossaball – a party-style game that will bring out the inner child in everyone.
Bossaball is a fairly new sport; it only came into existence in the last 7 years. The chemist behind this crazy mixture of a sport is a Belgian named Filip Eyckmans who came up with the concept for the game in 2003. How the Belgian dreamt up this wild sport is unknown, but in 2005 the game was released in Belgium and has begun to grow internationally. The sport is now launched in over 20 countries around the world, and the most notable Bossaball countries are Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Brazil.
Bossaball Sports S.L. (Spain) and Music and Sports BV (the Netherlands) make up the two international headquarters that organize and develop many different activities for the sport worldwide.
The sport at its most basic is essentially volleyball on a trampoline. The aim of the game is exactly the same as volleyball; ground the ball on the opponent’s side of the court. Each team consists of 3-5 players, and each side is encouraged to have a mixed team of men and women. The game is played on a giant inflatable court with a trampoline placed in the middle of the court on either side of the net. One player from each team is positioned on the trampoline (the attacker), the other players are positioned around the attacker on the inflatable court.
Gameplay and Rules
The game is started by a player serving the ball over the net using football (soccer for all the North Americans), volleyball, or gymnastics techniques (e.g. a hand serve, a kick, a head-butt, or any way of serving that comes to your mind. You are allowed to serve with your hands, but front / back flips, round-house kicks, or scissors kicks are strongly encouraged!) Players must take into consideration their own safety before trying any serve, move, or jump. When the opposing team receives the ball they are allowed a maximum of 8 touches before they must return the ball to the other team. The first two touches from the opposing team must be volleyball style (a.k.a hands) and any successive touches after the second touch must be a so called soccer touch (any body part except their hands). You can only touch the ball once with your hands, but double touches are allowed with your feet, head, or any other body part you can utilize. The game rallies back and forth until one team grounds the ball on the opposing team’s side. If the ball hits the side of the nets or the rings around the trampoline (the bossawall) the game continues and the teams carry on trying to score. The winner of the game is the team that is first score 25 points (with a 2-point difference). Teams earn 1-point when scoring from the inflatable areas of the court, and teams earn 3-points when scoring from the trampoline section. The attacker on the trampoline is usually the primary scorer for the team because they can reach great heights and set up a spectacular 3-point smash. Music is a major component of the game and so each game is usually accompanied with samba, Latin American music, or a DJ. One of Bossaball’s main goals is to bring music and sport together into one great game.
Bossaball is most prominent in Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, and Brazil. The most famous teams are the Spanish and Brazilian teams. There are no official leagues yet, but Bossaball International organizes many tournaments and activities worldwide – you can check out a list of the upcoming events here. If you are travelling and looking try your hand (or feet, or head for that matter) at a game of Bossaball then the Netherlands is your best choice. Holland is hosting quite a few Bossaball tournaments all across the country over the course of this summer.
So if you’re looking to try something new that’s not too competitive, will have you jumping around to great music and want to have a fantastic time – Bossaball might be the sport for you.
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A new alternative lifestyle sport that combines elements of volleyball, soccer and acrobatics into one, Bossaball is played on a giant bouncy inflatable court fitted with trampolines—much like a giant bouncy castle.
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Bossaball is a relatively new sport and was derived from Spain in 2004. Since then the sport has gone on to have international acclaim with countries such as Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Kuwait, Ecuador and Saudi Arabia all have very successful Bossaball teams. Whilst international competitions are limited, teams from respected countries travel the world to try and raise awareness of the sport.
Object Of The Game
The game is a slight variation of volleyball and requires you to hit a ball over a net in order to win points. You can use any part of your body (head, feet, hands) to get the ball over the net and into your opponents section. The games take place on a massive inflatable with a trampoline found on each side for added bounce. The team with the most points at the end of the game is deemed the winner.
Players & Equipment
The number of players in a team often ranges from 3 to 5. The teams can be mixed of males and females with no restriction on gender per team. One player will be designated on the trampoline section of the arena at all times with players rotating after every point. All that is needed is a Bossaball court and of course, a Bossaball (very similar to a volleyball, in fact a volleyball will be suffice).
The court can be of any size but are usually around 50 yards in length and 30 yards in width. In the middle of each court must run a net around 3 metres high. On either side of the court must be a trampoline section, an inflatable scoring section and an inflatable out of bounds section.
Points are scored by successfully hitting the ball over the net into your opponents section and for them being unable to return the ball. 3 points are awarded for hitting the trampoline section of the court and 1 point awarded for anywhere else inbounds on the court. If the ball touches the Bossa (the ring around the trampoline) then the game continues as normal.
Winning The Game
In order to win a game of Bossaball your team will need to reach 25 points first. If the games get to 24-24 then a team must win by two clear points to win that set. Games are generally played out over the best of 3 or best of 5 sets.
Rules of Bossaball
Teams consist of 3-5 players and a mix of male and female players are permitted.
Serves can be made using any part of the body as long as they are ‘creative’.
You can hit the ball once using your hands and twice using your feet or head when the ball is on your side of the court before a team mate must then hit the ball.
A team can hit the ball up to 5 times before they must try and get the ball into their opponents half.
Games have no time limit and can only be won by reaching 25 points and by two clear games. Best of 3 or 5 sets are usually in operation.
After each point teams rotate their positions clockwise so that a different person is on the trampoline section each time.
I personaly don't know many things about Sports, just because I left my "career" so years ago. But, I was looking for new Sports and because here in Portugal is almost summer, I think nothing is more cool than go out and play some games with friends, isn't it?
For who doesn't know, Bossaball is a very cool game. This game mix football, gymnastics, volleyball and poultry (A little bit weird, isn't it?). And this game is played with a ball and with two teams which will play against each other. The "field" for them to play is a simple inflatable mattress and also two "beds" which are separate with a network (live in Volleyball).
Rules About The Game: The rules are pretty simple. The objective of the game is put the ball in the field of the opponent (simple, isn't it?). Each team can only touch 8 times in the ball to pass the ball for the opponent. The strategy of the game depends of the team but normally the strategy is to pass the ball for the player who is in the inflatable mattress to try to make points. There are no many rules for the ball, the ball can touch in every part of the body of the player but only one time in the hand, two times consecutive in feet and head.
Points: It's really simple to make points, it's almost like Volleyball. You only have to make the other team let the ball fall down. If the ball fall, the team who pass the ball for the other team earns 3 points.
Oh My God, you definately have to watch the video, the way they play is simply amazing. I really want to try that and I am sure that you will want too!.
This sport looks amazing. It is a mixture of beach volleyball, soccer, gymnastics and dancing... And it is played on huge inflatable trampolines!
Bossaball is played between two team of 3, 4 or 5 players each side. There is a net in the middle separating them, similar to volleyball, and this can be adjusted depending on the age or ability of the players. The aim of Bossaball is simply for each team to get the ball to hit the opposition’s side. Each team can take up to six touches on the ball, and any part of the body can be used. If the ball hits the Bossawall, the ring around the trampoline (I know, great name!) it doesn’t count as a score, but the trampoline area is worth 3 points, so the player on the trampoline’s main job is to keep the ball out of there.
The playing field / inflatable / bouncy thing – whatever you want to call it – can be set up in less than an hour, which gives it great versatility, and can be played indoors, outdoors, on the beach, in the park, pretty much anywhere you have the space.
The trampolines and inflatables mean that when you are getting to ready to spike, smash or dive for the ball, it can look absolutely brilliant, and lots of tricks can be implemented into the game to give it a spectacular, almost theatrical, feel. But that’s just what I think. Take a look at this video of Bossaball being played and judge for yourself.
This sport called bossaball is like volleyball, gymnastics, capoeria and soccer combined into one sport. This concept was designed back in 2003 however it's pretty new to me because I live in the US and this sport isn't played here (yet).
How do you play this sport? ? There are two teams, each team consists of 3 to 5 players. ? This game you can throw or kick the ball ? This game you can use your head, feet, hands ? The object of the game is to spike as much as you can since it's hard to hit back a spiking ball (especially since when you're spiking you will be hoping on the trampoline giving you more height to spike the ball down)! OUCH! That would hurt if you hit someone in the face.... ? You rally back and forth til first team scores 25 points OR if rules are broken then the team who didn't break the rule scores the point
? Brazil ? Germany ? Netherlands ? Spain ? Portugal ? Romania ? Singapore ? Kuwait ? Ecuador ? Saudi Arabia
What do you think of bossaball? Is this a sport you would be interested in trying? I think it's a pretty cool sport but I think I would be scared while jumping on the trampoline to hit the ball. What if I fly off the wrong direction and then I land on the sand instead of the bouncer, ouch.
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Amazing how much fun you can have with a ball and some bounce. Bossaball combines sport, music and great fun. Mixing soccer, volleyball, gymnastics and capoeira, and played on a big bouncy trampoline-like surface, bossaball players try to ground the ball on the other side of the net.
It takes skill and athleticism, but most of all a childish sense of fun. Check out a video here.