Bossaball classes at Hogeschool van Arnhem Nijmegen
For two consecutive years, Bossaball became an official degree course in Physical Education and the HAN University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
The subject of Bossaball entailed practical and theoretical elements. On one hand, 125 students of the degree “Sport, Health and Administration” practiced twice a week, covering three disciplines on one court. On the other hand, students conducted studies of the development of Bossaball as an emerging and innovative sport.
At the end of the course, through an extensive multiple-choice exam on technical and tactical questions, the student’s expertise was surveyed. In addition, participants organized the annual ”Dutch National Bossaball Championship”.
In order to realize this project, students had to master logistical issues, sports marketing matters, sponsorship search, marketing of the social networks, etc. The organizational work concerning the championship was a component of the theoretical part.
Bossaball appeared on the cover of “SPORTHART”, the university magazine of the HAN. The main article stated Bossaball as a golden combination and the success of the first organization of the championship led to the repetition of the course and the event in the following years.