Vivify your day

Vivify your day

The Creation of a New Sport – Bossaball on Vivify Your Day Filip Eyckmans did what many spend a lifetime dreaming of. He created something that combines his biggest passions and made it into a worldwide success. Bossaball has become one of the most significant inventions in the sports industry with big aspirations for the future. During the Olympic Games in Rio, millions of people passed by the Bossaball exhibition in Copacabana that from afar appeared to be inflated versions of volleyball courts. A closer look, however, revealed the integrated trampoline in front of the net on each side of the court and the mesmerized audience watching a game that […]

Clickon

Clickon

Clickon about Bossaball: Sport’s Greatest Concoction Imagine combining the greatest sports in the world with some of the greatest sporting countries ever into one great big game. Then add music and a massive trampoline. You’ve just imagined bossaball and, yes, it’s a real sport. Bossaball originated in Spain thanks to the genius of the Belgian sportsman, Filip Eyckmans, 12 years ago. When a young, sport loving Eyckmans moved to Spain, he became encapsulated by the flair and culture of the country. Playing as a tennis player for the Belgian national team, Eyckmans traveled the world and soaked up its various joys. In his spare time, he played competitive football matches and was […]

Women’s Wear Daily

Women’s Wear Daily

Extreme Times Call for Extreme Sports for Viewers, Wannabes and Daredevils Alike Extreme sports like Bossaball, Flyboarding, ultra trail running, wing walking and drone jumping aren’t the run-of-the-mill pursuits. Rosemary Feitelberg (Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) is a fashion-industry trade journal sometimes called “the bible of fashion.” WWD delivers information and intelligence on changing trends and breaking news in the men and women’s fashion, beauty and retail industries with a readership composed largely of retailers, designers, manufacturers, marketers, financiers, media executives, advertising agencies, socialites and trend makers.) Blame it on ath-leisure’s lockdown on fashion, the global political upheaval, experiential marketing or just plain thirst for escapism, but many consumers are giving […]

iNews

iNews

Bossaball: the volleyball, football and gymnastics cross-over on an inflatable If you want to take up a new sport, you no longer have to settle for the same-old suspects. Away from the traditional realms of rugby or cricket a whole host of new, alternative games are thriving. The fun, acrobatic sport of Bossaball looks poised to hit the UK in the near future. Here’s everything you need to know about it. What is Bossaball? Essentially a combination between volleyball, football and gymnastics, Bossaball was reportedly invented in the early 21st century by Belgian national Filip Eyckmans. Eyckmans had spent time in Brazil, and wanted to fuse the vibes of football, volleyball, […]

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal in Rio 2016: Soccer + Gymnastics + Volleyball in a Bouncy Castle = Bossaball Bossaball combines some of the most popular Olympic sports into one game At the Olympics, soccer, gymnastics and volleyball competitions are among the most popular sports. But what if they were combined into one sport, played on a huge inflatable, bouncy-house-style court? That’s what promoters of bossaball are aiming for. On a recent evening on Rio’s Copacabana beach, the final game of the International Bossaball Tournament was played between the Netherlands and Argentina, won in two sets by the Dutch team. The game is played on an inflatable court about twice the size […]

FIVB Rio

FIVB Rio

FIVB #CopaCourts the place to be as Bossaball comes to Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 12, 2016 – Beach volleyball has been the signature Copacabana event so far but this was rivalled today when the FIVB brought Bossaball to town. Large crowds gathered on the FIVB’s CopaCourts to see the fusion of volleyball, gymnastics, football and capoeira played out on a giant inflatable court against the backdrop of a samba playing band. The unique spectacle highlighted volleyball’s position as a fun, entertaining and universal sport.  Bossaball will be a feature of the FIVB’s CopaCourts for the next days with an international tournament taking place with the world’s top teams. […]

Sploid Gizmodo

Sploid Gizmodo

Bossaball Is the Coolest Sport You’ve Never Heard Of If volleyball had a child with a bounce house, it would be bossaball. The relatively young sport was created in Spain but has already started taking off in South America and Europe—and damn does it look like fun. Teams of four or five players stand on a big inflatable court, with two designated attackers standing on a trampolines in the middle. Because of the ridiculous heights these attackers can jump to, you can expect to see huge spikes, bicycle kicks, and a general penchant for style. To boot, the whole thing is set to samba music—probably to encourage a steady rhythm […]

FIVB Copacourts

FIVB Copacourts

FIVB VOLLEYBALL HOUSE AND #COPACOURTS REACH DIZZY NEW HEIGHTS Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 11, 2016 – The Volleyball House and CopaCourts reached dizzy new heights today when bossaball took over Copacabana Beach and wowed the crowds with high flying volleyball skills which would have impressed Volleyball House attendee Mireya Luis who was known for her spectacular jumping power during her volleyball playing days. The giant inflatable bossaball court on Copacabana will be a part of the FIVB’s CopaCourts for the next few days with an international tournament taking place, providing a chance to celebrate the unique and fun ways that volleyball can be played.   Bossaball players from around the […]

The Redbulletin

The Redbulletin

Perfect for: Anyone who thinks that a mix of volleyball, football and gymnastics played on a bouncy castle with trampolines in the middle sounds like a good idea.