This year I’ve even been trying out a few activities that I would never ever have thought to experience, such as ballet and laser tag, just to give you a couple of examples. You can watch a video about my laser tag challenge here.
One sport is, and always has been, number one to me. That would be football. And by football I mean the real and only football, some might call it soccer. I’ve played football nearly all my life ever since I took my first steps. I just feel running without a football is a little bit silly, or what do you think?
Today, every single normal sport seems to have their own weird and funny extreme version. And so does football. Last weekend there was a Bubble Soccer tournament in the nearby town, so of course, I had to gather a team and go to check out what is this silly sport about.
Are you wondering what the heck is Bubble Soccer? Well, so was I.
Sorry about the awful quality of photos in this post. I hope they still deliver the right image about the most hilarious summer sports ever invented.
Bubble Soccer, or Bubble Football, is quite similar to normal football. Except it’s not, they have almost nothing in common! In a Bubble Soccer match, each team has four players on the pitch at the same time. There are no goalies.
Oh yeah, one important fact; Each player has to wear this huge plastic bubble that holds every single limb inside it except legs. Including your head and arms. There is sort of a hollow vessel inside the bubble where the player dives into. Inside the vessel, there are straps that you wear like a backpack.
There are not many rules in Bubble Soccer. Tackling is not only allowed but a must, except behind. Scoring goals is fun, but bumping into other players, preferably the ones from the opposition, is much more fun.
This is how the kickoff happens: The players of both teams are standing in a row at their own end, and the ball is in the middle. When you hear the whistle, you are allowed to run. If you can – you’re inside a bubble, remember?
During the very first games, the players actually tried reaching the ball. After a couple of matches, they all realised they should change their tactics.
In the afternoon, once hearing the whistle, everyone just ran directly into the other players, without minding the ball at all. The ball wasn’t the target anymore, the new target was the first person from the opposition you were able to bump into, as you can see from this video!
Did you notice what happened to the player who was the first one actually getting the ball?
Forget absolutely everything you have ever learned about soccer. Forget the skilful ball handling and all the fancy tricks, as you wouldn’t be able to do that inside the 11 kg plastic bubble anyway. Just concentrate on having fun, powerful bumps and flying and rolling around the football field.I can warmly recommend this activity to
I can warmly recommend Bubble Soccer to anyone if you ever get a chance. Even if you don’t much care playing normal soccer, I can guarantee this is great fun even for you. After all, Bubble Soccer is probably the most hilarious summer sports ever invented!
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