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Moves to Rule the Bubble Soccer Field

Moves to Rule the Bubble Soccer Field

Bubble soccer really can be enjoyed by every one of qualifying age, size, and physical ability. There is no way that even the least athletic of players will not enjoy a game of bubble soccer. We can all agree that having some tricks up our sleeves to give us a leg up on the game can make it all the more fun. So though you don’t need any special sports abilities to play bubble soccer, we have compiled a list of great moves to try during your next game.  

 

Try These Bubble Ball Moves to Up Your Game 

 

  • The Spin Maneuver: This is a pretty simple “trick,” it is just the act of spinning around very quickly when another player is coming up close and is about to bump you to knock you off your feet. With the perfect timing you can send your opponent flying past you as you stand and watch. 
  • The Jump Into It: This move should be done with care and not too much force. Instead of running into another player you leap up a bit and jump into them. This is best used in a face off when both players are attempting to take each other down. It will give you a bit of extra leverage to be the victor in a faceoff.  
  • The Down Low: This will help anyone struggling to stay on their feet to do so more easily. Spread your feet out wide and get down sort of into a squat like a sumo wrestler. It will do wonders to help you stay grounded and on your feet. 
  • The Sudden Stop and Break: A great maneuver for a face off situation. When you notice the other player coming toward you or say the ball at the same time you are going for them or the ball, suddenly stop and change your direction.  
  • The Bounce Back: This is a more advanced move to be tried by those who are very fit or athletic. You can use this to get out of the way quickly when under attack. Bounce back onto your back and then back up onto your feet as your opponent flies past you.  
  • The Tuck and Roll: This is another more advanced moved for the more agile and fit of players. You tuck your entire body into the bubble ball, including your feet, as another player is coming at you, and roll away as fast as you can. Roll so that you land on your feet and can pop back up to run and keep going.  

 

Now that you have all of the expert moves it is time to book your game of bubble soccer to rule the field. Book a game of bubble soccer in Springfield and surrounding areas with us today.  

Bubble Soccer Qualification Quiz

Bubble Soccer Qualification Quiz

A common asked question among people interested in trying bubble soccer for the first time is: “Am I able to play bubble soccer?” Many people wonder what type, age, size, fitness level of a person is cut out to play bubble soccer. The answer to this question is, it really depends on the person wanting to play (most of the time) and their willingness to try something new.  

If you are a little on the reluctant side and unsure if bubble soccer is really something you can do and enjoy we have put together a fun quiz/questionnaire to help you decide if bubble soccer really is the game for you. Just answer these 12 questions to find out if bubble soccer is the game for you. 

Bubble Soccer Player Qualification Quiz 

  1. Do you enjoy having lots of fun? 
  2. Is trying new things something exciting and enjoyable to you?  
  3. Do you feel the tug of FOMO (fear of missing out) when others have plans?  
  4. Do you meet the minimum listed age requirement? (Must be at least 10 years old) 
  5. Are you able to walk? 
  6. Does it sound fun to be a kid at heart for just a few minutes?  
  7. Are you taller than 4 feet?  
  8. Would you enjoy knocking one of your fellow players (usually friends and family) over and laughing as they roll to get up?  
  9. Do you enjoy side-splitting laughter?  
  10. Are you free of serious/significant injury? 
  11. Have you ever done a free fall into your bed or other soft surfaces, like a foam pit, and enjoyed it?  
  12. Are you currently not pregnant?  
  13. Do you like to play games?  

 

Did you answer yes to most, if not all, of our light-hearted questions? Congratulations the game of bubble soccer is absolutely a game you will enjoy! The key to having fun playing bubble soccer is to not take yourself too seriously and to just let go and have fun. With the exception of not being the right size to operate the bubble or having an injury, bubble soccer is great for all people. Don’t hesitate to book your game of bubble soccer and get ready to have some of the best fun of your life.  

Have more questions about playing or booking a game of bubble soccer in Springfield? We have answers, please browse our website for more info or contact us anytime, we are happy to answer your questions.  

 

   

Family Time During the Holidays – Bubble Soccer as a Gift

Family Time During the Holidays - Bubble Soccer as a Gift

Even if you’re not having the Griswold family Christmas with everybody and their dog including cousin Eddie, you still might have friends and family coming for several days and you might be looking for some fun things to do.

Bubble Baller can be a great gift or a great event to keep those family members occupied and worn out. The last thing you want is aunt Martha complaining about every little detail of your green being casserole or simply trying to round up all of the kids and cousins after playing in the snow. Why not have them get out some of that energy with a wonderful game of bubble soccer?

Schedule your event today and you can either use our venue or a venue that might be a little closer to home. Give us a call for times and rates and see if there are any discounts currently for group rates.

Maybe you have a youth group or a bunch of friends bidding together for holiday fun. This is a great event for teambuilding, expelling some energy, and a good old-fashioned laughable time.

If you’re looking for bubble soccer in the Springfield Missouri area or anywhere around Southwest Missouri, make sure you check our competitive rates at BubbleBaller.net. We always have events, activities, fun games, discounts, coupons, and competitive rates going on throughout the year.

Give Bubble Baller as a Christmas gift.

This might be a great Christmas gift to give your use pastor, Boys and Girls Club members or leaders, pastors, friends and family, and anyone who is looking for that unique gift.

Schedule your bubble ball or event today or simply call us for times and rates.  417-319-1616

Where Can I Play Bubble Soccer?

Bubble Soccer is a fun and amazing game that will have you laughing and wondering why you didn’t play sooner. Some people looking to book a bubble ball session often wonder where the best place to set up a game is. Since the balls are large and soccer itself takes a large amount of space to play, often times interested players think they are limited to needing a very large field.  

There are actually several great spaces you can set up and play a game of bubble soccer, including a traditional soccer field. Here are some ideas for places to play a game of bubble soccer.  

Where Can I Play Bubble Soccer?

A Basketball Court 

To some this doesn’t seem to be a large enough space and others worry that the floors may be too slick for safe play. In actuality, the smaller area makes it more fun to play a game of 5 on 5 bubble soccer because you get more contact with the ball and each other this way and bumping into each other is the best part of the game.  

As far as the slippery floor, with the proper shoes, it is as safe as playing a game of basketball which is what the floor is made for. Make sure to tell players in your party to bring proper sport court shoes, not open toe shoes, and don’t plan to play barefoot or in socks.  

Indoor courts also provide the added bonus of being able to play in chilly/rainy/snowy weather.  

A School Field 

School playgrounds and ball fields are excellent spaces to host a game of bubble ball. You can either set up on a grass playing field or under a covered cement basketball/sport court or any smooth cement play area.  Just make sure to get permission from the school first for using the area. You don’t want to show up planning to host a game and not have space to play because a local sports team is on the field or some other event is using the space.  

A Park 

There are numerous great places to set up a great game of bubble soccer at the local park. Many parks allow spaces to be reserved for parties and game events. A public park is intended for public use of all kinds, but you do want to call the parks department to ensure they allow the use of the inflatable balls on their field and they have space that is available on the date you want to play.  

A Gymnasium 

This is almost the same as a basketball court. Any facility with a gym is perfect for setting up bubble soccer. The indoor facility allows you to play any time of year and as stated above, the smaller space is actually more fun. Places that have gyms include: local workout gyms, schools, actual gymnastic gyms, YMCAs, churches, and sometimes preschools.  

Indoor Soccer Field 

Bubble soccer can be played just as easily inside as outside. Look up indoor soccer in your area and you may be surprised at how many places pop up. Many of these facilities rent to private parties when space is not being used by teams.  

A Large Yard  

Really all bubble soccer takes is an ample amount of space on the fairly level ground. If you have a large and fairly flat yard or a friend does you can set up a game of bubble soccer.  

Let us Find a Place 

Still stumped on finding a place to get a game of bubble soccer going? We are happy to help you out! We can find a place for you to play in your preferred area, all you need to do is invite your friends!  

To play bubble soccer in Springfield and surrounding areas give us a call today.  

 

Keep Your Kid’s Brain Active in The Summer with Bubble Soccer

Summer has officially begun. It a time for fun and a break for the kiddos from the daily work of school. Though summer is a great time for kids to let loose and be kids teachers fear that without regular practice students begin to forget information they retain while in school and that much of the fall is spent re-learning and reviewing.Keep Your Kid's Brain Active in The Summer with Bubble Soccer

Help your kids to retain the knowledge they have acquired by keeping them active and encouraging them to read and do work books. In addition to this, keep them physically active. Recent studies have revealed that exercise is not just for physical health, but is also essential for a healthy brain in developing children and adolescents.

The study was conducted by a Harvard University psychiatrist, John J. Ratey. He found that exercise does in fact improve brain chemistry and function. Exercise increases the brain’s supply of neurotransmitters that improve connections between neurons. Exercise is also responsible for an increased production of BDNF, a protein that helps to build and maintain pathways in the brain. After these research findings doctor John J. Ratey said, “exercise is the single most powerful tool you have to optimize brain function.”

Looking at Ratey’s study further, students who participated in sports programs were found to have better attendance records, better graduation rates, and better scores on standardized tests.

There are many great ways to get your kids involved in physical activity and help them optimize their brain development to be as successful as they can be in all areas of life.

  • Enroll them in a sports team
  • Take advantage of local summer camps
  • Take them to the park for a few minutes of play
  • Go for a stroll or bike ride through the neighborhood
  • Let them run through the sprinklers or have a water war in the yard
  • Hop in the community pool/aquatic center
  • Come play bubble ball!

We are sort of biased toward that last one of course. We believe there is so much fun to be had in a game of bubble ball and that it is hard to walk away from your first game of bubble ball and not say it was one of the best things you have ever done. Bubble soccer will definitely get your kids up and active and having fun while doing it. Now new research shows it will benefit your kids educational development as well.

Bubble soccer is fun the whole family can enjoy. Check out more information about bubble soccer on our website or contact us to set up a game of bubble soccer around Missouri.

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Top 5 Tips for a Successful Bubble Soccer Event

If this is your first time playing bubble soccer you’re probably researching tips and tricks to make it a successful event. You might also be a little nervous are apprehensive about playing soccer in a giant bubble, but no fear, it’s fun, great exercise, and with a few simple tips you’ll have a blast.

Here are our five top tips for a successful bubble soccer event.

Top 5 Tips for a Successful Bubble Soccer Event

#1. Make sure you land on the bubble.

Just because most of your body is covered doesn’t mean your legs are and you can still fall and hurt yourself. Falling is a normal part of the game but a lot of people try to brace themselves with their legs or their feet and they could end up hurting themselves. The bubble has straps to prevent you from hitting your head but it’s okay to fall on the bubble letting it cushion your fall.

#2. Try to hit low.

It really doesn’t matter who you are or your size as little bubble soccer players can knock over bigger ones with the right hit. Try to avoid hitting high. The trick is to go low as it’s pretty difficult to knock anyone over if they can get lower than you.

#3. Don’t stay down for long.

The longer you stay down the harder it is to get up. We will come and pick you up if you stay down for too long. The goal is to get up as quickly as possible and yes, you will get hot and tired but the best strategy is to get right back up and into the action. The best players are so good at getting right back up it may be one fluid motion. But don’t worry, if you get tired just let us know and we’ll pull you to the side.

#4. Don’t leave the goal wide open.

You can get easily distracted by the fine and hilarity of the game but no position is more important than defending the goal. We usually recommend no goalies are being inside the goal box but it still doesn’t mean that you can’t defend the goal.

#5. It’s okay to pay attention to other players instead of the soccer ball.

Yes, the soccer obviously is what scores the points but don’t forget to pay attention to your opponents as well. When you’re running to the ball make sure you know where all of your appointments are and brace for impact so you can try and stay on your feet.

Again, if you have any concerns or apprehensions even when you’re out on the field just let us know. We want this to be a fun, educational, and exhilarating activity and by keeping these five tips in mind you’ll have a great time.

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How to Plan a Bubble Soccer Party for Children Around 10

How to Plan a Bubble Soccer Party for Children Around 10

Bubble soccer is bouncing across the nation as a great alternative to the traditional children’s party. If you don’t know, bubble soccer is a game where players are inside an inflatable ball with only their feet and legs exposed. The idea is that players will run around and bump into each other while trying to score goals with a soccer ball.

Though if you are planning on hosting your own bubble soccer party there are some things to take into consideration when planning a party for kids right around 10 years old. – NOTE: Our bubble soccer is for kids 10 and over

The venue is very important to think about when planning a bubble soccer party. Bubble soccer does require a bit of space and with younger kids who will want to run around and play an open field or a large backyard is probably the best choice. Also, make sure that you have access to things like restrooms and picnic areas for eating (these aren’t necessary but will make party planning easier).

When planning your party, think about if you want to have any other activities for those who don’t want to take part in bubble soccer or who may be too young to participate.

As you start planning your party it is important to do your research on the different bubble soccer providers to make sure that they are reputable. Most providers will provide you not only with the bubbles, but they will also inflate them, help make the players comfortable and teach them how to be safe and play the game.

Safety first

Making sure that players are safe is key to having a great bubble soccer party. It is important to make sure that all harnesses are secure before the playing starts. This ensures that no players will slip out of the bubbles during the game. Bubble providers can help with this process. Next step in safety is making sure all players have proper footwear during the party, this will prevent anyone from getting any foot-related injuries.

With younger players, supervision is going to be important for keeping everyone safe. Players should not be allowed to jump into the air and ram other players, that way there is no risk of anyone landing too hard or being launched into the air. Another safety measure is to not let players make contact with each other unless they are going for the ball. This may be difficult for younger kids, but it is important to do so that no one gets hurt. And no contact should be made with players who are on the ground to prevent the rest of the players from hurting them.

Related – While you’re at it, don’t forget to take some amazing photos of the kids!

Bubble soccer is a great way for kids to release some energy and have a fun time with their friends. Plan your party and enjoy watching your kids and their friends bump, fall and roll all while trying to score points to win the game. Schedule your next party or soccer game now!

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Bubble Soccer, The World’s Most Fun Workout

It is that time of year again when we make goals and resolve to live a better life in the coming year. One of the ways a majority of us do this is to commit to making more time for physical fitness and healthy habits. Most people lace up their running shoes and hit the pavement or sign up for a new class, maybe try a new video series at home. May we suggest bubble soccer? It is a great way to get in a workout and have fun at the same time. You may even find yourself enjoying it so much you will want to come back and work out some more.Bubble Soccer, The World's Most Fun Workout

On average you can burn around 12 to 18 calories a minute running. Add sprinting and carrying a large blow-up bubble soccer suit and you can easily increase your calorie burn and sweat. Play a one hour game and you have burned about a week’s worth of calories all while having fun and no doubt laughing your head off at the same time.

Bubble soccer isn’t just exercising it is a game. Get lost in the game and having fun knocking down your friends and laughing as you watch them try to get back up or die of laughter trying to get back up yourself. Before you know it you will be a sweaty yet happy messy thinking that that was the fastest hour you have ever lived. You will have so much fun you will be sad the game is over.

Once you have burned a whole week’s calories you will go about the rest of your day burning calories at a faster rate than normal an added bonus to your super fun workout. Bubble soccer is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout. A HIIT workout can have you burning extra calories for up to 38 hours after you are finished. The extra challenge in the exercise means your body needs to work harder on the restorative process, making bubble soccer one of the best workouts for faster results.

What are you waiting for? Get down here and play a game of bubble soccer to jump-start your New Year’s fitness goals and keep them because you enjoy your new workout.

Schedule your game here!

 

Image By Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications Photography (14548-Bubble Soccer-8909.jpg) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Bubble Soccer – The New Flag Football

Who doesn’t like flag football? Okay, maybe not everyone but for those that do, bubble soccer is the next big thing. Stuff yourself into an inflatable ball and roll around the field. Remember when mom said she should wrap you in bubble wrap? Well, here ya go!Flag Football

Instead of soccer, play bubble football. Be that lineman, linebacker, or quarterback and power run through your competition. Put the tackle back in football without the hurt or pain. Here’s how to play:

Each team will designate one of their players to be the actual football. When one team is on the offense, the goal of the “football” is to get into the end zone. Everyone else on the team will need to block him or her. The defense will need to knock the “football” down or out of bounds. If the defense can do this, it counts as one down. The offense now has two downs to get their “football” into the end zone.

Technically, you can play with as many players as there is equipment. It can be played by children and adults but we usually recommend one or the other, not a combination, unless it’s families that understand their children’s limitations. It’s important to be in healthy shape because you do run around a lot and it can get tiring. Make sure to take regular breaks and hydrate. As a general rule, we don’t recommend double soccer for anyone with a heart condition, someone that’s pregnant, or extremely overweight. It’s usually safer most regular users under these precautions.

For Bubble Baller, we recommend only those 10 years of age or older and at least 4 feet in height or taller. We recommend less than 300 pounds and a waistline less than 44 inches in order to fit into the inflatable bubble.

For more information about Bubble Soccer or Bubble Football and to find a league near you or to start a game or schedule a time to play give us a call at any time. Feel free to browse our frequently asked questions to answer anything you might be wondering about this fantastic sport.

Image By Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications Photography (14548-Bubble Soccer-8909.jpg) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

How Dangerous is Bubble Soccer?

How Dangerous is Bubble Soccer?

Stay inside the bubble if you want to live!

No, I’m just kidding. Nobody has died from playing bubble soccer, as far as I know, I mean, you are essentially wrapped in bubble wrap, so what could possibly go wrong?

I won’t go as far to say that bubble soccer is perfectly safe because we can injure ourselves by walking down the hallway, I mean, we’re only human. It even though we are wrapped in a cushion of air, there could be some dangers to this sport.

Traumatic neurologic injury in any contact sport could happen but is very rare in the case of bubble soccer. High impact collisions such as in football can create serious consequences for players, but how concerning is that when you are wrapped in a bubble?

I did a little bit of research and only found one report of 16-year-old sustaining cervical spine fractures with incomplete spinal cord injury while playing bubble soccer. This is really the only serious neurological injury reported in the sports since its invention in 2011.

Read More: How to Play and Does it hurt?

Players hands, legs, and torso are all fixed inside the battles so players must maintain balance using just their legs. Mobility is restricted in this game but the more flexible and easy-going the player is the safer it is for all.

Other types of injuries such as concussive related injuries or whiplash have been pretty much nonexistent with major leagues of this type of game but all companies should take the necessary steps to make the game as safe as possible for all ages. This means getting bubble soccer equipment that has been field tested for durability and safety in a variety of playing conditions.

Ultimately there’s a risk in just about any type of sport, but I will say that as long as the players understand the guidelines and play in coordinates with the game rules, there’s little to no injury in this type of sport.

We do require our players to play according to the comprehensive list of rules which include but may not be limited to:

-Playing the Ball on the Ground: playing the ball from the ground is not allowed. There is a risk of a player’s legs being stepped on, or from another player falling on a player’s legs.
-Contact on the Ground: no contact is allowed with a player who is already on the ground. There is an increased risk of injury as players try to stand to regain their balance and are contacted while trying to stand.
-No Contact off of the Ball: There will be incidental contact during play as players move toward the ball, however forceful and purposeful contact with another player who is not near the ball can increase injury risk as players will not expect the contact to occur.
-No “launching:”  Players are not allowed to leave the ground or “launch” into another player (jump up into the air).  This increases the risk of players being pushed upwards and coming down from a height to contact the ground. [Source – Quora (Randy Carlson – co-founder of the US Bubble Soccer Association)]

Image courtesy of By Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications Photography (14548-Bubble Soccer-9090.jpg) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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