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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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Bubble Soccer-How Do I play and does it hurt?

Bubble Soccer-How Do I play and does it hurt?

Don’t let the crazy videos fool you; bubble soccer is much easier to play than you may think. Yes, you are in fact playing in what can be described as nothing more than a bubble suit; the game of soccer really hasn’t changed. Once everyone has suited up the soccer ball will be placed on center field. Upon the whistle you will then race to the ball and fight for possession. Each team is trying to make a goal and once a goal has been scored the game will re-set at center field and you will be able to fight once more to achieve a goal for your team. While the game of soccer is played in its truest form, the only differences you will encounter is the attire and the potential, and unusual, out of bounds plays.

While playing bubble soccer, as amusing as it may be, there is a possibility that the soccer ball will land inside your bubble, while this isn’t common; it is something to be aware of. Should this happen, the ball will be retrieved and play will resume as usual. Now that we have clarified that bubble soccer indeed is still soccer, let’s touch a little on the contact portion of the game. Does it hurt? The simple answer is no, and this is why.

Bubble soccer is indeed considered a contact sport; the only difference between this contact sport and others such as football, is that instead of wearing pads for protection from your opponents; you are engulfed in a life-sized airbag. Something players may not expect is the fact your arms and even hands are inside your fortress (bubble) for the whole duration of the game. As humans we brace ourselves when we know we are about to be hit, in a car accident, while playing football and of course, in bubble soccer. The best part of bracing yourself for the “big hit” in bubble soccer is that it quite frankly isn’t a big hit at all. While you’re bracing yourself and expecting the force of a full high speed impact you will chuckle at the slight bounce and roll of your fall.

While all sports come with a small risk, the risks in bubble soccer are extremely low. Bubble soccer was first created to be an amusing show put on by comedians and has since taking the world by storm and evolved more than ever expected. With the comedy also come a few rules. While a contact sport, there are still rules and varying cards that can be distributed to players for unnecessary roughness, key word, unnecessary. The only injury that is commonly seen among bubble soccer players in the occasional twisted ankle, lucky for you this is an easy injury to avoid. To avoid the risk of twisting your ankle simply let yourself fall when falling is needed. Don’t, I repeat don’t, stand your ground and let the flailing fun of bubble soccer take over. Book your bubble soccer experience today and let the fun begin!

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The Top 4 Reasons Bubble Soccer is Meant For YOU

The Top 4 Reasons Bubble Soccer is Meant For YOU

If we are being completely honest, some of us, including myself, might be a little scared and even, dare I say, intimidated to put on our big kid pants and finally take a leap and try to play a game of Bubble Soccer. While it may look fun to fly through the air in what is quite literally a giant inflated bubble suit, that could also, for lack of a better word, be slightly scary, I’m here to tell you this; don’t let your thoughts or fears hold you back! There are dozens of reasons why Bubble Soccer is a hysterically fun life experience that you don’t want to pass by. For starters:

Be Lean

The movements that are required to play Bubble Soccer are great for burning off that excess weight we so happily put on over the Holiday’s. Get rid of that second or maybe even third plate of your favorite holiday meal and tone your muscles.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

There is a huge difference between trying to explain a beautiful exotic vacation in detail and showing a photograph of the beautiful beaches you visited. The same goes for all adventures in life. You can try to explain a Bubble Soccer adventure, but truly, a photo of you wearing a bubble suit will out do any story. Play the game and be sure to get some photos and videos while you’re at it.

Heart and Lung Health

We’ve all heard the sayings, whether in a magazine, from parents, and sometimes even on the TV, they talk about how often we should be hitting the gym, how we should be eating more greens, drinking more water and getting more sleep, however, we don’t hear much about how we can help our heart and lungs maintain great health. Many of the movements involved in Bubble Soccer require high amounts of effort and specific motions that help your heart and lungs function more efficiently. Sign me up!

Do The Splits

Who doesn’t want to be able to do the splits or just be more flexible in general? I know I sure do! Well in case you aren’t already sold, between all of the walking, sprinting and even running, you can not only form stronger bones, but also by playing you can even enhance your flexibility which in some cases can even contribute to a healthier blood flow! When was the last time you played a game that also offered such great health benefits?

It’s time to come out of your shell, leave any and all fears or doubts behind, and sign up for your Bubble Soccer Adventure. We have one beautiful life and we should enjoy every minute of it. Make memories that will last a lifetime and give you stories to tell for years to come. With so many incredible benefits to offer there is nothing to lose but everything to gain by participating and playing in a game of Bubble Soccer.

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Is Bubble Soccer Safe and How Can I Know I Am Playing with Safe Equipment

Is Bubble Soccer Safe and How Can I Know I Am Playing with Safe Equipment

Bubble soccer is a fun sport that includes bumping into other players on purpose, because of this bubble soccer may seem a bit intimidating when first spectating a game and make you wonder if it is a safe game to play.

Any sport that you play is going to come with some physical risk taking involved. Bubble soccer when played using the proper equipment and following the correct safety guidelines is an very safe sport. There is no hard conclusive study conducted on the safety of bubble soccer, but based on the experience of bubble soccer in the U.S. There are fewer injuries in bubble soccer than many other sports.

To provide the safest possible game of bubble soccer to the customer a reputable provider uses high quality equipment, a safe playing space, and proper rules and guidelines.

Safe Equipment

There are a few different manufacturers of bubble soccer suits in the country. When good equipment is used properly it should provide sufficient head and neck protection during game play. Safe bubble suits have straps that stay tight and do not become loose while playing, proper head clearance while the suit is worn, and soft handles to decrease risk of the player bumping them while playing.

Straps and head clearance are mandatory features of a safe bubble suit. It is not uncommon for a player to flip upside down during a bubble soccer game or take a zealous bump from another excited player. Correctly adjusted straps and plenty of head clearance from the top of the bubble suit will keep a player’s head and neck from coming in contact with the ground or other players to ensure a very minimal risk of injury. The amount of head clearance is also the responsibility of the bubble ball operator as they should be checking  that there is proper distance between the top of the suit and the top of the player’s head.

Some bubble suits are made with hard plastic handles. This is not the safest possible bubble equipment to be playing with as a hard plastic handle can be bumped into during play causing injury especially if it comes in contact with the eyes. Another more painful injury that can come from hard handles in a bubble suit is nose, mouth, or orbital fracture. A soft woven plastic sheath handle is much safer.

In addition to the best equipment the proper rules and environment of play should be used to protect every player. This includes playing the ball on the ground, no contact allowed with fallen players, no extreme forceful contact especially against players who do not have the ball, no launching off the ground into other players, anyone not playing must stay well clear of the field this means not on the sidelines, when playing inside cones must be used and the field must be set up far from walls and bleachers, no contact at all beyond the field boundaries, and penalties for anyone not following the rules.

The best way to enforce rules is with the use of a referee and a good bubble ball company will provide this.  

All in all bubble soccer is a very safe sport when played correctly and with the safest equipment. The team at Bubble Baller is a member of the USBSA, the largest organization of bubble soccer operators in the United States and uses the best equipment. You can feel at ease when playing bubble soccer with Bubble baller.

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