Dogs and masters, we are happy to announce the first Waboba Dogball competition! It will be held the 6th of October at the stunning and famous beach of Olhão in Portugal. Open to all types of breeds, from the courageous Chihuahua to the soothing St: Bernards. If you would like to receive more information, including the competition rules, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. She’d love to see you and your dog make an appearance!
If you want to know more, and live in Portugal, we will be attending at the Official Water trials the 29th April in Portimão. There we can teach you how Waboba Dogball is played! To stay up to date on all Dogball news in Iberia, LIKE the Waboba Dogball Iberia page on Facebook.
For the rest of the world: If you feel left out and think we should attend in your country, send us some information regarding where and when. We will be glad to look into it!
Bounce Ahead!, our program which supports schools sports, was officially released last week and our very first event took place at GUIMARAES in Portugal! Too far from water and concrete, our air game was chosen – The Waboba flyer. To make the game more challenging a badminton field was set up for this event. The Flyer was given primetime before and after the country school national finals, and the teachers were both excited and curious about the possibility of teaching a new upcoming sport.
As it should be, the sun was as active as the contestants! The day will be remembered in the history of Waboba, and especially in the heart of our newcomer, the Flyer. Click here to see more photos.
Suggested Age: 7+ Players: Divide into teams How to Play:
Throw the Street ball against the floor so it bounces against the wall and returns. Opponent must catch the Street before it bounces (or after 1 bounce if no bounce is too difficult). Players should agree on the width of the court, how close they are allowed to the wall (usually 1 meter away), and a throw line (usually about 4 meters from the wall) to stop the ball from being thrown too far back.
Throw against the wall first, then the floor. Catch before the 2nd or 3rd bounce.
If playing 2v2, alternate throws.
3+ players. As players drop the ball or do not reach it in time, they lose a life. Each player starts with 3 lives and when they lose all 3, they withdraw from the game until only 2 players are left to compete for a victory.
Similar to street squash, but played in a corner. Street is thrown into the corner and must bounce off both walls and the floor. The opponent has to catch the street before it hits the floor a second time. Watch the video here: Street Corner
Activity created by Simon Scarborough, PE teacher at Culverhay in the UK. To read more from Simon, please visit his blog – Excellence Through PE.
Suggested Age: 7+ Players: Groups of 4 How to Play:
Break the students up into groups of 4. They have to keep the Flyer up in the air for a certain amount of time only using their hands. Students have to count every time someone hits it; once it hits the ground they have to start over. Also do it where students can only use their feet or where only two people in the group use their hands and the others use their feet.
Additional adaptation: The group starts in one spot and has to move to another spot without letting the Flyer drop. If it does, they must start over.
Lesson created by Emily Brenner. PE teacher at Sterling High School in NJ.