Archive by Month April, 2012

  • Bounce Ahead activity: Cross the Pool

    Post by Jordan on April 19th, 2012

    Suggested Age: 7+

    Waboba Used: Blast, Surf or Pro

    Players: Divide into groups

    How to Play:

    • In groups of 4, 2 players stand at each end of the pool.  You choose the depth.
    • Each has to bounce the Waboba to a teammate; 1 bounce and a clean catch.
    • When this happens, the bouncer can cross to the other side of the pool.
    • The challenge is complete when all players are on the opposite end of the pool from where they started.
    • Can be made competitive by racing other teams.

    Decrease Challenge:

    • Use floats to block the Waboba. Allow a block or a clean catch.
    • Use Blast ball for younger children or those having trouble throwing and catching

    Increase Challenge:

    • Catch with the opposite hand
    • Increase number of crossings required
  • New Game: Waboba Cricket

    Post by Jordan on April 12th, 2012

    Some awesome Wabobians from Adelaide, Australia sent us a video of a new game they played in the pool. It’s sort of like a cross between cricket and baseball. Here’s how George said they play,

    “The goal of the game is to get the most catches as a diver. There is a diver, a pitcher, a keeper, as well as fielders. Normally it would be a 3 on 3 game. For the one we did, which we call single-player or free-for-all, you each have 2 innings. The pitcher has to bounce the Waboba and hope the diver touches it and misses, and the keeper or a fielder takes the catch and then they’re out. Each pitcher gets 10 legal deliveries each and then they swap. Illegal deliveries are pitching it too wide or too full, which makes it too hard for the diver to play. There is no such thing as too high unless it goes over the wall. If the diver misses it three times in a row, it’s a strike out. If the pitcher’s 10th delivery is a strike 1, then he has to finish off his pitching once the diver takes a catch or the strikes go away so either an extra 1 delivery or 2. Two illegal deliveries in a row gets rid of all strikes.”

    Watch them in action. One player, Parto, caught 21 Wabobas in a row. He’s a Waboba warrior.