Post by Jordan on February 3rd, 2012
Post by Jordan on November 28th, 2011
A customer in Australia sent us this adorable story + photo and we had to share with everyone. We hope it makes your heart smile as much as ours did!
“I recently read that using a ‘Stress Ball’ to focus on during labour and delivery can really help a woman concentrate and can reduce pain. On the morning I went in to labour (3 weeks early) I sent my husband out to buy me a stress ball. He came home with a WABOBA ball. Purely as an example of the many varied uses of Waboba balls I wanted to email you this photo. The ball was all I had with me through the birth of Jasper. Enjoy.” -Nyree D.
Now, we shall call all babies born with the help of Waboba balls, Wababies! Many thanks again to Nyree for sharing her story with us. We hope Jasper grows up loving the ball that helped bring him into this world!
Have a story you want to share with us? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t let their age fool you. 14-year-old students taught by Simon Scarborough at Culverhay School in the UK developed 10 tips on how to master Waboba. The game is played at an indoor pool with goals on opposite ends.
1. Pass to players over 5m away as it is difficult to bounce at short distance.
2. Look to pass the ball up the pool quickly.
3. Shoot from anywhere if possible.
4. If you can’t shoot, pass to someone who can shoot (to most likely player able to socre, based on position in relation to the goal and if they are being marked by opponent or not).
5. Goalkeeper pass to midfield or attack (not defender).
6. Play a target player about 10m away from the goal. Get the Waboba to him as soon as possible to shoot.
7. Difficult to shoot from close range because ball tends to bounce over the goal if thrown with power.
8. Rotate positions so you can develop a range of skills.
9. Waboba’s travel further when bounced than when lobbed through the air.
10. Bounce the Waboba just in front of the goalkeeper. The bounce can make it more difficult for them to react to and save.
To read the full post, visit Simon’s blog – Excellence Through PE.
What other tips/skills would you suggest?