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Tired of your regular work out schedule? Get training with India’s newest sport that’s a combo of volleyball, football, gymnastics and perfect for a full body workout!
What Is It?
Ditch your workout scenes because we’ve found the perfect way to exercise and have some fun too! Founded in 2005 in Spain, Bossaball is innovatively created and is an effective full body workout. The word ‘Bossa’, translates to style, flair or attitude in Portuguese, is commonly associated with Bossa Nova – a samba influenced type of Brazilian music. The name Bossaball, thereby, fits perfectly as it aims to combine sports, music, positive vibes and great fun.
Blending elements of volleyball, soccer and gymnastics, this distinct sport creates a dynamic atmosphere where the body movements flow harmoniously to the beat of the music. Bossaball events are spectacular and fun, not only for the players but for the audience to enthusiastically partake in.
What’s In It?
The sport is played between two teams on a specially designed inflatable platform integrated with trampolines in the center which takes less than 45 minutes to set up, and upbeat Bossa Nova tunes that sets the rhythm of the game. The change in gravity, combined with the safety provided by the inflatable surface, allows a new range of techniques, team tactics and acrobatic movements to hit the ball with flips and turns in the air. One can enjoy a complete new kick of spiking down a ball from unseen heights or make dramatic dives and play the ball in creative ways. Bossaball is overseen by a “samba referee” who concurrently takes on the roles of Master of Ceremony and DJ.
Four players are positioned on each side of the net, while the attacker is gaining height on the trampoline, the other three players set up the rally with a maximum of five passes allowed. The trampoline jumpers’ goal is to ground the ball on the opposite side by spiking the ball with either his hand or foot, while the latter is awarded with extra points. Bossaball is for all ages with an exclusive program offering specific exercises for everyone to enjoy the sport from the very first moment on the court.
History Of Bossaball
Shared by Filip Eyckmans, Founder of Bossaball, “Having taken off in various countries like Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Latin America and others, we are looking forward to Bossaball’s success in India. We plan to set up a number of courts across Mumbai and target other tier 1 and tier 2 cities in the coming year. The sport is high energy and peppy that endeavors to create an entertaining and lively vibe. Get ready to experience the ultimate mélange of flexibility, agility, coordination and sport.”
Address: Nerul Gymkahana, Plot No 5 & 5A Sector No 28, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706
Phone: 022 2770 1913
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