Bossaball is a team game similar to volleyball, but also includes elements of soccer, gymnastics and capoeira.
The court is inflateable, and each side of the net has an integrated trampoline, allowing players to bounce high enough to spike the ball.
Bossaball was invented in Spain. It is now played in various countries including Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Kuwait, Ecuador and Saudi Arabia.
Teams consist of 3 to 5 players. One player (the attacker) is positioned on the trampoline, the others around him on the inflatable. A player from the serving team (the server) throws or kicks the ball into the air and attempts to hit the ball so it passes over the net into the opposing team's court (the serve). The opposing team must then use a combination of no more than 6 contacts with the ball to return it to the opponent's side of the net. Contacts can be exercised using any body part.
The team with possession of the ball is said to be on offense. The team on defense attempts to prevent the attacker from directing the ball into their court: players at the net jump and reach above the top of the net in order to block the attacked ball. If the ball is hit through the block, the defensive players attempt to control the ball with a dig (either by a fore-arm pass, or a foot control). After a successful dig, the team changes to offense.
The game continues in this manner, rallying back and forth, until the ball touches the court within the scoring zones.
The first team to score 25 points (and be two points ahead) is awarded the set. A match is decided, best of three sets.
Volleyball 627, Soccer (Association Football) 273, Capoeira 839, Trampoline 615, Gymnastics 698.
Level of Demand
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