Bubble ball or bubble soccer is a new game, so there are some tips to be shared with many people who haven’t played or have only played a
1. Stay low when bumping
Keeping your body grounded is the key to winning 1 on 1 bump battles. Ensure a wide stance, and when you’re about to be bumped into, don’t stand still, keep your feet moving and your body weight angled at the other player. Even if you are a smaller player that does not mean you are going to get knocked down all the time. If you’re smaller, use your low center of gravity to your advantage.
2. Keep the goal blocked
Being a goalie in bubble soccer is certainly not the most desirable position on the field and for the sake of the fun we don’t recommend that you keep someone placed directly in front of the goal at all times. However, you should keep someone on defense near the goal so when the soccer ball gets close to the goal you have someone ready to take the place of a goalie.
3. Keep your head on a swivel
If you’re near the ball, you’re a target. Visibility isn’t always clear when you’re in a bubble soccer ball, so you’ll want to keep your head on a swivel. When you have the soccer ball or are near it, keep a low stance and be ready for someone to come out of nowhere and hit you.
4. Get up quickly
The key to keeping possession of the ball is to get up quickly after you are knocked down. When two people collide, many times both of the players fall over, leaving the ball wide open. Whoever can get up quicker will have possession of the ball and a better chance of winning.
5. Don’t bump others with your body tilted forward
If your body is tilted forward, you are exposing your head. If the other player is also tilting their body forward, they will expose their head as well, which could lead to a head to head collision. Even in a sport where you’re surrounded by a giant bubble, there can still be injuries. Be smart and be cautious!
6. Bring protection and proper attire
You may want to bring knee pads, most certainly if you’re playing on a hard surface. You will want to try to fall on the bubble whenever possible, but there will be times when you fall directly on your knees. You should also ensure that you’re wearing tennis shoes and clothing where you won’t get too hot. The inside of a bubble ball can get hot when you’re running around, so you’ll want breathable, lightweight clothing. Lastly, be sure that you’re not wearing any sharp jewelry while playing bubble ball. Sharp jewelry can cause harm to you and the ball.
7. Play a variety of games
Whether you’re playing traditional bubble soccer or any other bubble ball games, be sure to mix it up a bit. There are endless possibilities for fun games when you are inside of an inflatable ball. Try playing sharks and minnows, tag, capture the flag, or sumo wrestling. Or make up your own game!