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When thinking about physical activity, classic sports such as football, hockey, basketball, swimming and the like usually come to mind. If you don’t like any of them, then sometimes it seems that the sport is not exciting at all.
But today, a number of new sports have been created that could appeal to even the biggest hobbyists of physical activity. A great example is Spikeball , which has become very popular all over the world. You will find the answers to the questions that are “Spikeball” and what to consider when addressing them.
What is Spikeball
Simply put, Spikeball is a team sport in which, as you can guess, two teams participate. According to the rules – each of them has two players. At the beginning of the game, the teams stand against each other. The Spikeball network is located in the center . The ball, like in volleyball, is played with a serve. Once this is done, players can move as much as they want.
The object of Spikeball is to hit the ball over the net so that the opposing team cannot catch it. Each team is allowed to make up to three taps to move the ball across the net. It could be said that the rules are almost the same as in volleyball, but it is allowed to hit the ball in a variety of ways.
Have you decided to try your hand at an exciting sport? That is great! If you feel confused at first and don’t know how to get started, this is normal. But don’t worry! The rules of Spikeball are not complicated. In the rest of this article, we’ve put together some tips to help you focus on the game.
- You are never the best player on your team
If you want to become a skilled player, always follow the golden rule – you are never the best player on your team (or even in the game as a whole). Of course, it’s fun to beat your friends and be proud of your success. But if you are always the strongest player, you will not be able to develop your skills.
It is important to compete with people at different levels. Then you will also gain a new perspective on what and how to do better. Being the worst player in the game may not seem tempting, but only then will the quality of your game increase.
- Train both hands
We all mostly use our strongest hand to do some things. For example, if you are a good hand, you will most likely do everything with this hand 95% of the time. But in Spikeball, it’s important that both hands are strong enough. Then you will have more advantages over other players.
Training your left (or right – if you are left) hand may seem like an impossible mission, but the devil is not as black as he is in the clay. Start gradually. Try to enjoy the meal, make notes with your left hand. When you feel that it has become stronger, start using it in Spikeball as well .
- Learn to deceive
This step may seem obvious, but in reality it is very difficult to learn. The idea is simple – never do what your opponent thinks you will. If you are defending, take a step back so that your opponent is tempted to dip the ball. The moment your opponent does this, you will repel it properly.
If you want to succeed in Spikeball , it is very important to learn deception skills.
- Don’t be afraid of falls
No matter how unpleasant it may be, don’t be afraid to sacrifice your body sometimes. Catching the ball is often scary. There are usually several times during the game when there seems to be no chance of repelling the ball. But if you were willing to throw it away, you could very well hit it.
Especially if the Spikeball game takes place on the beach or on a lawn, don’t be afraid to spoil your shorts a little. Even if you are ashamed of yourself, it doesn’t matter. Clothes can always be washed and there is nothing shameful about catching a ball.
Although Spikeball has only recently appeared in Latvia, there is no doubt that it will become very popular in the future. If you want to try your hand at an exciting sport, you will find everything you need in our store .
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