All About Trampoline Dodgeball
In 1930, Cedar Rapids gymnast George Nissen attended a circus where he got the idea of creating a device for bouncing higher. In 1945, after several failed attempts, Nissen succeeded and patented his invention, which he called a “tumbling device.” Later, he trademarked it as “trampoline,” derived from the Spanish word for “diving board.”
In the UK, trampolines have become a popular entertainment source for children and adults, with Trampoline Dodgeball being a favourite sport. Bouncing on a trampoline is a fun activity on its own, but adding the element of dodgeball makes it even more thrilling. In addition to the excitement, Trampoline Dodgeball provides many health benefits, making it an excellent way for families to exercise together.
What Is Trampoline Dodgeball?
Playing Trampoline Dodgeball is a high-energy and fun game that combines two activities: trampolining and dodgeball. It is a great way for kids to exercise and enjoy friendly competition with their peers. The rules of the game are simple:
- The game is played with two teams, each consisting of three to five players.
- Each player must stay within their designated trampoline area during the game.
- The game starts with a jump ball, where a ball is thrown into the air, and the players must jump to grab it.
- Once a player possesses the ball, they can throw it at the opposing team’s players. Players only have 10 seconds to hold the ball.
- If the ball hits the player, they are out and must leave the trampoline area. Kicking the ball is not allowed.
- The game continues until one team has no players left in the game.
- The team with the last player standing wins the game.
Trampoline Dodgeball is a fun and exciting way for children to stay active while also having a great time with friends. It can also help to improve coordination, balance and teamwork skills.
What Is the Size of a Trampoline Dodgeball Court?
Trampoline Dodgeball is a game people of all ages can enjoy. It is a great way to have fun with friends or family while getting a workout at the same time. When playing at home, you can use whatever space is available if it is safe.
However, trampoline parks have courts specifically designed for dodgeball, measuring up to 60 ft x 60 ft. Playing on a court that size allows more players and space to move around, making the game even more exciting.
How Can Children Stay Safe While Playing Trampoline Dodgeball?
- Always follow the rules of the game and any instructions given by the instructor or referee.
- Only one person should be on the trampoline at a time.
- Do not attempt any stunts or tricks you are uncomfortable with or could be dangerous.
- Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and remove any jewellery that could get caught on the trampoline or dodgeballs.
- Always be aware of your surroundings and the other players on the court.
- If you feel tired or unwell, take a break and rest.
The Health Benefits of Trampoline Dodgeball
- Stronger Bones
Jumping on a trampoline helps to build stronger bones by increasing mineral content and encouraging bone strength. The soft padding of the trampoline helps prevent the development of osteoporosis and brittle bones. It reduces the risk of bones and joints experiencing wear and tear.
- Increased Agility and Balance
Trampoline Dodgeball demands fancy footwork, and on a trampoline, it’s not possible to simply run away from the ball. Players must move with swiftness, which means working on agility and balance.
- Boost in Metabolism
Trampoline exercise gives the metabolism a boost, which allows the body to process nutrients more efficiently. This can significantly affect a child’s ability to lose extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight.
- Better Coordination
Playing Trampoline Dodgeball requires controlling different limbs and muscle groups simultaneously while trying to avoid getting hit by the ball. This focus is essential for the proper development of coordination and motor skills.
- Improved Cardiovascular Health
Trampoline Dodgeball is a great way to get your heart rate up, avoid heart problems, and improve your cardiovascular health. It is a vigorous activity that can help to increase your aerobic capacity and improve your overall fitness level.
Bounce to Better Health at Oxygen Freejumping
Trampoline Dodgeball is an activity that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or fitness level. It’s fun to spend time with family and friends while trying to outlast opponents by knocking them out individually. This low-impact workout is also ideal for those who need to be mindful of joint stress and pressure.
At Oxygen Freejumping, we provide a fun and interactive environment where you can enjoy Trampoline Dodgeball and reap all its health benefits. Our interconnected trampolines offer the perfect space for playing this exciting game. Contact us today to experience the thrill of Trampoline Dodgeball!*Trampoline Dodgeball available at select parks only. Enquire for details.