Soccer is the most readily available and easiest sport to play with the bubble suits, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited to only playing bubble soccer.
First, just because you don’t like soccer doesn’t mean you won’t like bubble soccer. Although they have similarities, they are also very different. Bubble soccer is by far more exciting and fast paced and requires a lot less soccer skill than normal soccer. In fact, people that aren’t good at soccer can excel at bubble soccer by using their bubble appropriately.
There are other sports and activities that can be done with the bubble suits. A few activities include sumo wrestling, relay roll race, sharks and minnows, and steal the bacon just to name a few. Some of these sports involve using the soccer ball and some do not. Some people even make their own games up.
Sumo wrestling is pretty straight forward and is just a competition to knock down or out the other contestants in a small circle of cones. Although size is the biggest advantage, there is skill involved with going low and understanding leverage. Bubble Sumo can be played 1v1, team vs team, or free for all.
Bubble relay roll race is a fun game that can involve getting a little dizzy. One person gets in the middle of the bubble and the other person rolls the bubble with person inside to the other end of the course where teammates switch and then roll them back to the other end of the course. The winner is whoever is faster. But it’s not as easy as it looks! The person on the inside has to be as centered as possible. The person pushing can easily loose course and loose valuable time.
Steal the bacon involves lining up the bubbles on either end of the field with contestants standing outside their bubbles ready to get in. The soccer ball is placed in the middle of the field and numbers are assigned to the contestants on each team. Then numbers are called out and those contestants run to the ball to compete to dribble the ball back to their side. We play no kicking the ball back and that it has to be dribbled back to your side.
Sharks and Minnows is played by having one or 2 contestants in bubbles in the center of the field playing as the sharks and then setting up safe zones on either end of the field in which the Minnows run to and from. As the minnows get knocked down, they become sharks. The winning minnow is the one that can get back and forth from safe zone to safe zone the most. Once a minnow enters the field, he or she cannot return to the same safe zone. Even though we play rules that minnows cannot knock over sharks, larger sharks are better as larger minnows are harder to knock over.
In the end, bubble soccer is just the beginning and we can play anything that you can imagine and is safe. Want to play bubble wrecking ball, think up the rules and let’s play! Want to play bubble basketball or bubble dodge ball, let us know and we’ll help you make it happen!