In a time when our country is facing a childhood obesity crisis, care givers need to continuously find ways to keep children physically active. Many schools and camps are looking for fun activities that keep children of all ages and abilities moving. The game’s growing popularity is due to its universal ability to be used in physical education classes, during recess, in after-school programs, or as a camp activity!
One of the main advantages of GaGa Ball is that all children, regardless of their athletic skill level, have the ability to participate. Traditional sports such as soccer, baseball, football or basketball are more difficult for young children because they need to develop skills before they can become effective players. Children may lose confidence when they can’t compete in these activities, and they often decide not to continue playing. GaGa Ball is a game that incorporates the skills necessary for sports success and athletic development, but is conducted in a fun and easy way that all can enjoy. GaGa Ball levels out the playing field and the most athletic children do not win every game enabling every child the chance to win!
GaGa Ball provides a fun way to develop skills that can be applied to other sports. It incorporates agility, dodging, jumping and striking. This provides great exercise, as players must continually move to avoid being hit by the ball. The game effectively levels the playing field because no one is guaranteed to win every time. Strategy, luck, finesse and even teamwork are important components to GaGa Ball. This allows children, who struggle in more traditional sports, to excel at GaGa Ball; while promoting physical activity.
Commercial outdoor playground equipment company, General Recreation, offers several sized GaGa Ball pits. With an easy to build system, we have the right products for your facility.