Remember the good old days? Way back, sometime in the 90’s kids were allowed to be kids. I remember climbing tall trees, playing with Lawn Darts, drinking water from the hose and playing dodgeball in PE.
That’s right, the greatest game to ever hit you in the face, and back then we used rubber balls, not the plush, super squishy balls we have now. We played it on the basketball court, sometimes barefoot for better traction and we loved it! It was the best part of the school day, and now that it’s practically banned in American public schools I feel cloudy and gray inside for kids today.
Fortunately, there is a place where our kids can begin to understand the benefits of dodgeball, firsthand. We have 2 separate dodgeball courts in our facility, not a hardwood floor like the basketball court we used to play on, but in enclosed trampoline half pipes! Can you imagine how much better it will be for your kids than it was for us? Being able to jump and dodge adds a whole new dimension to the game, and falling down on a trampoline is a lot more comfortable than crashing down on a hardwood floor.
Dodgeball burns a lot of calories, because the players are kept in constant motion, both physically and mentally. Running, jumping, bouncing while throwing, catching and getting hit by small soft balls is great exercise. Learning to track flying balls with your peripheral vision, both hostile and friendly fire, keeps your brain processing the whole time. It can improve observation skills, hand-eye coordination and problem solving, and because of the addition of the vertical plane, players have more escape and evasion options than we parents used to have.
Are your kids acting out? Are you worried that they aren’t getting out enough to burn off actual physical energy, (which cannot be dispelled with a video game controller)? Our supervised dodgeball courts provide your kids a fun, safe place to burn off energy, enthusiasm and maybe even a little aggression. Bring them in and let them go a little Krazy. Bring your own team of 5 for our “King of the Court” tournament, every Thursday from 7PM to close and see if they have what it takes to stay in the game.
*Warning! This game ends with clear winning and losing teams/ individuals. Winning teams are not required to apologize for winning, losing teams are not required to cry about having lost. Both teams are expected to rejoin the next game and try harder to win the next game. Last team/ individual standing wins.
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