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Is Bubble Ball Soccer safe?

 

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Yes, Bubble Ball Soccer is generally safe - you're playing soccer wearing a 1.5 meter bubble of air! Can you get hurt? Just like any sports activity, the more extreme participants are, the greater chance there is to potentially get hurt. We want everyone to have an amazing time and be safe; so, we do what we can to reduce the chance of injury but ultimately you, the participant, has to take full responsibility for playing and the way you play. Before each event we discuss the rules of the game meant to keep everyone safe. Don't hit someone while they're down and if you're going to bump into another player, make sure you bump them into the playing area - not out of the playing area. We recommend playing on indoor turf, it's easier on the knees while you get back up and on your feet. We don't allow players to play with cleets or wear anything sharp like rings, watches or piercings. Our Bubble Ball Soccer suits have secure shoulder harnesses to support you when you get knocked down or upside down and our staff is available throughout the game.

 

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How much does Bubble Ball Soccer cost?

 

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We consistently hear our customers tell us that our Bubble Ball Soccer events are more fun than they thought and that playing Bubble Ball Soccer is much more of a workout than they thought too. A one hour event costs only $30/player and we have a 12 player, one hour minimum for local events. We'll tell you upfront that if you're active and involved in your Bubble Ball Soccer game, one hour of constant play is enough for a group of 12 to have an amazing time (and a great workout!). $35/player for 90 minutes and $40/player for a two hour event.

What does that include and what should I expect? It's critical to know how important your health and safety is. Our equipment is exclusively cleaned and sanitized by our staff and we do not allow bubble ball soccer suits to be shared. Each player will receive their own numbered suit. We arrive early at all of our events and our professional staff will have everything ready for you to start playing when your team shows up. We'll have a referee to coordinate different fun activities - not just soccer, so that everyone is involved and has an amazing time. We'll bring a sound system too so that everyone can get into a score-settling mood. When you're finished playing, you can leave us to tear everything down and clean up afterwards so that you can continue with the rest of your day. We don't expect you to do any of the work, so you can concentrate on having a great time.

 

We recommend booking an hour for groups of 12 (6 vs. 6), 14 (7 vs. 7) or even 16 players who'll plan to play with subs. Book 90 minutes or two hours for large groups of 16 players or more if your group is super active and competitive. We'll even setup a specific format to meet your group's needs - even a mini tournament!

 

When booking a field - a 1/3 or 1/4 of a full size soccer field is more than enough space. Bubble Ball Soccer is best played when everyone is closer together and every player is involved in the game.

 

Our fee does not include the cost of field rental. Field rental costs vary widely depending on location, availablility and time of day booked. We can recommend a few convenient locations for you but we don't profit from field rentals and we don't charge extra for travelling time - whatever is most convenient for you and your group. There are never any surprise "late charges" or other fees. We're really easy to do business and we follow the Golden Rule.

 

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Why are indoor facilities recommended?

 

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We make bubble soccer soccer a lot of fun but it's also a really good workout too. We want you t have a great time - and our experience is that events held outside, under direct sun can become exhausting really quickly and players, even those who are fit will often stop playing prematurely. Also, our customers often book their Bubble Ball Soccer events 6 to 8 weeks in advance and we know how difficult it is to get 12 or 50 close friends to show up at the same place and at the same time to do the same thing only to be told that the event you planned is cancelled because of bad weather. We've never had a cancelled event held indoors. Equipment required to reliably setup outdoor play is expensive and can break down and we don't want you to send everyone home without being able to play. We work really hard before you arrive to make sure everything is ready for your group and it would be frustrating for everybiody involved to do all that work only to have to cancel because of something beyond our control. Playing indoors will be a lot more comfortable - imagine playing soccer in 30+ degree weather outside, in the sun, wearing a plastic bubble. Not a fun way to spend 2 hours! Turf is also easier on the knees and feet, especially when you're trying to get back up after getting knocked upside down. You may get rug burn but not as bad as playing on concrete, hard wood or even outdoor grass, especially for first-time players.

 

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Are there age and height restrictions to play Bubble Ball Soccer?

 

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We specialize in team building events for corporate groups and private adult parties but Bubble Ball Soccer is safe for all ages. Our balls are 1.5 meters in diameter and weigh about 8-9 kgs. Players should be at least 5 feet tall and be able to carry the weight of the suit comfortably. We've had tall 13 year olds play and everyone was able to play and have fun. We also love putting on coed events and everyone always has a great time. We recommend that adults play with adults and that kids stick to their own age group, unless carefully planned and coordinated with us before hand.

 

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It's been years since I've played soccer and there are people in our group that have never played before - are we going to have fun?

 

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Bubble Ball Soccer is truly the great soccer skill equalizer. The better soccer player you are, the bigger target fancy-pants will have on his/her back! LOL Everyone has a great time playing Bubble Ball Soccer, no matter the soccer skill level. 

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