Introduction: Wrestle Ball

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Wrestle Ball is a mix between wrestling and basketball with a twist-it's played on a trampoline. The object of the game is to get the ball through the hoop by whatever means necessary.

Step 1: Materials/supplies

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1) A small ball, such as a tennis ball or a mini basketball

2) An enclosed trampoline

3) A basketball hoop (we have one made for an enclosed trampoline, but a regular hoop would work fine, just put it right next to the trampoline, with the hoop part going out over the trampoline)

4) Water-It's a tiring game and you will probably get thirsty after a while

Step 2: Rules

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Starting touchback rule'
Designate a spot on the trampoline that is on the opposite side of the hoop. This is the touchback zone. After the jumpball, the player/team that gets the ball must touchback (take the ball to the touchback zone) before they can proceed to get the ball through the hoop.

Steal Touchback rule
If one team steals the ball from the other team, they must touchback before they make a shot. If they score without touching back, the point counts for the team they stole the ball from.

Return touchback rule
After a team scores a point, they are not allowed to touch the ball until the other team touches back. The team that just scored is not allowed to do anything to keep the other team from touching back. When the team touches back, normal play resumes.

Jumpball Rule
At the beginning of the game, the youngest player throws the ball up between the two teams. The game starts and the two teams start beating on each other for the ball.

Out of bounds rule
If the ball is hit or thrown out of the trampoline, the last team to touch it must go get it and give it to the opposing team. The opposing team touches back and play resumes.

-And of course, Have fun!

Step 3: Modes of Play

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1) 2 on 2-2 people against 2 people (first picture)

2) 2 on 1-2 people against 1 person (second picture)

3) 1 on 1-1 person against one person (no pic, sorry)

4) Handicap match (optional)-If you find a match-up unfair, then the one with the advantage must stay on his/her knees and can only go on their feet to make a quick jump (third picture)

Step 4: Playing

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After the jump ball, you get to push, tackle, and jump your way to the hoop. The defending team is also tackling, pushing, and jumping to keep you from scoring. The only time to rest is right after a point is scored.

Step 5: Tips and Tricks

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1) Use your feet: sometimes you won't have enough time to bend over and pick up the ball, so if you grasp the ball in between your feet, you can quickly and easily dive out of the way of an opponent (first picture)

2) Use your surroundings: if you're playing in an enclosed trampoline, you can kick off the support poles to make sharp turns and evade your opponents.

-Good luck!


NVDevastator (author)2013-07-31

Geez without a net on mine id be dead...

builderv (author)2012-03-01

yeah it looks like fun in fact it is fun but it is almost certain you will get injured but its still fun so who cares

PotatoCoffee (author)2011-12-04

Looks like fun!

Bert99 (author)2009-04-29

Me and my brothers wrestle on the trampoline all the time. Awesome game.

The Jamalam (author)2009-04-24

kicking off the poles can break the trampoline if you do it too hard, you might wanna include this message

tzman (author)2009-04-24

This is awesome me and my brother love it because we get to kill (not really) each other thanks.

ander (author)2009-01-21

Imagine if you added a banked oval track, put some of the players on motorcycles, and shot the ball out of a cannon... Oh, never mind—I'm thinking of ROLLERBALL. :?)

thebboy (author)2008-08-09

i love this game! the dark days of 3rd to fifth grade, learning nothing and goofing around. ahh, good times.

casey321b (author)thebboy2008-09-09

those times were fun. hte when you get in 6th grade and up it sux!!

thebboy (author)casey321b2008-09-09

true true, very true. But me and my friends still goof around a lot, only more maturely. now we use sledge hammers to smash stuff. and instead of killing each other on a tramp, we kill eachother using our knees. Pretty awesome.

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