Aeroball is a game which combines the skills needed in trampolining, basketball and volleyball. The game has become very popular in the UK especially with schools in recent times and gives players a great workout.
At its core, the game is very simple. Points are scored in two ways. The first is to throw the ball through the front hole of the basket in the other player’s compartment, worth two points. If the shot misses and the other player fails to grab the ball before it touches the trampoline bed, one point is awarded. Once one of the players reaches a predetermined number of points he is declared the winner.
Even though the game is simple, players quickly develop complex techniques to one-up each other. Imagine rocketing skyward clutching the ball and getting ready to shoot. You look up to see your opponent perfectly matching you. Time slows to a crawl as you hang in the air, waiting as long as is humanly possible to launch the ball at the goal. Gravity stakes its claim, your opponent starts falling and you hurl the ball missing your opponent’s fingertips by mere inches. Goal! In a heated match, inches are often the measure of the margin of victory. Players reach astronomical heights in the competition for vertical superiority, and before long they begin to invent spectacular shots to disorient, distract or intimidate their opponent.
Aeroball® offers the benefits of rebounding (jumping) while removing the risks of overcrowded trampolines, falling off, and falling onto the springs. Rebounding offers amazing aerobic exercise, exhausting even the most athletic people in minutes. In addition to aerobic exercise, Aeroball® exercises muscles that ordinarily never get an opportunity to be pushed. It quickly builds balance, coordination, focus, and relative motion recognition skills. The best part is that all of this is secondary while playing. Players never realize how tired they are until they stop after a point and are shocked to find that they are completely breathless!