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EP7: Bossaball, That's A Sport?

Filip Eyckmans, CEO, Bossaball International

05-Mar-24 21:00

EP7: Bossaball, That's A Sport?

What do you get when you combine football, volleyball, gymnastics, sepak takraw, a trampoline, and Bossa nova music? 

Invented by Filip Eyckmans in Spain in 2005, Bossaball is a one-of-a-kind sport that aims to combine sports, music, and positive vibrations. Played on an inflatable court with a trampoline on each side of the net, two teams of four players aim to ground the ball on the opponent's field using either volleyball or soccer touches, all while keeping creativity and changes in gravity in mind. With players striking the ball from extreme heights, overhead kicks, and dramatic dives, Bossaball games are a unique balance of athletic competition and performance sport where body movements flow harmoniously to the rhythm set by the game's samba referee- a referee, MC, DJ, and percussionist all at once.

We speak to Filip about developing the unique sport into an international phenomenon, taking it worldwide, its presence in the region, and the sport's future.

Photo credit: Bossaball International

Produced by: Daryl Ong

Presented by: Daryl Ong


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Categories:  sports

Tags:  sepak takrawbar nonethat's a sport?footballvolleyballgymnasticssambabossa novadjball sport





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