FooBaSKILL - motor skills dev. of a complete athlete
Having noted that their students showed certain deficits in their motor and tactical-mental capacities, three Swiss Physical Education teachers (Michal Lato, Piero Quaceci, Pascal Roserens) had the idea of creating a game in 2015 around the coordination of the child: the FooBaSKILL!
Foo as football, Ba as basketball and SKILL as skill in English.
Each half of the field is dedicated to one of the two sports activities. A team defends the basketball basket and as soon as it crosses the middle line, it must change sport and play football. It is vice versa for the opposing team. Then, in the second half, the teams switch roles.
The FooBaSKILL aims to improve the skills required for ball games and promotes the development and training of:
- right reflexes to football and basketball
FooBaSKILL is a multidisciplinary game that is played at school, in clubs and/or outdoors. For example, it can be easily integrated into coordination and multidisciplinary modules to break the usual routines in physical education and sports classes, or into generalized physical preparation programs for clubs.
It also has the particularity of being flexible in its rules. Indeed, there are two levels of rules: the beginner level and the advanced level.
SKILLTheBall - the multifunctional ball
The official ball for the practice of FooBaSKILL is the SKILLTheBall. This hybrid ball has the great particularity of being multifunctional because it allows to play football or basketball according to the wishes of the teacher or the player (the smooth texture of football and the rough texture of basketball are an integral part of the ball). Only one ball is needed to pass from feet to hands and to work on coordination with specific exercises or through the FooBaSKILL.
The materials, weight and size have been carefully chosen to allow optimal use in both sports and maximize the quality of rebound and shooting. SKILLTheBall is available in two sizes: size 4 and 5.
The turquoise color symbolizes the sky, in reference to basketball, more aerial and more concentrated on the upper body. The white colour represents the centre line of the play field and the burgundy colour refers to the land and lower body work in football.
In order to optimize the quality of the game, the founders have also created a multifunctional goal called SKILLGoal that can be used for various activities.
Try the FooBaSKILL, an unusual discipline that will diversify and shake up the physical and sports classes, as well as your training sessions with its innovative and multifunctional equipment: SKILLTheBall and SKILLGoal. . They can be used for FooBaSKILL or many other sports activities (child coordination work, general physical preparation programs, football, basketball, unihockey, etc.).
The official FooBaSKILL material can be ordered by email (email@example.com).
FooBaSKILL™ Rules beginner level!
RECOMMENDED LEVEL FOR SCHOOLS AND CLUBS NOT SPECIALISED IN FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL
The particularity of FooBaSKILL is the change from lower body work (football) to upper body work (basketball), and viceversa. Players switch discipline at the midline of the field. There are three ways to score points in football and basketball, varying according to the difficulty of scoring.
Half of the field is equipped with two football goals, put on two upper elements of a gymnastics box. On the latter, there is a cone or aFooBaSKILL goal (FooSKILL side). In the other half, there is a basketball basket (BaSKILL side). The back and side walls are an integral part of the playground. Players can use them to bounce the ball.
Two teams of 4 players compete against each other. During the first half, a team attacks the football goals and defends the basketball basket. Then in the second half, the teams switch roles. The basic rules are almost similar to those of football and basketball.
Game duration: 2 x 5 minutes.
To download the rules, click here
FooBaSKILL™ Rules advanced level!
RECOMMENDED LEVEL FOR FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL CLUBS
As in the beginner level, players change sport at the midline of the field. They also have 3 scoring options. The points scored in football and basketball varyaccording to the difficulty of scoring.
Two teams of 7 players compete against each other: 4 players position themselves on the field and 3 players on the sides in the attacking zone. They serve as a support to their teammates (role of passing and/or shooting). The support players move in their lane without anyone being able to enter it. They have a maximum of 2 touches (FooSKILL side) or can keep the ball in their hands for 3 seconds (BaSKILL side).
During the 1st and 3rd quarter, a team attacks the football goals and defends the basket. In the 2nd and 4th quarter, the teams switch roles.
Game duration: 4 x 10 minutes.
To download the rules, click here
My name is Piero and I am one of the three founders of FooBaSKILL. I am in charge of the development and promotion of FooBaSKILL in France, Italy and Spain.
“Qoordination and Passion First”
I am convinced that this multidisciplinary game is essential for the development of the child and beneficial for athletes.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to receive or organize a training.
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