November 12, 2011

Even though it’s getting chilly outside, there’s always a great opportunity to play some booyah new yard games. A game that might be new to many of you is SPIKEBALL!

I first learned of the game this summer while at Sharptop Cove. It’s an intense mix between four square and volleyball, described on the Spikeball web site as “A taut Hula Hoop-sized net is placed at ankle level between a pair of two-player teams. You smack the palm-sized ball down on the net so it ricochets up at your opponents. They have up to three hits between them to control it and bounce it back to you. When they miss, you score. First team to 21 wins.”

The makers of Spikeball would like to offer a special discount to Young Life leaders via The Young Life Leader Blog. To purchase a discounted Spikeball set, visit the website and enter the code “YL” during checkout. This will give you a 10% discount along with an additional set of 2 extra Spikeballs. (Makes a great Christmas gift for your YL Area Director!)

Here’s a video of the Spikeball craze that has caught on at Harvard:

You can also be entered to win a FREE SPIKEBALL SET by leaving a comment below. In the comment, please share your favorite pre-club yard game or activity to do with kids. We will hold a random drawing next Wednesday morning (Nov. 16) with the names of everyone who left comments on this post and award a FREE SPIKEBALL SET to one lucky winner.

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