TEAM WOD – HOOVER BALL AND SUMMER BBQ

**WE WILL ALL BE DOWN AT SPANISH BANKS TODAY FROM 10 AM TILL WHENEVER! COME AND JOIN US FOR SOME BBQ AND HOOVER BALL!

HEY EVERYONE…AGAIN!!!

SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE AS THE WEATHER SEEMS TO BE CONSISTENTLY SUNNY AND HOT NOW. ACCORDING TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, THIS SATURDAY WILL BE NICE!!!  SO, WITH THAT BEING SAID, THE TEAM WOD WILL BE AT THE BEACH! THIS SATURDAY JULY 30, WE WILL TAKE IT TO SPANISH BANKS, FOR A LITTLE HOOVER BALL AND OUR OVERDRIVE SUMMER BBQ

MEET AT SPANISH BANKS(VOLLEYBALL NETS NEAR CONCESSION – EAST END) AT 9:45 AM. DOES ANYONE HAVE A VOLLEYBALL NET THEY CAN BRING?

(PLEASE POST TO COMMENTS YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR THE BBQ SO WE KNOW HOW MUCH MEAT TO BRING – YES, THE COACHES WILL PROVIDE MEAT, ALL OTHER ACCESSORIES WE WILL HAVE A CHECKLIST FOR STUDENTS TO CONTRIBUTE)

 
BELOW IS A DESCRIPTION OF THIS AWESOME SUMMER SPORTS GAME THAT IS GETTING SO POPULAR IN THE CROSSFIT COMMUNITY. IT IS CALLED HOOVER BALL. WHO WANTS TO ORGANIZE A GAME AT THE BEACH SOME TIME IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE? POST TO COMMENTS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING THIS AS THE NEXT SATURDAY MORNING TEAM WOD!

The game is officially a game of catch played with a medicine ball under a volleyball net on a tennis court and with tennis scoring. The official rules are here: http://www.hooverassociation.org/hooverballrules.html. There are even regularly scheduled games (http://www.hooverball.org/) and an annual Hooverball competition (http://www.hooverassociation.org/hooverfest.html).

The official game is played with a four or six pound ball. We had to give it that CrossFit flavor so we played on sand with a twenty-pound ball and an aggressive ball snapping Pit bull. It was indeed hard; everyone was tired, and one well known Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt got bit.

We experimented with two, three, and four men per side. The two-man version is a very athletic game and played well with an 8 lb. ball. The best throws were thrown underhand while the back is turned towards the net with a beautiful hip snap like a clean or kettlebell swing.

The following day a number of the athletes were sore in the trunk and back. As important, the crew has been asking to play again since that afternoon.