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 The basic rules are almost similar to those of football and basketball.
Half of the field is equipped with two FooBaSKILL goals (FooSKILL side). In the other half, there is a basketball basket (BaSKILL side). The center line must be visible on the floor. During the first half, a team attacks the football goals and defends the basketball basket. Then in the second half, the teams switch roles. Game duration: 2 x 5 minutes.
The FooBaSKILL has the great advantage of being flexible and adjustable, so you’ll find different rules to download:
- Depending on the organization of the lesson, the number of participants or the size of the playing surface, it is possible to have between 8 and 16 young people playing at the same time.
- Depending on the equipment available in the gym, you can play FooBaSKILL with two FooBaSKILL goals, positioned on two upper elements of a gymnastics box, or play more simply by placing the two FooBaSKILL goals on the floor.
- Depending on the level of the attendees, you can adapt the rules so that everyone can progress at their own level. There are two sets of rules: the beginner level and the advanced level.
To make it easier to play FooBaSKILL, a practical FooBaSKILL manual was written in 2017 in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Office of Sport and Mobilesport. It can be downloaded free of charge.
You will find all the information you need to understand the game. There are also some available lessons for you to teach FooBaSKILL during your physical education lessons or training sessions.