Bubble Football for Kids

By on October 9, 2014

It’s fun, exciting and new.

Invented by Norway, (Boble Fotball) Bubble Football is the latest sports craze in Japan.

Finally, it has made its way into Tokyo capturing the hearts of many young football enthusiasts just the way it did throughout the U.S.A. and Europe.

Bubble Football, played by a team of 10, is pretty much like futsal, with players wearing bubble wrap armour throughout the game. It is amusing to play as it is watching kids go after the ball bouncing around upside down with legs up in the air.

“Kids who play the sport are small and tall. A small kid in bubble suit can easily knock a taller player down. Falling is part of the fun,” says Mr. Ota, a bubble soccer trainer.
‘What’s nice about playing the sport is no one gets hurt and everyone is a beginner. Even kids who do not play sports will find it interesting.’

If you’re looking for some interesting sports for your kid, here’s a place in Tokyo where your children can hone their football skills without the likelihood of  injury, just loads of fun.

Next Tournament schedule
October 12, 2014 3-6 pm, Sat
Reserve: Tel 080-3682-6381
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 4-2-8 ShibaKoen Tokyo Tower Foot Town Building 3F LOVESPO TOKYO [ tournament venue ] 105-0011 Tokyo Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 4-4-7 Media Center ( old Tokyo Tower Studio)
3,000 yen (only elementary graders and 1 parent/caretaker)
(caretaker can take part in some parent-child programs)
Plus 1,000 yen extra for another parent

House Rules

  • If your kid is not feeling well, notify the staff immediately.
  • Parents or guardians should keep an eye on their kid. Parents assume responsibility for any damages on the bubble suit and fixtures.
  • Cancellation is not allowed except in cases of emergency.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for their belongings. The management does not assume responsibility in case of theft or damage.
  • Players are asked to remove eyeglasses, precious metals or body accessories before being allowed to play.

Here’s how it’s played by professionals.


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