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Seeing Red, Kickballs

WAKA regulated kickball ball in foreground with a kickball game going on in the background basic equipment for kickball regulated WAKA kickball ball

Kickball is a game played by both youth and adults. Similar to baseball this game has four plates, one ball but no bat which makes the game more easily accessible for youth to have an introduction to other sports without specialized equipment or a certain skill set.

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Oldest Game in the World Dates Back to the Aztecs

kids playing Ulama basic equipment for ulama rubber ball

Ulama is a game that descended from the Aztec version of the Mesoamerican ballgame, the game is one of the oldest continuously played sports in the world, and is also notable for the fact that it is the oldest known game utilizing a rubber ball. (Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulama_(game))

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Fictional Sport Becomes World Wide Sensation

3 people in the middle of a quidditch game basic equipment for quidditch quaffle ball bludger ball snitch ball hoops on the top of poles

Quidditch was a fictional sport where wizards would fly on broom sticks in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. This fictional game is fictional no more. Potter fans all over the world have turned this game into a phenomenon with rules and regulations and even a world cup! 

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Jai alai Ball, Most Lethal Ball?

Man in red shirt catching the pelota ball with the cesta basket catcher jai-alai basic equipment pelota ball cesta basket ball catcher

Jai alai is believed to be of European decent specifically Basque. Jai alai is popular in Latin American countries and the Philippines because of its hispanic influence. The game is similar to handball and racquetball with the court having  3 walls. According to the tools of the trade: 

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Angleball Uses Another Sports Ball?

hand holding blue angle ball ball with angle ball logo in white on the side also holding a rope in same hand basic equipment for angle ball angle ball ball

Never heard of Angleball? You’re probably not alone. This sport was created during World War 2 to keep service men and women as well as students and athletes fit. Angleball is still used today to keep the NFL conditioned and is used for recreational use across the Africa and the US. 

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Basketball or Netball?

girl in green blocking shot by girl in yellow netball basic equipment ball and net hanging of a pole

Netball is game based off of the game of basketball in the late 1800s. Netball became an international game in the 60s with set rules and regulations. One of the rules included the balls measurements, listed below. 

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This is Not Bowling!

lawn bowls mid play red balls yellow ball black balls white ball basic equipment for lawn bowl different colored balls per player

Bowls or lawn bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball. According to the Corporate Challenge Lawn Bowls – Basic Rules, The bowls are all colour coordinated and different colours relate to different sizes. The colour of the bowls in increasing size are:

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Wiffle Ball

wiffle ball laying in the foreground next to a yellow wiffle ball bat basic wiffle ball equipment wiffle ball ball yellow wiffle ball bat

Wiffle ball is a variation of the sport of baseball designed for indoor or outdoor play in confined areas. The game is played using a light-weight plastic perforated ball and a plastic bat. According to the Wiffle Ball Association of New Jersey Rule 2.00: THE BALL: Only the white baseball size Wiffle®Ball, (eight slots on one side) will be used for play.

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Olympic Shot Put Ball Regulations

women with a shot put ball basic equipment for shot put iron ball or brass ball

Shot put is played by at least 2 competitors that throw a heavy iron or brass ball; trying to beat the other in the distance that that ball is thrown. The Olympic Shot Put for men and women are different in size and weight but the rules of the game are the same.

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