Gaga ball is a physical game in which participants attempt to dodge a ball in an octagon pit, with the ultimate goal of being the last participant remaining. Players may strike the ball only with their hand, and they attempt to hit the ball in the direction of other participants to eliminate them from the game. Elimination occurs when a participant is hit in the leg with the ball. Participants may not hit the ball with two consecutive strikes, and a strike that guides the ball over the fencing of the octagon results in that player’s elimination. Game are fast-paced and the players eliminated typically return for the start of the next game within minutes.
Is this activity known by any other names?
What are the origins of the activity abroad and in Canada?
Who takes part?
When does it occur / How often do you take part?
Are there any organized clubs, groups, organizations or leagues?
Gaga ball is organized informally, however, it is typically played within an organized setting such as a summer camp, physical education class, or church youth group.
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