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Everyone is going gaga for GAGA BALL!! Gaga Ball is America's fastest growing dodge-ball alternative, and is cropping up everywhere from camp grounds, schools, churches, child care facilities and more! Originating in Israel in the 1970's, the word 'Gaga' is Hebrew and means "touch-touch". Gaga Ball is a fast paced, high energy sport played inside an octagon-shaped pit.
What are the Benefits of the Gaga Ball Game?
Great for Elementary through Middle School ages Bigger kids (ahem, adults) also love to play! Gaga is a fast-paced, high energy game Players will use physical agility skills such as: jumping, turning, striking, dodging, eye-hand coordination in fast-paced game settings Quick game turn-overs allow players multiple playing times; ie: Lots of turns! Gets larger groups of children involved at the same time Largest court capacity range: 30-35 elementary/middle school ages Allows supervising teacher/adult opportunity to keep entire group in one play area Open, firm surface area, and medium size ball (with good bounce) are all that is necessary to set up Gaga pit and start playing
How are Gaga Ball Pits created?
Gaga Pits can be arranged in Decagon, Octagon, Hexagon and circle shapes constructed of heavy duty, plastic, HDPE, polyethylene playground 12" border timbers; a proven, durable item in outdoor play environments Each timber is 52" L x 12" T x 4" W (Galvanized steel spike included with each for assembly/install) Timbers are stacked and locked in place using the galvanized steel spikes (comes with each timber) Double stacked/locked timbers quickly create sturdy Gaga Ball Pit walls that are 24" tall End-over-end timber assembly creates octagon, hexagon and near-circular ball pit shapes Gaga Pit walls are tall enough for excellent ball containment and continual, uninterrupted play Pit walls are low enough for quick and easy entry/exit into fast paced games Easy DIY Project for most maintenance crew means kids could play the same day!
What are the different Gaga Ball Pit Sizes and Shapes?
Gaga Pits can be constructed and installed in different shapes and sizes:
- 26' Decagon or Circle Pit
- 20' Octagon or Circle Pit
- 15' Hexagon or Circle Pit
What are are the Mounting Options?
- Permanent Outdoor Mounting-Steel spikes could be cemented below ground for more permanent Gaga Ball pit installation
- Portable Outdoor Mounting- Drive spikes into dirt or grass covered ground (without cement) allows you to move location of ball pit
- Portable Indoor Mounting- NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE- Please contact Noah's offices to get more information about the indoor portable option
What type of ball is best used to play Gaga Ball?
- The best ball to use for effective Gaga Ball play is at least a 8.5" rubber playground ball. We do not recommend dodge balls or basketballs for Gaga Ball Pit play as they are too light or too heavy for effective play. Noah's offers a 6-pack set of rubber playground balls or individual rubber balls perfect for Gaga Ball Pit play!
What are the Gaga Ball Pit Surface Requirements?
- Ideal Gaga Ball Pit play surface is as smooth as possible
- Concrete or asphalt is recommended for fastest game play results (also low maintenance)
- Other surface options: Grass and dirt surfaces could work. However when these surfaces are wet, and can become slippery during play
- Tampered, crushed stone aggregate base has been used successfully by some of our customers
- Wood chips are not ideal choice for ball-bouncing game-play
- Noah's offers a custom rubber flooring option for all Gaga Ball Pit sizes if desired. If interested in the Gaga Ball Pit rubber flooring, please contact the Noah's team and we will contact you with more information.
- Noah's offers a modified Gaga Ball Pit for ADA access. If interested in the ADA Gaga Ball Pit option, please contact the Noah's team and we will contact you with more information.