Bubble soccer, also called bumper soccer or flopperball, is a growing trend. It’s safe, hilariously entertaining to watch and even more fun to play.
Much like traditional soccer, the sport involves kicking a ball into a goal, except in bubble soccer, the players are wearing large plastic bubbles that surround their heads, arms and torso. The objective of bubble soccer is to score against your opponent’s net and knock each other down while trying.
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A reflection of the sport’s growth is evident in the membership of the U.S. Bubble Soccer Association, an alliance of leagues and independent operators throughout the country. The association that had five members last summer has more than 100 today.
Now, bubble soccer companies are popping up everywhere you look. As entrepreneurs, we need to try to fill gaps in the marketplace, and the following three have done just that in their communities:
Battle Balls in Chicago, Illinois — Owner Pedro Moore envisioned a bright future for bubble soccer when he first saw a video of it on Facebook. Bump N Play provides for all types of events: birthdays, bachelorette/bachelor parties, fundraisers, leagues, corporate events or team building exercises, Greek events and the list goes on.
Bump N Play in Middletown, Delaware — Owned by Pedro Moore, Bump N Play provides for all types of events: birthdays, bachelorette/bachelor parties, fundraisers, leagues, corporate events or team building exercises, Greek events and the list goes on.
Isthmus Bubble Soccer in Madison, Wisconsin — At 25, Christie Low quit her job at at Epic Systems to start Isthmus Bubble Soccer, serving Madison and its surrounding communities.
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Bubble soccer is hotter than ever with no signs of slowing down. What about your community? Is there bubble soccer marketplace gap to fill in? Your success story could be next.