Gaga for Gaga Ball
Have you heard of the latest craze in play that is sweeping the nation? It’s called Gaga Ball and it is making its way to recreation centers, camps, neighborhoods and schools. Gaga, which means “touch-touch”, is an older game that is making an amazing comeback. The game is both simple and high energy while improving hand-eye coordination and strategic thinking skills.
So what is Gaga? Simply put, it is a kinder, gentler form of dodge ball that can be played by almost everyone. The equipment needed to play is minimal and includes a soft playground ball, an octagonal or circular pit and eager participants. The goal of the game is to be the last person standing by dodging, running and jumping around the ball.
We are excited to offer several different sizes of Gaga pits to our customers. The modular kits are either 15’ (8-12 children), 20’ (20-25 children), or 26’ (30+ children) in size. Each kit comes with everything you need to create the Gaga pit, including stanchions and borders. These borders create double stacked 4’ sections that are 28 inches high. Assembly instructions are included. If you desire a permanent installation, anchors are available for purchase. Our Gaga pits have a PVC coating which provides maximum durability and helps to avoid the splintering, warping and rotting that can come with wood pits.
In addition to size, a few things to consider before purchasing your Gaga kit are the desired location and the type of surfacing you want beneath it. A smooth, flat surface such as concrete or asphalt works well. Placing the pit on grass will also work but weather conditions may make the area soggy or muddy at times. Finally, surfacing such as Woodcarpet, rubber or synthetic turf can also be used.
At All Recreation, we believe that We All Need Play. Gaga pits are an easy, affordable way to bring kids and adults back to the playground.