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speedballrules - SPEEDBALL Speedball is a fast paced game...

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SPEEDBALL Speedball is a fast paced game that combines the elements of soccer, football, basketball and rugby. The play of the game resembles soccer in that players can move anywhere on the field to try to help their team score. The game originated at the University of Michigan 1921 as part of the men's physical education and intramural classes. It's designer, Elmer Mitchell, wanted to provide an athletic activity that all of his students could participate in regardless of their athletic experience or ability. Speedball has two facets which can be explained by the "air ball" and the "ground ball". An air ball is a ball that is caught in the air off of the foot of another player or by chipping the ball up to one's self. Once a player has an air ball he / she may run, throw, pass or try to score. The defense can stop a player running with an air ball by pulling their flag belts (IF YOU USE BELTS; IF BELTS ARE NOT USED, DO NOT ALLOW RUNNING WITH THE BALL). When the belt is pulled off of the ball carrier places the ball on the ground. Possession is awarded to the defensive player who takes an indirect
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