Footbag FAQ: Footbag In General

Frequently-Asked Questions

How do I learn to play?

If you want to learn to play freestyle, you should do the following (we know all are not possible, but do your best!):

  1. read the freestyle section of the FAQ;
  2. study the on-line move list;
  3. get a footbag designed for freestyle (see the footbag guide);
  4. buy a copy of Tricks of the Trade, an instructional videotape available from the WFA;
  5. get a pair of Rod Laver tennis shoes (perfectly suited to this sport -- most good players wear them);
  6. find the club nearest you and see if there are any advanced freestylers who can teach you;
  7. go to as many events as you can;
  8. join the Footbag Forum to talk to other players (start in the "Newbie" section); and
  9. skool hard!

If you want to learn to play net, here are some ideas:

  1. get a footbag designed for net (see the footbag net section);
  2. use a good pair of running or cross-training shoes (but be sure they have flat insides, i.e., no gap or gnobbies in the "sweet spot")
  3. find the club nearest you and see if they have a regular pick-up net game;
  4. get a footbag net set designed by footbag players for footbag players;
  5. go to as many events as you can;
  6. join the Footbag Forum;
  7. drill those basic kicks, preferably with a friend; and finally,
  8. convince us to write the footbag net training guide!
Entry last updated by Steve Goldberg on 6-Feb-2005.
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