About the Footbag Divisions:
Freestyle is a raw and powerful mix of dance, juggling, and balance as competitors work the footbag in carefully choreographed routines-akin to figure skating.
Net is similar to volleyball except the competitors use their feet (and a ball measuring 2" in diameter.)
LEARN TO FOOTBAG LIKE A PRO AT KLUTZ.COM
1. Locate your feet. If you thought those boots were made just for walking - think again. It's time to get those puppies performing some fancy footwork.
2. Shift your weight. Practice standing on one foot, and then the other. This is an important step - you're going to be doing a lot of balancing in this game.
3. Let it drop. Toss the footbag up in front of you and let gravity go to work. Pay attention to how the bag drops; this'll help when you're ready to start kicking.
4. Be observant. It's time to develop your foot-eye coordination. We're sure that you've got the hand-eye thing down; now your feet have some catching up to do.
5. Bend your ankle. Turn your ankle so that you create a flat surface; imagine balancing a glass of water on the instep of your lifted foot.
6. Take it easy. The kicking motion is much slower than you may think. As the footbag drops (you should be familiar with this step), pop the footbag up with the inside of your foot.
7. Be consistent. Keep your pops steady so you won't have to keep retrieving the footbag from your neighbor's dog.
8. Take frequent breaks. You may need to stretch out your legs and take a moment to congratulate yourself - this is hard work!
9. Patience, patience, patience. Need we say more? Okay. Practice, practice, practice.
10. Put manners aside. Never say "sorry" for a miss-kick. Now don't just stand there with your two feet on the ground - start footbagging!
The Footbag Book by the editors of Klutz
A brand new edition of a classic Klutz title, this book is a thorough treatment of footbag, a sport currently experiencing a renaissance on schoolyards and campuses everywhere. It's a lot like juggling, except you can't use your hands. Packed with essential tips and techniques, The Footbag Book comes complete with a colorful, hand-crocheted footbag. All you need to bring is a willing pair of feet. For ages 8 and up. Publication date: July 2002. Suggested retail: $12.95
About the International Footbag Players' Association, Inc. (IFPA)
The World Footbag Championships is sanctioned by the International Footbag Players' Association, Inc. (IFPA), a non-profit organization, devoted to the development and promotion of the sport. The IFPA is a board composed of players and members of the footbag community whose purpose is to monitor and guide the sport of footbag as it grows.IFPA constructs and modifies the rules of footbag games played in competition and publish a rule book once annually, simply called "IFPA Rules of Footbag Sports" to reflect the latest rules of all footbag sports. To learn more about the World Footbag Championships or IFPA call 415-522-9899 or visit www.footbag.org/worlds2002/.