For this year’s fun event at the 2010 Rah Cha Cha Ruckus we are going to do a version of Foosball with human players on the Breakaway field.
The basic rules are player have to stay in their zones and score from those zones without crossing bumps or lines to interfere with the other players or a point will be deducted from your teams score. Defenders are allowed to defend balls with their hands but are not allowed to advance them with their hands. Only with their feet. Ifc they are caught illegally advancing balls they will have a point deducted from their score.
There are three versions of the game I have come up with.
Version 1 and Version 2 are both 3 on 3 games.
Version one has the teams scoring in the goals on their side of the field.
Version two has the teams scoring in both goals in the opposite scoring zone. http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/kokoed/RCCRbafb3on3.jpg
Version 3 is two on two with the defender having to guard both goals instead of having a player parked in front of the goal full time. http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/kokoed/RCCRbafb2on2.jpg
Anyway, versions 1 and 2 are more team oriented, but version 3 is more competitive. I’d probably go for version 3 because, as Chris said, then it’s just players standing in front of the relatively small goals. Depending on skill levels, it’ll be nearly impossible to score, pending any limitations to goal guarding.
So, version 3, I believe, will be more exciting. Although I like the 3v3 more than the 2v2, the potential issue of having to defenders in 3v3 makes me a little skeptical about it.
I’ve been trying to think of a way to make 3v3 work. The best I can come up with is having 4 players in the center, but this may turn into mayhem.
I like the idea for the tying the 2 defenders together also. You could use bungee cords to keep them from getting jolted. If that is not an option I say choice 3 is best, the n scoring on own side, and 2 defenders is a last option. Can mentors play?