This is THE OFFICIAL SITE of Barefoot Hub Ball. It is time for an outdoor sport that provides exercise and fun, that is healthy and very safe, requires limited skills to get started, and requires no special equipment. And a sport that does not require special athletic shoes or require any footwear. We need a sport that maximizes a wide range of health aspects while minimizing physical contact, and this is the sport. Introducing:
Barefoot Hub Ball®
Barefoot Hub Ball is a sport for:
- All ages
- All skill levels
- All Nations
- All people (with general mobility)
If you want a safer sport, read on. And if you are fed up with taking on the risks for yourself or (if you are a parent) for your kids from existing outdoor team sports that often cause serious bodily injuries, concussions, brain injuries, CTE, and other long-term wear and tear, this sport is designed to be a far safer alternative.
Want to learn more? It is all in this free information website. FREE. No strings are attached – just read, learn, print out the rules, and play.
Welcome to Barefoot Hub Ball.
YOU CAN BECOME A SPORTS PIONEER
I (Tom A. Kutscher) need a few barefoot sports pioneers! Barefoot Hub Ball, the sport I invented in 2017, is probably the best overall outdoor team sport that apparently no one is playing. Once people start to play it, the sport should become popular. You can be one of an elite few pioneers of this sport if you can get a group of athletes together and play some Barefoot Hub Ball. And while doing this, go ahead and get some of the action on video. With two teams playing Barefoot Hub Ball in accordance with the rules, you can demonstrate it with a short video that is then posted on YouTube.
So far I have not gotten any parks and recreation groups, colleges, or athletic organizations to try Barefoot Hub Ball (BHB). A few short videos that demonstrate the sport (following the rules) will greatly help to show what BHB has to offer and to show the fun of playing the sport.
If you want to help and be a BHB pioneer, this is what I need;
- A short 2 to 6 minute video with sound that shows BHB in action (a little over 6 minutes is OK)
- The two teams should have two different colors for their shirts or tees (& shorts can be neutral)
- Either all male or all female squads would be best in order to show the basic rules
- If the coed (male & female) version is videoed, mention that the rules are slightly different
- The video needs to stay on YouTube with the link be readily available for the link to be considered by us for use here on this website
- Avoid ads (if they come up with the video or are in the audio or text, they may be distracting)
- Videos that include (and explain) some of the BHB basic rules (e.g. six seconds maximum to make a throw, two steps maximum after a catch) are preferable
If you create a short video (at your expense, if any) and post it on YouTube and would like the link to be considered for inclusion on this Home Page, use the Contact Us messaging to let me know. Be sure to include the contact person and e-mail address along with the link URL in your message. We will check it out and either (1) post it as is, (2) request a few changes, or (3) decline to use it. The best videos (top 3 or 4) will either be included on the Home Page or on a new page in the website. If we get some good videos, we will recognize them each November as the best (probably top 4) and acknowledge (and thank) on this website the persons and or groups that made them.
COVID-19, Insect Sting & Pregnant Women WARNINGS
Being barefoot on a grass area or field such as a soccer field is generally very safe. But bee stings will occur. They are nearly 100% inevitable. And other insects such as wasps, hornets, and fire ants can sting. For most people (including the inventor of this sport) a bee sting is a minor nuisance and nothing more than that. But if a person has an allergy to the venom of any insect such as these, they are advised NOT to play this sport. If you have an allergy to bee venom or other insect venom, and choose to play this sport, you do it AT YOUR OWN RISK and against the advice of the sport’s inventor. However, if you do (play with an allergy as described) you should have your anaphylactic shock and other medicines (epinephrine etc.) with you.
Also it is strongly advised that you get any child who wants to play this sport tested for bee and insect venom allergy, and for any other thing that may be on the field of play. This will make it far less likely that you will find out the hard way that they are allergic (i.e. during a practice session or game). Also if you are not a young child or are a preteen, teen or adult and want to play this sport, it is advisable to get allergy tests for anything (insect venom and anything else) that you might expose your bare feet to if you are not 100 % sure you are not allergic to these venoms or anything else on the fields.
It is advised that anyone who plays or participates in Barefoot Hub Ball should have their COVID-19 vaccinations. Also, pregnant women should not play this sport.