According to the CDC,“Children and adolescents should incorporate muscle-strengthening activities, such as rope climbing, sit-ups, and TUG-OF-WAR, three days a week.” (For the complete news release, click here.)
Strength training has many health benefits and is safe for all ages. According to Exercisebikereviewer.com, there are numerous benefits to strength training such as the development of strong bones, it helps to maintain a healthy weight, and it improves glucose control. Check out the full article here.
Tugball also includes cardiovascular activity for improved heart health.
The Tugball can be used for many new and classic activities. Games can be played with as little as four people and with substantially more. The Tugball is fun for both kids and adults.
Many of the innovative games out there have many complex rules and are difficult to learn. Games played with a Tugball are simple and fun as they were initially designed as new physical education games. Check out our Games and Rules page and see for yourself.
Many new games on the market are expensive and include a lot of equipment. All you need is a Tugball to enjoy these new games. Most of the other equipment you most likely already have.
Maybe the most important quality of the Tugball is that it is used in fun, fast-paced games that include running,passing, catching, and of course tugging. These co-ed games are fun for all ages, and safe too.
A Tugball is a ball with eight ropes attached to a harness of straps. Funny enough, many students have commented that it looks like a ball with dreadlocks. This design brings the muscle strengthening aspect of tug-of-war into many new and traditional activities to create a whole new way to play games. Check out a list of games/activities already being played in PE classes with on the Games and Rules page.
Tugball was originally created with Middle School students in mind. However, there are activities and variations of activities that cater to people of all ages, whether primary school-children or college students. Check out the Games and Rules page to find out more.
The creation of the Tugball came about in the class of a PE teacher. With upper body strength lacking in many PE students, the need for a sport that increases a student's upper body strength is great. After watching students play tug-of-war, the idea for incorporating tugging into a sport with running was born. The evolution of the ball has been progressive with the goal of creating a ball that can withstand day-in and day-out rough play. Order one today and check it out for yourself.
There are currently three official games that have been developed specifically for a Tugball with more to come. Those new physical education games are the game of Tugball, Vortex, and Ultimate Steal the Bacon(Games and Rules). However, a Tugball is not limited to those three games or to PE classes. Replace a traditional ball, in some games, with a Tugball to get a whole new way to play as well as get an upper-body workout.