NEW GAME – DELIGHTFUL TO WATCH

By Harvey Tobkes

I was at Hollywood Beach today, and saw a very strange sight. Young men (age 17 to 25) were playing regular volleyball, however, they were allowed to strike the ball with their feet and their head as you would in a soccer game; the use of hands was not allowed. it looked like Kung-Fu volleyball. Haha!

Amazingly, they kept the ball in the air going back and forth over the net for an average of about 7 volleys from each side; more & longer volleys than you than you would see in a traditional volleyball game. The guys were adept at both the head shot and the foot shot. Even the serve is a high kick. The name of the team practicing was Kraze United.

This sport should catch on in the U.S. like wildfire. Check out a game played on Copacabana Beach in Brazil.


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