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New Sport Emerging In Central Missouri

By Austin Reinsch On March - 6 - 2010

High School students in Missouri may have something to do during their long summer break. A new sport, Hybrisball, is beginning its first year. The new sport will be running small tests this season to to determine whether it will be successful. If reactions are good, founders plan to spread the sport across the state, with the eventual goal being to form one statewide league.

Hybrisball is a combination of several sports, tweaked with its own set of rules to make it unique. Each team has seven players on the field, with substitutes free to come in and out, similar to hockey. These seven players try to move a seven inch diameter ball into a goal. They can use any means of moving the ball except kicking.

The field itself is 50 yards long, 30 yards wide. Goals are 30 yards apart, with 10 yards behind each goal. Goals are 7 feet wide, 4 feet tall.

A good high school sport is not complete without high-contact, and this sport has plenty of it. Players may make contact with any player on the field, whether they have the ball or not. This contact has very few limitations, and allows any player to be taken to the ground at any time.

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