From August 20 to 22, 2021, at the Fame Sport Club, Jordan Park and in front of the Bill Hickman bar in Kazimierz district, you will be able to cheer and personally take part in competitions where the main character is a small ball – in Poland often called zośka, but all around the world known as Footbag. Some useful information below!


ABOUT

Footbag is the name of the game that is known all over the world – from China through the USA to Europe. In interwar Poland, it was known as ‘zośka’, it consisted of bouncing with your feet in a circle composed of several people with a small bag or ball of lead with shuttlecocks made of yarn. As an official sport, footbag developed in the USA, from where it reached Europe in 1995.

There are currently two main competitive footbag disciplines:

  • Footbag Net – playing through the net with a small, hard ball – netbag. You can play only with your feet and the netbag cannot fall to the ground, which makes it quite a technical sport – professionally rich in spectacular attacks and blocks;
  • Footbag Freestyle – juggling soft footbag with your legs and performing a variety of tricks, where the technique, level of difficulty and the style of their execution count.
  • and more street disciplines:

  • Footbag Golf – a sport where precise kicking to the target with various footbags counts, and the winner is the player with the fewest kicks;
  • 2 Squares – a classic game for points played on two squares, where you score a point after hitting a bag into the opponent’s field.
  • This year’s competition will take place primarily in a net game – Footbag Net – due to the Online Freestyle World Championships, where players compete with each other through movies – this form has been forced by the pandemic and problematic travel between continents. However, we invite all freestyle players to compete in the form of a free jam!


    SCHEDULE

    Thursday, August 19:

    12:00 – 19:00 – BC24 – Welcome point & early registration
    20:00 – Bill Hickman – Welcome Party

    Friday, August 20:

    Park Jordana (sun) / Fame Sport Hall (rain):
    09:00 – Late Registration
    10:00 – Players meeting and warm-up
    11:00 – Singles Net pools
    13:00 – Lunch break 
    14:00 – Doubles Net pools 
    16:00 – Mixed Doubles Net (pool or direct elimination depending on number of teams)
    17:30 – Mixed Doubles Net final 
    20:00 – Punkt Docelowy (Final Destination Bar) – Afterparty

    Saturday, August 21:

    Park Jordana (sun) / Fame Sport Hall (rain):
    10:00 – Players meeting and warm-up
    11:00 – Singles Net round of 16 / Consolation matches
    12:00 – Singles net quarter finals / Consolation matches
    13:00 – Lunch break
    14:00 – Freestyle Jam events
    15:30 – Doubles Net quarter finals
    16:30 – Doubles Net semi finals
    17:30 – Doubles net 3rd place
    20:00 – Bill Hickman Bar – afterparty and freestyle + mini net jam

    Sunday August 22:

    Park Jordana (sun) / Fame Sport Hall (rain):
    11:00 – Players meeting and warm-up
    12:00 – singles net semi final 
    13:00 – singles net final
    14:00 – Poland vs. Europe Show Match 
    15:30 – Freestyle jam show and Mini Net Final
    16:30 – Open doubles final
    17:30 – Medal ceremony
    20:00 – Forum Przestrzenie – Chill and farewell party

    Due to unforeseen circumstances and changes in the weather, organizers reserve the right to change the schedule and announce it during the event.


    REGISTRATION

    Please register as a player on footbag.org:


    MAP & VENUES

    Here you have map with competition & afterparty spots. If there will be good weather we’ll play outside in popular sports park (JORDAN) on tartan surface in shade of trees. In case of bad weather – we’ll play in a medium sports hall (FAME).

    Important note about accomodation – we did some research near JORDAN Park and marked it on the map. But we have no influence on the weather and in this case we strongly reccomend to rent rooms/apartments in Old Kazimierz District. It’s in the middle of sun/rain spots and in the center of afterparty;) Also Kazimierz is very known of hundreds of bars and restaurants and its UNESCO heritage. Best way to do it is just booking.com or airbnb (Krakow is hardcore touristic city, so you have plenty of options). You can easily move between spots with electric scooters (Bolt is supercheap) as they are very popular in Krakow.

    BC24 – Bożego Ciała 24 – Bożego Ciała 24 st., Kraków – Welcome & Early Registration Spot

    Since the beginning many people called BC24 „place”, not only „shop”. With many concerts, exhibitions and sport events – 140m2 is full of urban culture connected with urban and extreme sports, sneakers collectors, streetwear designers, graffiti, street art and comic book artists and of course music – day by day you can meet here producers and DJ’s connected with turntablism movement. You can also buy here some good vinyls and taste delicious and cheap espresso coffee. And of course this is official MANIAC spot!

    PARK JORDANA – 3 Maja 11 st., Kraków – Official Outside Competition Spot

    Biggest sport park in Krakow with many citizens. There are plenty sport spots like basketball, volleyball, football, tennis, fit park, boule court, climbing wall, skate park, sledge hill, cafes and more… Simultaneously with our championships, the Cracow Culture festival will be held there with various attractions and food trucks.

    FAME SPORT CLUB – Jana Dekerta 21 st., Kraków – Official Inside Competition Spot

    Fame Sport Club is a krakow tennis and badminton center in Krakow where, if weather will be rainy, we have five courts in the hall with professional Gerflor surface and possible live broadcast with scoring system.

    Bill Hickman – Józefa 11 st., Kraków

    Official MANIAC funk & reggae bar in heart of Old Kazimierz District:) Strictly for % lovers. Also place for Evening freestyle jam and friendly 2 squares on the street:)

    Punkt Docelowy (eng: Final Destination) – Staromostowa 1 st., Kraków

    Second Official MANIAC Bar in heart of Old Podgórze District:) Also strictly for % lovers and place for second afterparty:)

    https://www.facebook.com/punktdocelowy


    KRAKÓW

    Krakow is a beautiful city where you can spend a lot of time in any way you like. Do you like visiting monuments? In Krakow, you will find the largest medieval market square in Europe, hundreds of churches, zero-class buildings and a cultural park entered on the UNESCO list. You will also find hundreds of restaurants and bars of all kinds in one place, where there is always something happening every day. For those actively relaxing – the surrounding valleys near Krakow, Jordan Park, Błonia, Kościuszko, Krak, Wanda and Piłsudski Mounds or Zakrzówek and Twardowski Rocks – all this will provide you some nature and healthy trip.

    The competition itself takes place in the very center of Krakow – near Kazimierz, Podgórze and the Market Square – where you basically have everything in place.

    Glossary for visitors:

    • bania [banya] – a glass of vodka, eg 6 banya, please!
    • piwo – beer
    • siemanko – hello!
    • zośka – footbag;)
    • sznycel [schnitzel] – local minced cutlet, for example, a schnitzel with potatoes
    • pierogi – polish dumplings
    • na pole – to go outside, for example, hey, let’s go na pole!

    PARTNERS

    Host: MANIAC Team

    SEE YOU SOON!