UNBELIEVABLE: Kid's athletic skill makes for YouTube winner
Breathtaking somersaults draw viewers to 'Insane Dodgeball Kill'
Dodge ball is an elementary and junior high school favorite, where the object of the game - as the name implies, is to dodge rubber ball. Those who have the knack for it go on to play it the rest of their lives, in a simpler version of the international favorite of soccer. One boy has excited YouTube interest with his video entitled, "Insane Dodge ball Kill," which includes breathtaking somersaults.
Many users on YouTube seem impressed by the young man's skills. "I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing. Literally amazed," wrote one user. Another added, "This is why you don't let ninjas play dodgeball."
A young man appears and steps up to the plate with an acrobatic move that only a true dodge ball master could pull off. The remarkable dodge-and-shot is accomplished by a move known as a "gainer." In the "gainer," the player moves forward while simultaneously doing a backward somersault. The player on the receiving end of the ball tries to catch it but fails.
The video is racking up hits right and left on YouTube after making it to the front page of social news site Reddit. Many users on YouTube seem impressed by the young man's skills. "I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing. Literally amazed," wrote one user. Another added, "This is why you don't let ninjas play dodgeball."
Not sure if the guy who pulled off the move was a ninja in a former life, but he could certainly teach us all a thing or two about distracting the opponent.
According to the online encyclopedia, Dodgeball is any of a variety of games in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with their own balls while avoiding being hit themselves. This article is about a well-known form of team sport with modified rules that is often played in physical education classes and has been featured in a movie, "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story."
In the United States, the game is typically played among children 6-12 in elementary school. However, internationally, the sport has also emerged as a popular middle school, high school and college sport. It is also popular in informal settings and is often played on a playground, in a gym, or in organized recreational leagues.
There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.
© 2012, Distributed by NEWS CONSORTIUM.
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for December 2013
General Intention: Victimized Children. That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.
Missionary Intention: Prepare the Savior's Coming. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.
Rate This Article
Leave a Comment
More Sports News
- Seminarians bring American football to Rome for Thanksgiving
- Boxing legend Ken Norton dies at 70
- Prince Amukamara shows what it means to be a Catholic athlete
- GOLF: The Sublime Askernish. Deal W. Hudson Wins the Askernish Open
- TRIUMPH: Diana Nyad becomes first swimmer to cross Cuba to Florida without shark cage
- Homosexual crackdown in Russia now extending to Olympic athletes
- NFL Player Adrian Peterson says he doesn't support same sex marriage
- Unprecedented kindness - Boston Marathon to call back runners who couldn't finish
- Soccer superstar David Beckham hits the showers - for good
- Fr. Paul Schenck: Finding Living Faith on Catechetical Sunday
- The Movie Yellow: Incest as 'Normal' and Cassavates's Slides Into the World of Woes
- The Chicago School Teachers Strike Reveals the Need For School Choice
- The Sexual Barbarians and the Dissolution of Culture
- The Happy Priest Challenges Us to Ask: Who is Jesus to Me?
- Michael Coren on Canadian Public Schools: Teachers, leave those kids alone
- We Cannot Ignore Our Consciences: Cardinal Dolan On Religious Liberty
- In the Face of Danger, Successor of Peter Travels to Lebanon as a Messenger of Peace
- Reflections on the Dignity and Vocation of Women: Who or What?