The England Rock-It-Ball Association was formed in September 2007 to govern, promote & develop Rock-It-Ball in England.
ERIBA aims to create and share good practice and promote professionalism within Rock-It-Ball by:
- Raising a general level of awareness about Rock-It-Ball
- Showcasing Rock-It-Ball as a new activity and taking opportunities to promote the sport via media outlets.
- Creating partnerships with established organisations in the Community, Sport and Youth sectors.
- Practically demonstrating that Rock-It-Ball is a sport that is inclusive and can be played and enjoyed by all members of society.
- Establishing itself as a self- supporting infrastructure consisting of a framework of clubs , and competitions across England that afford people from across English society the opportunity to enjoy Rock-it-Ball as a recreational fitness activity as well as enter into performance programs which allow them to find competition appropriate for their desired level. And inspire individuals to pursue excellence.
To achieve these aims, ERIBA has defined the following Objectives:
- Provide training opportunities for coaches and support those coaches in establishing clubs
- Increase the number of and geographical spread of clubs across England
- Provide opportunities for individuals to become involved in Rock-It-Ball in a variety of ways
- Increase the number of registered members and guide these individuals into our projects and pathways
- Create competition Opportunities at local, regional and National Level
- Continue the growth of ENRL to encompass all regions of England
- Create a clearly defined pathway from club competition to Elite performance
So, what is Rock-It-Ball?
The fastest growing Sport in the World, a F ast, Fun Fitness activity for both lads & girls
No goals, No Zones, No Court Markings, No Boundaries, No Outs- points are scored by hitting a moving target with a specially made low impact ball- The opposing team!
Rock-It-Ball is a great way to get involved in friendly competition, get Active and healthy and build confidence by learning new skills.
To play you use a Rock-It, a British invention, developed and manufactured by The Rock-It-Ball Company
Rock-It-Ball teaches key skills; Running, Scooping, dodging, blocking, throwing & catching and promotes movement, agility, balance and coordination. Games can be played in teams of 5, teams of 3, pairs, and singles- v2 and v3
V2 is a small sided version of Rock-It-Ball, played 1v1 in a squash court, or a “v” court (where available). Just like the team game, there are no goals, no markings, and no zones and The object of the game is to hit your opponent with one of 3 balls that are on the court at any one time.
Players can go anywhere on court and organised games are 2 x 4 minute halves, which means a typical 40 minute squash court booking can fit a mini tournament for 3 individuals.
As with the full sided version of Rock-It-Ball, v2 can be played by males and females, as well as by people with a disability
There are rules governing the following age brackets: Peewee: 5 - 8 years; Cadet: 8 - 11 years; Junior: 11 - 14 years; Youth: 14 - 17 years;
Adult: 18+; Masters: 40+, so there really is something everyone can take part in.
v2 is seen as a highly competitive and gladiatorial version of the sport; one on one makes for some intense stand-offs . It is also a fantastic, compact package to profile the sport and a cost effective way to get clubs up and running, with equipment and venue hire costs at a fraction of those for the full sided game in the early stages of club development. v2 is the perfect way to bring Rock-It-Ball to small and large leisure venues alike.
v2 is a great way to introduce the sport to anyone who is overweight as they don’t have to run around as much as in the full sided game, plus some people just prefer individual sports to team activities.
v2 is the ultimate addition to any menu of activities