Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an inflatable enclosure or pit. The more players the better! Played with a soft ball, gaga game combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. This game does not have a bottom. It is open.
Players start inside the pit touching one of the sides.
One player throws the Gaga Ball up into the middle of the Pit.
Players yell "Ga" each time the ball bounces and the ball is in play after the third bounce (i.e.,“Ga","Ga”,Ga).
Players can hit the ball with an open hand, but cannot pick up or throw it. If you hit the ball with two hands, you are out.
If the ball touches a player anywhere on or below the knee, that player is eliminated - even if they last hit the ball themselves.
A player cannot touch the ball two times in a row - the ball must first touch another player or the pit wall or it is called a “double touch” and that player is out.
Players may not kick the ball since this means touching the ball below the knee.
If the ball is hit out of the pit, then the last player to touch the ball is out.
Players who are out must leave the Gaga Pit immediately.
The last player remaining is the winner and gets to start the next game.
Gaga Variations: Domination Gaga This variation is great for “leveling the playing field” among players of various ages and/or athletic ability. Game play is as above except that when a player gets “out”, any player who was previously gotten out by that player can re-enter the pit.
Mayhem Gaga Use up to 4 balls for this game (different colored balls work best to help keep track of "double touches"). Players may not see it coming!
Dodge Gaga If a player catches the ball in the air, the last person to hit the ball is out.