Raiderball is a unique and thrilling sport that was created by Bavan Singh, an avid football fan and USAF veteran who moved from New Jersey to Northern Illinois.
Inspired by a dream, Singh set out to create a new sport that would combine elements of football, rugby, soccer, and the South Asian wrestling sport of kabaddi. The result is Raiderball, a fast-paced and action-packed sport that is played by teams of 4 or 5 players, depending on the size of the players available.
The game involves two teams, with one team playing offense and the other playing defense. The offensive team has 30 seconds to get the ball from their endzone to the defense endzone while the defenders try to block them from entering. Only one raider can enter the endzone at any given time, and the four defenders cannot touch them. The Raidkiller sits in the endzone, and they can either hold the raider down to run out the play clock, throw them offside, or block the shot.
But Raiderball is more than just a game. The North American Raiderball Association (NARBA) aims to play this sport for charity and community fundraising. NARBA is focused on using Raiderball as a way to give back to communities and help support local charities and organizations. According to Singh, “We wanted to create a sport that not only promotes exercise and sportsmanship but also has a positive impact on communities. We are excited to use Raiderball to raise money for important causes and make a difference in people’s lives. Our motto is- community first & always.”
NARBA has big plans for the future of Raiderball, including the creation of leagues and tournaments across the country. Singh and his team are currently seeking players and teams to play in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. They hope to expand the sport to other areas soon and continue to use it as a way to give back to communities. “We are also looking forward to creating a women’s league and youth league as well, so everyone can enjoy this sport and take part in giving back!” For male/female mixed teams and youth teams, NARBA is aiming to do a flag football style version of the game so there is less contact involved.
For Singh, the creation of Raiderball is more than just a dream come true. It’s a way to make a difference and create a positive impact in the world. “Raiderball is more than just a sport,” he says. “It’s a way to bring people together, have fun, and support important causes. We are excited to see where Raiderball goes and how it can help make a difference in people’s lives.”
If you are interested in learning more about Raiderball or want to get involved, you can contact Bavan Singh and NARBA by visiting their website at www.usraiderball.com or emailing Singh directly at [email protected]. Join the Raiderball movement and help make a difference in your community today!
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