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The biggest and most prestigious open competition in the Freestyle Football global circuit, Super Ball, will be back in 2023! This time, the event will feature a completely new and expanded outdoor location in the city of Prague, in the Czech Republic.
The 2023 edition of Super Ball will take place at Gutovka Park in the Czech capital, with the nearby Comfort Hotel Prague city East acting as the centre of operations. The best freestylers from all over the world, including an estimated 400 participants from over 40 countries, will gather between August 6th and 11th to show off their best skills in an attempt to be crowned champion across as many as 7 different categories for both male and female.
Over the week, the Comfort Hotel will also play host to the Freestyle Football Congress, a unique platform created by the World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) to discuss and forge the future of the sport together with the global community.
Among the new features of this year’s edition of Super Ball will be a special opportunity for all under-16 freestylers to shine: the newly created NextGen category. This is a 1 vs 1 battle competition which will enable all young talents to showcase their potential and prove themselves on the biggest stage. Also, for the first time ever, the Grand Finals will be held on a Friday, a decision aimed at giving freestylers a full weekend to enjoy themselves with the global community.
Just like its predecessors, Super Ball 2023 will be an open event. This means athletes of all levels and nationalities will be able to participate. The signups process will open on March 1st and close on July 30th; there will be no extensions this year, so all athletes who haven’t signed up by the end of the registration period will not be allowed to compete.
This year’s edition of the tournament will include 7 disciplines, each of them with its male and female categories:
- Freestyle 1×1 Battles: the main competition of the event, a clash of individual quality and mental strength in which two athletes compete by showing their best skills to the team of judges.
- Routine: a showcase of individual mastery in which an athlete demonstrates their quality alongside their music to impress and entertain.
- Double Routine: a spectacle of synchrony in which two athletes work together to show their most amazing moves combined.
- Sick Three: a competition looking for the best combination of 3 consecutive tricks.
- Challenge: athletes must complete tricks from a criteria list to pass through each round, getting progressively more difficult and a limited number of attempts; specially designed for lovers of fast combinations with the lower body.
- Kill the Beat: a competition in which freestylers need to mix their tricks with a set music track… in a live format!
- Iron Man & Woman: a marathon in basic lower body combinations and stamina – only for the toughest athletes!
Lukáš Škoda, Super Ball Event Director, said: “We are very happy to present an outdoors Super Ball again, retaking the tradition of massively successful years such as 2017 and 2018. Our priority has always been catering to the needs of the community, and hence we are really excited to incorporate the NextGen category and to move the Grand Finals to a Friday – we hope this will give athletes more time to rest and enjoy their time together!”
Steve Elias, President of the WFFA, said: “It’s an absolute pleasure and honour for the WFFA to organise the biggest open championship in the sport of Freestyle Football yet another year. Edition after edition, we keep witnessing the extraordinary growth of our discipline; moving to Park Gutovka will surely help increase the visibility of the event… and motivate the athletes to push the limits of the sport even further!”
Kitti Szász, former Freestyle Football World Champion and member of the Super Ball 2023 judges panel, said: “From a judging perspective, it’s awesome to observe how much the sport keeps growing year after year. After the much-needed opening of all disciplines to female athletes last year, I think the creation of the NextGen category is a new great step in the right direction: I’m really looking forward to judging the skills of its participants!”
The 2023 Super Ball will be organised in partnership with local event production company PJ Art Production, an alliance that has guaranteed high-quality standards and success for the last 10 years in a row. Following the tradition of recent years, the 2023 event will be hosted by renowned Italian speaker Lorenzo Pinciroli, an unmistakable face for the Freestyle Football community.
About Super Ball
Super Ball is the largest Freestyle Football competition on the planet, a major factor in establishing the thriving global community enjoyed by millions every year. Officially sanctioned by the World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA), Super Ball offers no less than 7 different competitions across the length of a week, as well as workshops, lectures and meetings around the sport.
2023 will mark the 14th season in succession in which the Super Ball World Open is held in the Czech Republic, a tradition that has become a yearly tribute to the local Freestyle Football community.
For general information or inquiries about Super Ball, please contact email@example.com or visit its official channels:
- Website: www.thewffa.org/events/superball2023
- Instagram: @superballlive
- Facebook: Super Ball
- Youtube: Super Ball
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