Toss One At Booth 4901 To See How COOP’s Scatter Dodgeball Set Has Young Players Laughing While Moving!
Virginia Beach, VA (February 2, 2017) – Quick, name a kid-friendly sport that uses a ball. How about baseball, football, even golf? Can you name the one ball game that every parent (and grandparent) recalls playing in gym class? It’s dodgeball! New for 2017 is a hybrid of the game that takes the sting out of getting tagged “out.” It’s called Scatter Dodgeball™ ($19.99) by COOP Sport where kids laugh as they duck, dive and dodge. Come see if you can dodge the ball in Booth 4901 at the American International Toy Fair!
Toy line COOP Sport is a pro at getting every member of the family moving, no matter their agility or ability. Their best selling products range from Paddle Pickle Ball to Scorch Football. They offer a traditional Dodgeball that’s sting free (really!) with a soft foam ball. Turning their attention to Dodgeball for younger players, they developed Scatter Dodgeball where it’s more like touch football than football.
When playing a neighborhood touch football game, instead of tackling, kids need only touch the player with the ball. When playing a friendly round of Scatter Dodgeball, tots as young as 5 years old collect wristbands, given out at the start of the game. With instructions provided in every set, this is a gentler take on an old classic. The actual ball is smaller in size and made of foam, eliminating the “ouch” if hit on a soft spot of the body.
Kids and parents cheer the new option for outdoor and indoor play. The rules are simple: one player rolls the enclosed white foam die outlined with colored circles. If you have the matching wristband color – green, red, yellow, purple, blue or orange – you pick up the ball and the rest of the other players scatter. If the person throwing the ball, hits the opponent then they give the thrower their wristband. If the person catches the ball, the thrower must give up their wristband. First person to collect all the wristbands wins. The game involves all the silly ducking, diving and dodging but no hurt feelings or welts!
Available at Target and other big box stores as well as at Amazon, the Scatter Dodgeball set includes1 dice, 1 dodge ball, 12 wristbands (2 of each color) and game instructions. Up to six players can join in for a rousing game. And mom doesn’t have to buy five or six balls for the game!
COOP Scatter Dodgeball
Ages 5+ • $19.99
Looking for a new twist on the classic game of dodgeball? Gather up two to six players and hand out two wristbands of the same color. Players circle-up while one player rolls the dice ball. The player wearing the colored wrist bands that match the color on the dice ball — as it comes to rest — is the thrower for that turn. As the other players scatter, the thrower attempts to hit them with the dodgeball. Players that get hit must surrender a wrist band to the thrower. If the targeted player catches the ball, the thrower must surrender a wristband. The first person to get all the wristbands wins the game!
As their catalog boasts, “At COOP, we believe there’s nothing better than living an active lifestyle, surrounded by family and friends. COOP products support this idea by providing all condition active play products for any skill level.”
Scatter Dodgeball encompasses this mission perfectly by getting youngsters moving, smiling and most important, just being a kid!
About COOP Sports
At COOP, a brand marketed by Swimways Corp, we believe there’s nothing better than living an active lifestyle surrounded by friends, family, and community. COOP products support this idea by providing all conditions recreational sports gear for fun play whether you are in the backyard or at the beach. COOP’s attention to detail shows in quality construction and on-trend graphics for everyone – at any skill level. For more information about COOP, visit http://www.COOP-sports.com.
About Swimways Corp.
Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Swimways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spin Master Ltd., is a leisure and recreational water products manufacturer whose mission is making free time more fun through innovation. It is a company rich in traditional values and respected for the quality and integrity of its products and services. With distribution in over 20,000 storefronts, it markets three unique brands: SwimWays®, Kelsyus® and COOP®. The company’s diverse staff is passionate about developing fun and engaging products for kids. They are equally passionate about making sure kids are safe in and around the water and believe learning to swim is an important life skill. In 2012 they established National Learn to Swim Day, the third Saturday of May each year, dedicated to educating parents and children about water safety and the importance and benefits of learning to swim. Swimways has been helping kids learn to swim for over 50 years — longer than anyone else (except parents, of course!). For more information about Swimways, visit http://www.Swimways.com.
About Spin Master
Spin Master is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™ Dino, Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, and 2016 Toys of The Year, Bunchems and Meccanoid G15. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 82 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 18 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan Battle Brawlers and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,000 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.