Tampa Bay Bubble Ball Soccer
Tampa Bay Bubble Ball Soccer

Basic Preparation

Some basics to think about upfront are to wear properly fitting activewear and properly hydrate before, during, and after the game. 

  • Think of expensive things that may break or tear (personal items or our balls).

  • No open-toed shoes or sandals allowed.

  • No cleats, casts, body braces, belts with sharp buckles.

  • No watches/activity trackers or jewelry (rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces).

  • ​No eyeglasses/sunglasses – unless wearing sports goggles.

  • No cell phones, cameras, or keys on players. Nothing in pockets.

Basically consider anything that may break you, your property, or our equipment.  Any of that sounds bad.  

Bubble Ball Soccer ~Rules

We "loosely" follow traditional soccer rules. For example, there are no Off-Sides and a little extra contact is expected!


You start the game with the soccer ball in the middle of the field. The players stand on their prospective goal lines & when the ref blows the whistle everyone runs to the ball at the same time resulting in some Bubble Ballers rolling around on the ground!


We are flexible with team size based on the number of participants and locations, but typically:

  • Each team will have 4 or 5 players.
    • In-game line changes are allowed with extra players in rotation.
  • Games are generally 5-8 minutes long. (Think sprints not one long marathon)
    • This creates multi-game opportunities and more player rotations.
    • Rest, refit, strategy.... laugh a little, and of course, find water!
  • The only time anyone can be in a Bubble Ball is when the player is on the field playing in the game.
  • No hitting players when the player is already down.
  • No hitting other players when the soccer ball is out of bounds.
  • No blindsiding - the players must be actively pursuing the soccer ball while playing.
  • Players must keep their shoulder straps up on shoulders, hold handles up, and keep their head inside the bubble ball at all times
  • No headbutting, diving, or tackling!
  • No jumping on bubble balls.
  • Stop on the whistle!


  • Moms, Dads, Friends, Kids!!
    • No one on the field except Active Players and the Referees.
    • Take photos from the sideline!
    • If the Bubble Ball gets punctured please let the ref know.


FLEXIBILITY: We love new game ideas and modifications.  Requests will be based on the abilities, conditioning, and maturity of the participants while weighing expectations of safe and fair gameplay.


Remember: Hydration Is Continuous!

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Tampa Bay Bubble Ball Soccer operates under a registered Limited Liability Company in the state of Florida.