A: We maintain a (free) mailing list and send out bi-annual updates concerning upcoming events.
Q:How does one find out about upcoming contests, or tournaments?
A: 1) Check out the footbag worldwide web site at: http://www.footbag.org
2) Become a member of the World Footbag Association for $1 lifetime membership, plus $5 per year for subscription to magazine. It has a listing of upcoming events.
3) Join the "footbag listserve" (an internet mailing list) by sending a request for subscription (free) by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your real name as well as your email address.
Q: What are some events that you might expect to see at tournaments?
A: Footbag Freestyle and Footbag Net.
Q: Do you have any tips for someone who is hoping to enter tournaments?
A: Get to a tournament and enter as a beginner. Don't lurk around and watch... the beginner events are designed for first timers and are a lot of fun!
Q: How would someone become a member of World Footbag Association?
A: You could call them at 1-303-278-9797 and they will send you a footbuck (a membership application).
Q: How can you start your own tournaments?
A: Call us at: 312-237-9255 and we will be happy to assist.
Q: What is it that you enjoy most about footbag sports?
A: Comaraderie. The friendships amongst the athletes is the greatest thing. And the sport is so much fun!
Q: Do you have any training secrets, or practice methods for footbag?
A: If you are learning freestyle, get the Tricks of the Trade video from the WFA. If you are an intermediate freestyler, get the "RAW SHRED-Tales of the BAP" video, also from the WFA, and also available on the internet at the FBWW site.
Q: How do you select a footbag that is right for you?
A: Try many of them. In the past, during the evolution of my game, I have played with Sipa-Sipa's, Hacky Sacks, Flying Clipper products, Cole's footbags, Protons and many more. Currently I have been using the Hu-Mungis Freestyle Footbag exclusively, and recently, I got sponsored by them. I highly recommend them (I was using them for two years before being sponsored by them).
Q: Do you have anything else you would like to add?
A: Did someone say "add"? I recommend the strength of knowledge. Learn the system, in other words, find out what the rules are to your event and study them (all available on the internet through the footbag worldwide site).
Scott Davidson's Bio (abridged version)
Scott was born and raised in the Chicago area, specifically a suburb by the name of Oak Park. He started playing footbag recreationally during his Junior year of high school after his repeated ankle injuries kept him from aggressively pursuing the sport of disc ultimate. He went pro (perhaps prematurely) at his first World Footbag Championships appearance in 1985. He has attended worlds every year since then, improving each year. During that time he has directed the Midwest Regional Footbag Championships; 1997 will be its lucky 13th annual. In 1993 Scott stopped competing in "overall" events, and began specializing in freestyle only. Scott is a member of the Big Add Posse (BAP) where he has been annointed the nickname of "Enlightener" for his freestyle saavy.
Valeria Davidson's Bio (abridged version)
Valeria Ryszawyj-Davidson, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, began playing footbag since just before she got married to Scott in 1991. She has been attending World Footbag Championships since 1991 and loves it! Her footbag career has since focused on freestyle. She is the co-director of the Midwest Regional Footbag Championships and she is currently the top ranked female freestyler in Illinois (and ranked 6th in the world in 1995). She looks forward to competing in all the freestyle events she can, and meeting new people and making new friends!
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