Come play The Mayan Ball Game, a mashup of the ancient Mayan Ball Game and NYC street basketball, at the New Museum Ideas City Festival on Saturday May 30th.
Games run from 12-5pm at the basketball courts in Sara D Roosevelt Park, corner of Chrystie and Stanton.
Sign up to play here:
Ideas City website:
MAYAN BALL GAME RULES:
Play is like basketball except:
1. The ball is a dodgeball
2. THE ENTIRE BACKBOARD IS THE GOAL
If the ball hits anywhere on the front end of backboard,
including the rim and the side, a score is recorded. The
net is not considered part of the backboard; if the ball
only hits the net it is not a score.
3. Players may score using one of four different body parts: the wrist, head, elbow, or knee. Wrist shots are worth 1 point, head shots are 2 points, elbow shots 3 points, and knee shots 4 points.
Alley Oops one touch scores where the player is off the ground, are worth +1 points.