The Living Room Cup
It’s hard to think of soccer as an indoor game, but as the summer winds down and the weather turns colder, you’ll want to check these out.
The new Shoot & Scoot Soccer game from newcomer Diggin includes one low-profile goal and a funky half-soccer ball that has a superskid base. With the flat side down, the ball glides smoothly over low-pile carpeting. It’s a great way to get younger kids comfortable with basic skills, and it’s also really fun for older kids (and, of course, parents) to play more competitively.
Along a similar line is the Air Soccer Puck from Schylling. This battery powered disc glides on a cushion of air, sort of like a giant air hockey puck. It’s less of an introduction to soccer than it is a soccer-derived novelty game, but it’s good for hours of active, indoor entertainment. Sigh.