About this project
Wobblrs™, the only soccer-specific tailgate game, is a recreational and developmental tool that you'll want to play with friends for hours.
Whether you're a skilled or budding soccer player, Wobblrs™ is a fun way to interact with friends while fine tuning valuable skills through unconscious play. Combined with the game's competitive edge, Wobblrs™ will give each pass more focus.
Wobblrs™ started as an idea to become the first soccer-specific tailgate game. Throughout this journey, we quickly realized Wobblrs™ is more than that. We aim to help the next generation of soccer players fall in love with the game while fine tuning basic fundamental skills at a young age.
We are connected with a network of brilliant mentors who have experienced success in bringing physical products to market. The engineering of the product is already complete. By reaching our Kickstarter goal, your pledge will help us purchase molds, start production, and fund a fulfillment center to ensure your orders arrive in a timely manner.
If you love soccer as much as we do, please support our cause and spread the love of the game!
Soccer is the fastest growing sport in the United States and the most popular sport around the world. However, there's not a soccer-specific tailgate game...Until now!
1. Set each Wobblr inline at a distance you are comfortable with.
2. Grab some friends (1v1 or 2v2) and start kicking!
3. Teams stand behind their designated Wobblr and alternate kicks as well as players.
4. Players cannot obstruct the ball while the ball is in play.
- The objective is to hit the opposing team's Wobblr.
- Each hit, which make the Wobblrs™ wobble = 1 point
- First to 11 points wins! You must win by two.
- Players must kick & stand behind the Wobblrs™.
- Obstructing the ball before it crosses the plain of the Wobblr = 1 point for the opposing team.
- Don't be that player who scores on your own goal (Doh!). Hitting your own wobblr pin = 1 point for the opposing team.
- HAVE FUN!
We want the Wobblrs™ culture to have fun and tailor the rules to fit their wants and needs! For example, a few of our friends play a "one touch bonus point" which means if you one-touch a return pass from the opposing team + successful Wobblr hit = 2 points instead of one.
It all started with water bottles and a soccer ball in a parking lot before our favorite soccer team took the field. The game evolved into a fun tailgate game and a great way to spend time with friends. The more we played Wobblrs™ the more we loved it but, the more we loved it, the more we HATED picking up the bottle every time it was knocked over. We noticed other people, including us, often chased water bottles across the parking lot and even crawled under cars to retrieve the bottles. We saw people crush plenty of cans and even shatter glass bottles so we created a product that is fun, safe, and self-rights.
Wobblrs™ is safe for bystanders and eliminates the inconvenience of resetting the pin each time it is knocked down. Wobblrs™ self-right after being struck by the ball allowing more time for play and FUN!
Wobblrs™ is NOT just for social gatherings, such as tailgates or backyard parties, it is a youth development tool for young ballers!
Our youth are the future fans, players, and advocates for the game of soccer. Wobblrs™ makes practicing fun. When kids enjoy Wobblrs™, they will play more between training sessions. They will get thousands of extra touches while spending valuable time with a soccer ball. The extra time spent with a soccer ball, by default, will organically develop a player's fundamental skills. Time spent while playing Wobblrs™ will develop fine motor skills that are 1. Good for all children and 2. Skills that a youth player is required to have to kick a soccer ball with purpose. Wobblrs™ competitive edge will lace each pass with more focus and concentration. The greatest part!? It will happen through unconscious play and through natural enjoyment. This is Wobblrs™.
Wobblrs™ is a great story about two average individuals who are highly motivated by an idea and decided to pursue it. Roberto & Max are avid soccer players who became friends while playing college soccer.
Roberto, a graphic designer, has worked for award-winning branding agencies since graduating college. There's a 99% chance you'll find him at every Sporting KC (MLS) home game chanting along with The Cauldron, Sporting KC's supporter's group.
Max is a school teacher who spends his time educating and inspiring children. He also has extensive experience as a youth, college, and as an olympic development soccer coach. He knows how to connect with kids and make learning fun! Together, they have 50 years of experience playing the game of soccer and are excited about its future in the United States.
There are many others who have helped in one way or another to get Wobblrs™ to where it is today. These good people range from industrial designers, engineers, makers, tinkerers, intellectual property attorneys, marketing professors, entrepreneurship mentors, product development experts, baristas, bartenders, friends and, last but definitely not least, family!
Our trusted manufacturing partners need a minimum financial commitment to get started. By hitting our funding goal, we will be able to put in an order to our manufacturing partners. This enables us to serve the exact customer demand.
With your support, Wobblrs™ can begin and we can start looking into the future. We anticipate to make Wobblrs™ that have an electronic component. We would also like to develop a mobile app to help users keep score and connect you with other players. Ultimately, we hope to some day wrap Wobblrs™ in every MLS crest so you can play while supporting your favorite club team!
Risks and challenges
Have you ever seen something so simple and thought, "I could do that" or "why didn't I think of that!?!" Well, we have too and now we know it's not that simple. There are many moving parts that are involved in order to bring a product to market.
We have already developed working 3D prototypes, which have been tested and perform well. This gives us confidence in Wobblrs™ and its official development. Our biggest challenge is creating a large enough following so that we can financially back the production of the product.
We need your help to spread the word and enlist other soccer lovers.
Molds take time to produce. We will make sure they are done with quality and are completed on time.
It's an exciting mystery of how Wobblrs™ will be accepted—rest assured we have done our market research and know Wobblrs™ is a product that people want.
In the event that things don't go as planned, whether it's a delay in the manufacturing timeline, shipping date, or something else, we promise to communicate honestly with you and work around the clock until we correct the issue. Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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