Surprising Sunday: Sport Stacking

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"You learn something new every day."

Did you know there is such a thing as Sport Stacking?  The World Sport Stacking Association is dedicated to promoting the sport.   What is Sport Stacking? Sport Stacking is an individual and team sport that involves stacking 9 or 12 specially designed cups in pre-determined sequences as fast as you can. 

I first ran across this Wednesday morning when I turned on the TV to watch the local news.  Apparently, the last channel I had on was ESPN and The World Sport Championship was being telecast on that channel when I turned it on.  I got engrossed in it.

At first I was a bit befuddled as to why kids would spend their time doing this but the more I watched and learned, the benefits of the sport became more clear.   If you watch, you will realize this takes tremendous focus and hand-to-eye coordination.  It develops both sides of the brain in a child and can be very beneficial in many ways throughout the child's life. 

Speed stacking started in Oceanside, California in 1981 and as of 2015 had 618,394 registered members.   I don't have the most current numbers. 

Here is a short video of a champion stacker who appeared on the Queen Latifah show.

I find it fascinating.  I hope you do too! 


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Carol Williams
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Hi Nina Hollander ,
It does seem a bit odd to be a sport but it is.  I was amazed at watching some other videos of team competitions. 

Aug 12, 2018 07:10 AM #11
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,
It's pretty fascinating when you consider the impact on brain development  while a child is still young. 

Aug 12, 2018 07:11 AM #12
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Hi Wayne Martin ,
I was amazed to discover there are over 600,000 members in the organization. 

Aug 12, 2018 07:12 AM #13
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Hi Brian England ,
I kind of thought the same thing until I did a little more research.  There is a significant effect on the development of the whole brain. This is especially effective on children. 

Aug 12, 2018 07:13 AM #14
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Carol,

That is a new one for me.  Glad to hear that this aids brain development, and it takes time off from their smart phones.  A

Aug 12, 2018 07:35 AM #15
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Hi Carol Williams - I have seen this before but now that you explain the benefits, I can see there are some great reasons to teach children this at an early age to develop this coordiation. 

Aug 12, 2018 07:37 AM #16
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Glad to see those cups being put to better use than beer pong. ;)  It is impressive to watch his hands fly...incredible. D 

Aug 12, 2018 07:50 AM #17
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Hi Alexandra,
The team events are another dimension of this sport that is quite interesting.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Aug 12, 2018 08:14 AM #18
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ,
On the surface, it does seem kind of silly but once I did a bit more research I was fascinated.  The team events are another dimension to the sport. 

Aug 12, 2018 08:16 AM #19
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Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,
I guess those cups have more uses than we realized, eh? 

As it turns out, though, they use special cups with holes in the bottom to reduce wind resistence for speed.   

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Hi Carol

Well that was new to me! Interesting that it started in Oceanside, the next town over from Carlsbad when I am. I can see how it could have some benefits.

Jeff

Aug 12, 2018 08:19 AM #21
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS ,
They have a team category too.  Pretty cool.

Aug 12, 2018 08:29 AM #22
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I have seen this in real competition. It is amazing how fast they do this

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Carol I've seen this along the way and it is kind of interesting. It takes a lot of focus and coordination for sure. Kind of like golf......

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This just goes to show that there is a sport for everyone and it doesn't have to be football.

Aug 12, 2018 11:19 AM #25
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It is amazing, isn't it William Feela . It's all about muscle memory.

Aug 12, 2018 12:19 PM #26
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HI Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 ,
At least golf isn't about speed.  When I mess up it's usually because I need to slow down my swing.  The focus and coordination part... yes indeed! 

Aug 12, 2018 12:21 PM #27
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Hi Joe Pryor ,
At least none of these contestants can blame any brain trauma on their sport.  It's good for the brain. 

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Hi Carol- you know I've seen it once on television but didn't really know much about it. How interesting!!!  It might not replace my favorite sport but I find it pretty entertaining. 

Aug 12, 2018 04:50 PM #29
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Hi Kathy Streib ,
The team events are interesting to watch also.

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