GaGa Ball Pits
If you’re looking for a high-quality, durable, and easy-to-set-up GaGa Ball Pit for your school, camp, YMCA, rec center, neighborhood park, or backyard, you’ve come to the right place.
Why Do People Choose Our GaGa Pits Over All the Rest?
We’ve been producing these GaGa Ball Pits longer than any other company in the United States and our customers are extremely happy with the durability and customizable shapes and dimensions our GaGa Pit design allows for. Our proprietary GaGa Pit system is tough, lightweight, portable, and can be set up by two people in under ten minutes for either indoor or outdoor use. It’s strong enough to be a permanent structure and portable enough to move from place to place as needed.
GaGa Ball is an increasingly popular game being played all over the country. Gym teachers, school administrators, camp directors, PTAs, and parents from every state are all looking for the best GaGa Ball Pits for sale that fits their organization’s needs and budget.
How do you know which GaGa Pit is the right one for your group? There are a multitude of options out there running the gamut on price, materials, size, and sturdiness. How do you know you’re getting the right GaGa Ball Pit design?
Whether you decide to work with SRG on this decision or not, we want to provide you with answers to your most important questions as well as some helpful guidance along the way. Buying a GaGa Ball Pit should be a one-time activity that leads you to years of play with your students, guests, kids, and athletes.
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What Are Standard GaGa Pit Dimensions?
Exactly how big is a GaGa Ball Pit? That depends on your player-number needs and the space you have available. Our GaGa Ball Pits come in four common sizes:
Mega (36’ x 36’) which can fit up to 44 kids, Official (26’ x 26’) which can fit up to 28 kids, Junior (20’ x 22’) which can fit up to 20 kids, and Mini (15’ x 18’) Gaga Pits which can fit up to 12 kids.
All of our GaGa Ball Pits are customizable up or down in 2 ft increments. Each wall on our GaGa Ball Pits is a sturdy 42 inches high which prevents kids from tripping or falling over them. We’ve found that most GaGa Ball Courts for sale on the market have shorter walls but this added height not only keeps the dimensions of the official game, it also makes playing GaGa Ball safer for the kids inside.
While these are the four standard sizes we offer, our GaGa Ball Pit dimensions are highly customizable in shape. For instance, our Official Gaga Pit can be shrunken down into a Junior Gaga Pit. Your pit can grow or shrink as needed while your players increase or decrease in number or age.
Should I Buy a GaGa Pit DIY Kit or a Commercial GaGa Pit?
When looking for a GaGa Ball Pit for sale, customers are faced with two main options: go the DIY route or order a commercial GaGa Pit. Choosing whether to buy a factory-made court or GaGa Ball Pit plans depends on whether you want to tackle the added risks of building your own or if you want to leave those important dimensions and details to skilled professionals.
GaGa Ball Pit Kit instructions and kits may appear less expensive than commercial pits but cost far more in terms of the time you’ll invest. The cost to build your own GaGa Pit can increase rapidly and it’s likely that you’re only going to get one shot to provide one for your school or camp so building one only to find out it’s the wrong size or made from the wrong materials can be devastating.
DIY GaGa Ball Courts need to be sourced and built from scratch which could take hours or days and the resulting pit likely won’t last long if exposed to the elements or intense use by players. Nor can they be easily relocated should the need arise, which will end up skyrocketing the GaGa Ball pricing in the long run.
Our commercial GaGa Ball Pit sets up in a fraction of the time taking only ten minutes and two staff members – and you’re sure to get the right GaGa Pit dimensions the first time around. Our pits are more durable and can withstand being set up and taken down time and time again – with no tools needed – to be used indoors or outdoors and are better able to weather the seasons.
We’ve been creating portable GaGa Ball Pits longer than any other company and our clients are still happily using pits they bought from us years ago!
What Materials Should We Use to Build Our GaGa Pit?
The biggest mistake people make is building a GaGa Pit out of wood. While you can build a GaGa Pit using wood from the hardware store or construct one from a kit, if you’re after durability, you want to invest in tough, rotationally-molded plastic pit walls. Wood GaGa Pits won’t hold up to ever-changing weather or enthusiastic use as well as our plastic, portable, customizable courts will.
In addition, wood GaGa Ball Courts could leave unnecessary room for injury via splinters, nails, sharp corners, metal brackets, or gaps between pieces that could snag clothing or players. Our ProWall system corners are molded in one piece to avoid pinched fingers and there’s no need for nails or brackets or any metal pieces.
Each of our 8 ft long straight panels is 90 lbs (gate is 110 lbs) and the corner panels are 35 lbs each, so the combined weight of one GaGa Pit along with its shape creates enough stability to keep it locked in place if you wanted the pit to be permanent. However, if you want to disassemble and move the GaGa Pit or make it smaller or a different shape, you can easily take it apart piece-by-piece.
We’ve found this is the best solution on the market for durability, safety, ease-of-use, and budget.
How Much Does a GaGa Ball Pit Cost?
One of the most common questions we receive is ‘How much is a GaGa pit?” The materials you choose and whether you decide to build your own or not will determine your GaGa Ball Pit price. Honestly, the costs of a GaGa Pit go far beyond the numbers on the receipt.
You want to consider your budget, of course, but also consider the time required to build or dismantle the GaGa Court, the durability of the materials, the importance of getting the size and dimensions right – the first time. Some of our customers came to us because they tried to build their own GaGa Pit but struggled with the process. We’ve perfected the method and the product – our commercial GaGa Ball Pits take all the guesswork out and leave you with a simple construction process.
Our GaGa Pits cost between $3,000 and $6,000 and last many years longer than pits made out of wood or other materials. Our GaGa Ball Pits come in white as the standard color but custom colors can be requested for an additional cost. Customers can order GaGa Ball Courts that are blue, black, red, green, tan, or nearly any other color. Plus, these pits can be moved to a new space if your school, camp, or rec center needs to switch things up – no need to purchase a new pit for a new location!
Often, buying a GaGa Pit is a one-time thing and you want to make sure you’re getting the right product from the get-go.
What Is GaGa Ball?
The GaGa Ball game is believed to have originated in Israel before migrating to the United States.
In Hebrew, ‘ga’ means hit or touch and in this game, the ball must touch the ground twice before being considered ‘in play’ which is likely the reason behind the name.
The GaGa Ball Pit is an octagon enclosure in which the game is played.
How To Play GaGa Ball
To begin the game, each player must have at least one hand touching the wall of the GaGa Pit.
- One person will throw the ball in the air so that it bounces three times.
- On each bounce the players yell “Ga” “Ga” “Ga.”
- On the third bounce the ball is in play and the GaGa game has begun.
- You can hit the ball with open hands, but picking up the ball and throwing it at a player is not allowed.
- Hitting the ball with a closed hand or a “fist” is not allowed.
- If the ball touches a player anywhere on or below the waist (in some versions, below the knee), that player is eliminated from the game.
- The first player eliminated from the game functions the gate – opening and closing it when others are eliminated.
- A player cannot touch the ball two times sequentially, the ball must hit another player or wall before that player can touch the ball again. If the player violates this rule, it is called a double touch and that player is out. Some versions of the game allow double or even triple touches.
- If a player hits the ball out of the court, and the ball doesn’t hit anybody, then the player who hit it is out.
- If a player hits the ball at another player and the ball hits that player above the waist, then the player who hit the ball is out.
- The player cannot kick the ball (as this is touching the ball below the waist).
- When only two, three or four players remain, another gaga ball may be tossed into the gaga pit and it becomes “live”. The same rules as above apply and any player touched by either ball is eliminated.
- When one player has eliminated all other players, the game is over and a new one may begin.
- Add your own rules or have your students come up with one or more additional rules. These new rules are known as “house” rules and will be added to this “rule book” to give the kids a sense of ownership over this area.
Call us for a no-pressure chat to answer your GaGa Ball questions to make sure you find the right pit for your organization.
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