The Bankshot Sports Organization offers many different family sports, which are non-aggressive by design, including: Bankshot Basketball, Bankshot Tennis, Bankshot Pitch and Throw, and Bankshot Soccer.
Bankshot Sports are family sports because players do not play against one another but along-side one another. Bankshot Sports are non-running and non-exclusionary accommodating wheelchair players, the physically and cognitively challenged, grandparents, children and everyone else at the same time. These sports are called "Total -Mix Sports based on Universal Design"
An important and novel aspect about Bankshot is its educational merit. The game offers an enriched play environment composed of a series of novel sport challenges that invigorate the brain with mind-nurturing play experiences. Bankshot's design is also intended to stimulate motor coordination in a dynamic kid-friendly, inclusionary game. Because of Bankshot's spatial relationships, particularly in geometrical composition and court design, the Bankshot court is part of a new genre in the art/play/think world of wonder. It combines creative and scientific elements to produce and advanced participatory art form for today's young person. Bankshot is pure physics: an exercise in translating science into action. (Florida Park & Recreation Quarterly)
Bankshot Sports take up about one half a tennis court in size, accommodating as many as 80-100 children, teachers and families at one time in an hour's time offer all of the familiar sports skills. The objective is to eliminate features of sports that tend to separate people, such as offense/defense/ strength, stamina, speed and gender. Bankshot Sports are based upon skill, practice and intelligence. These are games which sharpen the mind and provide the challenge of intellectual stimulation.
Bankshot Bankboards have been displayed in two international Art museums, the Museum of Modern Art (New York) Design Department and the Israel National Museum in Jerusalem, as Sports/Structures. The Boston Children's Museum has built a permanent pavilion exhibiting Bankshot Bankboard as sport sculptures.
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"We played at the Bankshot today. All the children had a great time - not just the 'sporty' ones! The teachers were commenting how good it was that so many kids could play at the same time. Thanks!!"Helen Cordova