The biggest challenges thus far in home schooling Zaira have been P.E. and meeting other CAVA students. In hopes of achieving both in one step we headed up to Milpitas yesterday for a few hours of dodgeball at Great Jump Sports, billed as “the ultimate trampoline party experience”.
Essentially, the entire building is occupied with two very large sections of trampoline (enough trampoline space for more than 100 simultaneous jumpers!) with one dedicated to “general jumping” and the other set aside for dodgeball games. At this CAVA event about 20 kids and adults competed in about a dozen matches over a two hour period.
Zaira (who hates anything resembling physical activity, much less actual exercise) had more fun then she’s had in ages and worked up a huge sweat in the process as well. So it seems we knocked the “physical education” half of our challenge out, but unfortunately, the other half remain s daunting.
There was a 14 year old from Santa Cruz there, but she wasn’t playing dodgeball and was there seeking other high school students. There was also a 13 year old boy and a 12 year old girl, but with the intensely competitive dodgeball games Z didn’t get a chance to grab any numbers or email addresses.
Still, the outing was successful overall and I highly recommend Great Jump to anyone looking for a unique and interesting workout method. Personally, I can’t wait until the promised dodge ball tournaments and/or leagues materialize.
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