The HUNGERBALL Games

HUNGERBALL is all-on-all soccer for parties, training, and tournaments.

Ever wondered who would come first if the world’s best players like Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Suárez, Hazard and Sanchez were able to play against each other all-on-all?

Who do you think is the best player in your team and do they have a strategy to win?

That’s what HUNGERBALL is all about: may the most hungry for the ball win!

HUNGERBALL consists of a specially designed, inflatable, fully-enclosed arena featuring six mini goals for six players, each defending own goal, one ball, no hands. A range of individual and team games, along with training & development games can be played.

Ricki Herbert

“I see a lot of potential in HUNGERBALL for attracting kids to clubs and also for training and individual soccer tournaments. I am glad it has come out of New Zealand”

Ricki Herbertformer All Whites and Wellington Phoenix Coach and HUNGERBALL International Ambassador

HUNGERBALL Benefits

HUNGERBALL is revolutionising the way soccer is played and trained.

Play The HUNGERBALL Way

  • HUNGERBALL is huge fun to play. Over and over again, we’ve seen new players automatically tap into their primal ludic and territorial instincts.
  • HUNGERBALL offers the purest way of competing; with team-based football/futsal one can never tell for sure if winning is down to player or team.
  • HUNGERBALL allows for an infinity of ways to play, including 3 teams x 2, where players have own goal but team up to attack and defend together.
  • HUNGERBALL has a wide scope and appeal, catering for all ages, genders, and abilities.
  • HUNGERBALL can be played for community fun, skills training and official tournaments.

Train & Develop The HUNGERBALL Way

  • HUNGERBALL is about thinking out of the square and into a circle, which is more real-life than soccer as players’ field of awareness is a circle not a square.
  • Players attack and defend at the same time, with risk and opportunity all around.
  • Players are constantly within reach of both the ball and other competitors, increasing intensity tenfold.
  • The ball never flies out, the only time play stops is when one gets it out their goal to resume play from the centre.
  • In-the-moment decision making is based on risk/benefit analysis (the more risk, the more opportunity) and anticipation/awareness of others’ positions & movements.
  • Strategising and tactics are as important as skills; sometimes passing to the “right” opponent may be your best move.
  • Effective attacking decisions are rewarded with goal scoring; conversely, ineffective defence decisions are sanctioned with conceding.
  • Facing attack from five others at once on a regular basis increases self-reliance under pressure.