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XTremBol Street Soccer at Prudential Center, Newark
On September 28 XTremBol Street Soccer invades Newark, NJ. A street soccer tournament, a.k.a. “No Scrubz Allowed,” will be played in an outdoor parking area adjacent to Prudential Center in Newark.
By: XTremBol Productions
“I think it will be even better than the first try. We went from possibly having the festival at a $3 million venue to a $375 million venue," said Andres Torres, a Rockaway, NJ resident and founder of XTremBol. Torres was referring to the cancellation of what was billed as the "No Scrubz Allowed Street Soccer Festival" in June by the Morris County Park Commission, which was concerned it might overwhelm the brand new county park on its Greystone property in Parsippany.
Novo read about his plight and the Ironmen, who play their home games at The Rock, interceded. "We can't say enough about them," said another XTremBol principal Eric Yamoza. "This is going to be great for us."
XTremBol bills itself as a match of street soccer, music and culture. XTremBol will display a dozen NJ teams ready to square off in its inaugural tournament and be crowned XTremBol Champ. XTremBol expects the event to draw well from "the immigrant population" in northern New Jersey and from soccer lovers in general. While street soccer may be a foreign concept in the U.S., it’s tremendously popular in Europe and Latin America where young men constantly play unsupervised games on the streets, parking lots, basketball courts and even tennis courts.
“XTremBol is not about fancy tricks,” said Torres, “it’s about playing anywhere, anytime, it's soccer to the Nth degree; 4v4; fast; non-stop; special ball; special goals. Millions of U.S. adults today remember "the good old days" of sand lot baseball, pick up basketball and neighborhood football games – unsupervised games where kids set the mood, culture and rules. XTremBol is no different. It’s all in an effort to promote the sport we love and foster an indelible culture around it,” explains Torres.
XTremBol street soccer is played with a low-bounce ball that is much smaller and heavier than your average soccer ball. There are no goalies and teams must score in 42”X30” goals. Each team fields 4 players and games are non-stop. “It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before,” explains Torres. “Ball and player are constantly on the move. Each touch, pass, and maneuver must be rapid and precise. Because of its size and weight, the XBall requires pin point accuracy – not necessarily power. Likewise, the XGoal requires each shot to count. Overall, the experiences is exhilarating and it fosters a much better soccer player.”
Fans will be treated to the beats and rhythms of several well-known local/regional DJs, and live musical performances by artist such as “El SuperTiguere,”
For more information visit www.XTremBol.com for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.