Sidebar 2: How to make a soccer ball

Street Soccer has grown in popularity around the world because it can be played almost anywhere. You don’t need a stadium, big field, painted lines, etc. All you need is a ball and some goals. The goals can be anything such as garbage cans, articles of clothing, shoes, and so on. Traditional soccer balls are made of polyester and latex and can cost anywhere from 10 to 100 dollars. Not everyone can afford soccer balls and around the world people get creative to make their own in order to play the world’s most popular sport. In Kenya a homemade soccer ball made from a plastic bag is called a “Juwala Ball,” meaning plastic waste. Here is how to make one.

About davidmehr

I'm a Journalism student at the University of Oregon. I'm also a rock climbing instructor and a soccer referee.
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