KRAKÓW, POLAND, 27-31.07.2022

From July 27 to 31, 2022, at the Jordan Park, Wisla Sport Hall, Forum Przestrzenie, Krakus Mound and in front of Bill Hickman bar in Kazimierz district, you will be able to cheer and personally take part in competitions where the main character is a small ball – in Poland often called zośka, but all around the world known as Footbag. Some useful information below!


Footbag is the name of the game that is known all over the world – from China through the USA to Europe. In interwar Poland, it was known as ‘zośka’, it consisted of bouncing with your feet in a circle composed of several people with a small bag or ball of lead with shuttlecocks made of yarn. As an official sport, footbag developed in the USA, from where it reached Europe in 1995.

There are currently two main competitive footbag disciplines:

  • Footbag Net – playing through the net with a small, hard ball – netbag. You can play only with your feet and the netbag cannot fall to the ground, which makes it quite a technical sport – professionally rich in spectacular attacks and blocks;
  • Footbag Freestyle – juggling soft footbag with your legs and performing a variety of tricks, where the technique, level of difficulty and the style of their execution count.
  • and more street disciplines:

  • Footbag Golf – a sport where precise kicking to the target with various footbags counts, and the winner is the player with the fewest kicks;
  • 2 Squares – a classic game for points played on two squares, where you score a point after hitting a bag into the opponent’s field.


    Tuesday, July 26:

    12:00 – 19:00 – BC24 – Welcome point & early registration

    12:00 Walkative Tour in Old Krakow for worlds participants

    20:00 Welcome Party @ Punkt Docelowy

    Wednesday, July 27:

    Park Jordana (sun) / Wisla Sport Hall (rain):

    11:00 Final Registration / Players Meeting

    11:30 Open / Intermediate Singles

    14:30 Lunch Break

    15:00 Open / Intermediate Singles

    20:00 Afterparty @ Hevre

    Thursday, July 28:

    Park Jordana (sun) / Wisla Sport Hall (rain):

    11:00 Players Meeting

    11:30 Open / Intermediate / Mixed Doubles & Freestyle Request Contest

    14:30 Lunch Break

    15:00 Open / Intermediate / Mixed Doubles & Freestyle Events

    20:00 Afterparty @ Hype Park

    Friday, July 29:

    Park Jordana (sun) / Wisla Sport Hall (rain):

    11:00 Players Meeting

    11:30 Open / Intermediate / Mixed Doubles & Freestyle Routines, Battles, Sick3 and Shred30 qualifications

    14:30 Lunch Break

    17:00 Open Singles Final

    20:00 Afterparty @ Bill Hickman

    Saturday, July 30:

    Park Jordana (sun) / Wisla Sport Hall (rain):

    12:00 Players Meeting

    12:30 Open Singles / Doubles / Mixed Net semis/3th place

    15:00 Open Doubles Final

    19:00 Freestyle Finals – Routines, Battles, Battle Footbag vs. Football & Afterparty @ Forum Przestrzenie

    Sunday, July 31:

    11:30 Players Meeting

    12:00 Kids Tournament / Workshops / Pickup Session, Freestyle Circle + Last Man Standing

    14:00 International Event

    15:00 Sepak Takraw Event

    20:00 Kiss & Ride Party

    Due to unforeseen circumstances and changes in the weather, organizers reserve the right to change the schedule and announce it during the event.


    Please register as a player on footbag.org:


    Here you have map with competition & afterparty spots. If there will be good weather we’ll play outside in popular sports park (JORDAN) on tartan surface in shade of trees. In case of bad weather – we’ll play in a sport hall (Wisla Krakow New Hall).

    Important note about accomodation – we did some research near JORDAN Park and marked it on the map. You can also rent rooms/apartments in Old Kazimierz District – very known of hundreds of bars and restaurants and its UNESCO heritage. Best way to do it is just booking.com or airbnb (Krakow is hardcore touristic city, so you have plenty of options). You can easily move between spots with electric scooters (Bolt is supercheap) as they are very popular in Krakow.

    BC24 – Bożego Ciała 24 – Bożego Ciała 24 st., Kraków – Welcome & Early Registration Spot

    Since the beginning many people called BC24 „place”, not only „shop”. With many concerts, exhibitions and sport events – 140m2 is full of urban culture connected with urban and extreme sports, sneakers collectors, streetwear designers, graffiti, street art and comic book artists and of course music – day by day you can meet here producers and DJ’s connected with turntablism movement. You can also buy here good vinyls and taste delicious and cheap espresso coffee. And of course this is official MANIAC spot!

    PARK JORDANA – 3 Maja 11 st., Kraków – Official Outside Competition Spot

    Biggest sport park in Krakow with many citizens. There are plenty sport spots like basketball, volleyball, football, tennis, fit park, boule court, climbing wall, skate park, sledge hill, cafes and more…

    WISLA KRAKOW NEW HALL – Reymonta 22 st., Kraków – Official Inside Competition Spot

    Wisla Krakow is well known sport polish club and we booked training hall where, if weather will be rainy, we have space for all footbag disciplines.

    KOPIEC KRAKA (The Krakus Mound) – Kraków

    The Krakus Mound is the oldest one in Krakow, and the largest prehistoric mound in Poland. The age and the original purpose of the mound remain a mystery, although religious and memorial purposes have been ascribed to the mounds. Official story says that it’s resting place of Kraków’s mythical founder, the legendary King Krak. Similar to other ancient structures, such as Stonehenge, the Krakus Mound may have been constructed with astronomy in mind. If one stands on the Krakus Mound and looks towards Wanda Mound at sunrise on the morning of Beltane, the second-largest Celtic feast day, one will see the sun rise directly over Wanda Mound. This is great place to be and even better to play Open Golf competition:)

    Forum Przestrzenie – Konopnickiej 28 st., Kraków

    Known and loved by locals and tourists great place to chill and party

    Bill Hickman – Józefa 11 st., Kraków

    Official MANIAC funk & reggae bar in heart of Old Kazimierz District:) Strictly for % lovers. Also place for freestyle jam and friendly 2 squares / mini net on the street:)

    HEVRE – Beera Meiselsa 18 st., Kraków

    HEVRE is located in former old jewish prayer house and combines several spaces – a cafe, restaurant, bar, music club with 3 levels and a place of creative work. Unconventional events are hosted here – the sounds of music resound, knowledge is shared by specialists from various fields, ideas for personal development and social activity are presented by animators and trainers, artists and people representing the cultural environment encourage participation in cultural life.

    Punkt Docelowy (eng: Final Destination) – Staromostowa 1 st., Kraków

    Second Official MANIAC Bar in heart of Old Podgórze District:) Also strictly for % lovers and place for welcome party:)


    Krakow is a beautiful city where you can spend a lot of time in any way you like. Do you like visiting monuments? In Krakow, you will find the largest medieval market square in Europe, hundreds of churches, zero-class buildings and a cultural park entered on the UNESCO list. You will also find hundreds of restaurants and bars of all kinds in one place, where there is always something happening every day. For those actively relaxing – the surrounding valleys near Krakow, Jordan Park, Błonia, Kościuszko, Krak, Wanda and Piłsudski Mounds or Zakrzówek and Twardowski Rocks – all this will provide you some nature and healthy trip.

    The competition itself takes place in the very center of Krakow – near Kazimierz, Podgórze and the Market Square – where you basically have everything in place.

    Glossary for visitors:

    • bania [banya] – a glass of vodka, eg 6 banya, please!
    • piwo – beer
    • siemanko – hello!
    • zośka – footbag;)
    • sznycel [schnitzel] – local minced cutlet, for example, a schnitzel with potatoes
    • pierogi – polish dumplings
    • na pole – to go outside, for example, hey, let’s go na pole!


    Host: MANIAC Team