The Modern Royal Ballgames™ Now Scouting for Athletes

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Almost 500 years since their brutal suppression by the Conquistadores, the newly formed Modern Royal BallgamesTM program is scouting adventurous athletes, male and female, to play a competitive ballsport derived from the ancient Mesoamerican ballgames. At the Home Depot Center, Carson, CA, on three Saturdays, March 13, 20 & 27, 2010, from 9:00AM to noon.

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Almost 500 years since their brutal suppression by the Conquistadores, the newly formed Modern Royal BallgamesTM program is scouting adventurous athletes, male and female, to play a competitive ballsport derived from the ancient Mesoamerican ballgames. At the Home Depot Center, Carson, CA, on three Saturdays, March 13, 20 & 27, 2010, from 9:00AM to noon.

Near the top of mind of many sports entrepreneurs, promoters and marketers is the pressing issue of how to address and better serve the fast growing Latino/ Hispanic/Chicano affinity audience. The introductory PokatokTM practice ballgame we present prepares athletes to play in the World Tlachbol LeagueTM, our planned spectacular arena ballgame respectfully adapted from their ancient tradition.

Around 3,600 years ago members of the Olmec civilization – the mother culture of the Americas – gathered the gummy latex dripping from rubber trees along the gulf coast. From this material, mixed with other plant extracts, they fashioned the world’s first rubber balls, some weighing up to ten pounds, and invented various games of many types, styles and rules that would be played for 150 generations on over 1,300 elaborate ballcourts by kings and commoners, men and women.

Prospective players (U16 accompanied by parents) should come prepared to play on turf, no cleats, rain or shine. Student community service hours may be available. The first date is free; all others require a $10 workout fee. Please request a detailed map to parking and the Home Depot Center practice field.

Inquire/register online at http://www.meetup.com/pokatok or http://www.pokatok.com/contact and see http://www.ballgame.org or call 626.398.1960.

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