“Sportstacking” is a new craze sweeping the world and 431st Services Squadron’s Youth Programs has brought it to the KMC.
to its Web site, “Sportstacking is an exciting individual and team
sport where participants stack and un-stack 12 specially designed
plastic cups in pre-determined sequences.”
provides benefits to both youth and adults alike. Sportstacking
develops important skills such as hand-eye coordination, dexterity and
focus; it also promotes self-confidence, teamwork and good
With over 150 participants, Vogelweh Youth
Programs currently offers lunchtime opportunities at Kaiserslautern
Middle School on Wednesdays and Vogelweh Elementary School on
Thursdays, as well as Sportstacking club each Thursday afternoon at
Vogelweh Youth Programs, Bldg. 1057.
While it is a competitive sport, the real challenge and allure is in attempting to beat personal timed scores.
After completing several rounds of the 3-3-3 stack Natalie DeLeon, age 9, was overheard saying, “I’m Miss 3.84! My best time!”
Youth Programs and Community Activities Center are currently preparing
to host the first tournament in the KMC, sanctioned by the World
Sportsstacking Association during Freedom Fest 2006. Divisions
range from four and under to Seniors (60 and above) with
individual, doubles and team relay timed competitions.
Interested persons can contact Vogelweh Youth Programs at www.431styouthprograms.com or at 0631-536-6504.