3 minutes, 2 players, 1 ball
2 players square off in a 1-on-1 duel.
Just when you thought it's another a street soccer face off, the players throw out their best breakdance moves to the bass thumping hip hop urban music
That is REDBULL STREET STYLE for you.
Following the runaway success of the Red Bull Street Style 2008, which culminated in the first ever World Finals in Sao Paulo, the global freestyle football competition returns for 2009/10 to keep the world freestyle elite on their toes and the tricks fresh.
It’s time to get up, get back on it, and get practising: Red Bull Street Style is back!
And for the first time, Singapore will have a chance to send a representative to this prestigious event, which is considered the World Cup of freestyle football.
For all those backyard ballers out there who had seen footage of the lastWorld Finals in Brazil on television, and were blown away by the skills of reigning world champion Séan Garnier from France, this is your chance to make a name for yourselves on the freestyle football scene.
In 2008, 45 countries from all four corners of the globe took on the challenge by sending the winners of their respective national finals to the World Finals in Brazil, the spiritual home of the Beautiful Game. The 2009/10 Red Bull Street Style is set to step it up a level, with hundreds of national qualifying tournaments expected across the planet before the best of the best meet for the final showdown in Cape Town, South Africa, in April 2010, just a couple of months before the Fifa World Cup is due to take place on the same continent.
This is arguably Singapore’s best chance of making it to the world finals of any footballing event. We once dream of seeing the Lions making it to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but now a Singaporean will actually be there to fly the Singapore flag. Who will walk away with this ultimate prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to take part in the Red Bull Street Style 2009/10 World Finals?
We shall find out come 8 November 2009, when the Red Bull Street Style Singapore national qualifier takes place at *Scape Youth Park. One of the judges at the Singapore national qualifier is none other than the reigning world champion himself, as Séan Garnier will be invited back to Singapore to showcase his amazing repertoire of ball wizardry.
Entry is now open for any resident of Singapore who thinks he has what it takes to be our proud flag bearer.
Those interested can register online at www.redbullstreetstyle.com.
Streetstylers looking for the ultimate kick will also have the chance to set up their own personal Baller Profile’, where they can upload images and videos of themselves, and show the other streetstylers who’s really got the skills to pay the bills.
Sign up now!
What: Red Bull Street Style 2009 Singapore national qualifier
When: 8 November 2009
Where: *Scape Youth Park, 113 Somerset Road
To make the cut, judges will be evaluating the three minute flow based on control, creativity and style. The winner advances to the next round. There are no limits – other than a requirement that the ball and performer stay within a 7-metre wide (27-foot)