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Boise kids get a kick out of “footbag” competition

Boisean and Footbag Hall of Famer Daryl Genz, right, passes on his tips to kids at the 2016 US Open Freestyle Footbag Championships in Boise on Sunday. From right: Nico Nemeth, 10; Camden Hopkins, 14; Chloe Hopkins, 12; and Jocelyn Nemeth, 8.
Boisean and Footbag Hall of Famer Daryl Genz, right, passes on his tips to kids at the 2016 US Open Freestyle Footbag Championships in Boise on Sunday. From right: Nico Nemeth, 10; Camden Hopkins, 14; Chloe Hopkins, 12; and Jocelyn Nemeth, 8. nblanchard@idahostatesman.com

Boisean and Footbag Hall of Famer Daryl Genz passed on his tips and tricks – as well as some basic skills – to youngsters interested in the art of footbag (also known as Hacky Sack) at the 2016 US Open Freestyle Footbag Championships this weekend.

The youth workshop was a precursor to two days of competition held at Boise State University’s Centennial Amphitheatre.

Competition consists of two-minute routines put on by a single footbagger, and “circle,” where four players take turns trying to “outshred” one another.

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