A Mesoamerican Ball Game


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  • Hello My Name is April and I am here to tell you a bit about the Aztec and Mayan game Tlachtli. Come tour the playing fields with me as I tell you some facts about this Mesoamerican ball game.
  • In some ways Tlachtli is like football because the players wore padding to protect themselves.
  • In other ways it was like basketball because the goal of the game was to shoot a heavy rubber ball into a hoop/ring.
  • Finally, Tlachtli was like soccer because you could not touch the ball with your hands. You could only use your hips, feet, and torso.
  • Tlachtli was played with medium sized rubber balls that weighed over 4 kilos.
  • Hey look, We are back where we started.
  • Storyboard By Alexi Grabia
  • Overall Tlachtli is a fun game that is still played in Mexico today and thanks for learning some facts about the game with me.
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