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  • 1. History Thachtli is kind of a basketball game The players are the prisoners of war The game is honoring the gods Amapan and Uappatzi the god of the ball court also Huitzilopochtli the god of war The movement of the rubber ball symbolizes the future path of the sun The outcome of the game was very popular and the gambling can reach high levels, just about anything can be gambled (from an ornate feather to a child) It is believed that the losing coach, or even the whole team might have been sacrificed Because it was an honour to be sacrificed, the winning team might have lost there lives
  • 2. Ball The playing ball was roughly the size of a bowling ball The playing ball was made from rubber Natural rubber is made by a number of plants which grow in warm climates Rubber is able to make other items as well in the ancient world such as boots and raincoats The rubber ball weighs about 4-5 Kgs The ball is so hard the players had to wear padding to protect themselves when hitting the ball, but they still can get severely injured
  • 3. Court The court was normally I or H shaped There were stone rings at the end of each court The hoops were about 2-3 meters of the ground The court was usually between 30-60 meters The actual hole in the hoop is about 30CM The hoops were often ornately carved in the form of an animal It was mean to mirror the ball court of the heavens And being the ball court of the underworld where the sun passed each night The game also represented the battle between day and night
  • 4. Ancient Rules The ancient game involved passing the ball from side to side without the ball touching the grounding If the ball touches the ground you lose a point You can only hit the ball with your elbow, hips, buttocks and legs If you hit the ball with the incorrect part of the body you can lose a point for your team The real purpose for the game is to get the ball into the hoop The players are also given kneepads and helmets to protect them from the heavy ball, but this is temporarily because the losers of the game was sacrificed to the gods
  • 5. Adapted Rules We’ll be using the basketball courts and hoops We’ll be using a dodge ball There be almost no contact You can only touch the ball with your body but not your hands If you drop the ball goes to the opposing team You can shoot the ball whoever you like You can only intercept the ball with your body (when you intercept the ball the ball goes to your team) The teams can be mixed gender teams You can’t run with the ball You can’t kick the ball Teams between 12-15
  • 6. The End By: Sonny, Chris and Ethan