How to Play Hoover-Ball

This game was invented by President Herbert Hoover’s personal physician, Joel T. Boone to keep the president fit. Since then, it has now become a loved activity in our community where we co-host the Hoover-Ball Championships each year.

The National Championships are powered by Whitney’s Wings!

Stay tuned for the 36th Annual Hoover-Ball National Championships

Adult Hoover-Ball

Whitney’s Wings will once again be coordinating all Hoover-Ball Activities! Watch this space for online registration for our Adult tournament that plays during Hoover’s Hometown Days in West Branch, Iowa. Watch for the registration link to open in March.

Congratulations to our champions!

2023 Women’s Division – Got Hoover Balls
Heather Slings, Aryn Jones, Haylie Franklin, McKenna Sexton

2023 Men’s Division – Decade of Dominance
Clay Cook, Cole Cook, Cael Fiderlein, Kelby Burger

Hoover-Ball winners posing with trophy

Youth Hoover-Ball

Our Youth tournament is a free, with donation, event in West Branch, Iowa. Every participant will be given a t-shirt and winners will be awarded individual medals. Registration will open June 1 and closes on Thursday before the games. DI and DII teams are co-ed and divisions are not split up by gender. There are now four youth divisions and the break-down is as follows:

  • Division I – students entering grades 4 and 5
  • Division IIstudents entering grades 6 and 7
  • Division III Males – male students entering grades 8 and 9*
  • Division III Femalesstudents entering grades 8 and 9*

*The male and female divisions in DIII will combine if either division does not meet a three team minimum.

Top top donation team will earn trophies!

Youth Hoover-Ball Camp is a free and fun way to build skills, learn the rules, and practice before the big game. Registration for camp and the tournament are all part of the same form – one and done!

To keep camp fun, please sign up for the appropriate age group on the registration form.

Div. I camp will be Weds July ** from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Hoover-Ball courts near 318 Main Street. The rain date will be Wed July **.

Div. II camp will be Thurs July ** from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Hoover-Ball courts near 318 Main Street. The rain date will be Thurs July **.

There is no camp for Div. III players but are welcome to join a DI or DI camp if needed.

Note: Teams must have 4 or 5 players to be considered eligible. 

View the Youth Hoover-Ball Rules and team placements at the above link.