As we age, vision, depth perception, balance, and coordination can decline. We have clients that work at retirement communities that rave about how much senior citizens enjoy their cornhole set. It gets them active and aids critical hand-eye coordination and balance.
Folks from the Oaks Playing Indoor Cornhole
Mobility and Leg Strength
The very machinations of how a cornhole bag is thrown are beneficial to seniors. It’s recommended that seniors walk heel-toe to improve mobility and leg strength and that’s what one has to do to when throwing a cornhole bag.
Balance and Hip Mobility
It’s also recommended that seniors balance on or shift their weight from one leg to another. When tossing a cornhole bag one generally takes a large stride from one leg to another. This motion is good not only for balance but also for hip mobility.
Depth Perception and Vision
In advanced years, depth perception often declines. This can be simply due to age, eye trauma, or overuse of one eye. There’s a common technique to aid depth perception if one eye is stronger than the other and its called “patching”. This is where the wearer places a patch over the stronger eye to exercise the weaker one. This treatment in combination with a game like cornhole where one must aim for the board or the hole can be a fun and effective therapy.
In general, vision declines with age and it can be beneficial for any senior citizen to play cornhole as it connects eyes, brain, and body in a stress-free and fun way.
Design Your Own Custom Cornhole Boards
Purchase a cornhole board today for the senior citizens in your life. It’s a fun, easy game to keep them spritely. Order online today to get customizable cornhole boards for your elderly family members or retirement community.
Tips when ordering embroidered bags.
You can embroider logos, simple text or names, or any design you’d like onto the bags. Just remember the following tips when designing your bags.
Simple Text Embroidery
The color of your cornhole bags should be a color the embroidery will show up on. So if you have a navy blue bag you should go for a white, yellow, or another bright color embroidery so it pops.
Bag Color List:
Black, Brown, Camo, Crimson, Fuschia, Gray, Hunter, Kelly, Khaki, Navy, Nutmeg, Olive, Orange, Purple, Red, Royal, Sky, Turquoise, White, Yellow
Embroidery Color List:
Black, Brown, Burgundy, Burnt Orange, Camo, Coral, Crimson, Gray-Dark (Pewter), Gray-Light, Gray-Medium, Hunter, Kelly, Khaki, Lime, Navy, Nutmeg/Dark Gold, Olive, Orange, Pink Dark (Fuchsia), Pink Light, Purple, Red, Reversed, Royal, Sky Blue, Teal, Turquoise, White, Yellow
Logos can be embroidered on your bags. It’s important again to consider your logo colors and the color of your bags to make sure the logo isn’t drowned out by the bag color.
Changing Your Logo Colors
If you want to change the color of your logo to fit the bag color simply make that distinction in the comment box.
There are various options for logos. For example if your logo is blue and red, but you want blue bags we can change the logo to red and white and embroider it on a blue bag.
Negative spaces in logos can be a fun aspect of your bags since the negative spaces will be filled by the bag color.
If the logo you are uploading has a white background please put in the message box if the white is transparent or needs to be embroidered in the logo. We do not embroider boxes around the logo unless it is designed to be in the logo.
Color of the Bags
While no one can tell you what looks good there are general rules for what colors match best. Here’s a color guide for reference:
Color Combos Cheat Sheet
Still Unsure of Your Design?
Contact our sewing department with any questions. They will be happy to give you advice on colors and design.
Shop Cornhole Bags
Make a statement with your cornhole boards. Did you know you can customize your cornhole bags and boards? Custom Corntoss will add any design or logo to your boards. In this blog, we will discuss how to add your logo/design to a board, customizations, add ons, and types of materials your board can be made from.
Types Of Boards
Traditional Cornhole Boards and 5-Hole Boards are the two types of boards we carry. Traditional wood boards are the classic single hole cornhole boards that you have come to know and love, while the 5-Hole boards are a fun twist to the traditional board and have 5 holes with which to score that have varying levels of point values.
Graphics And Branding Your Boards
Add your logo or image to the cornhole or 5-Hole boards for your home or business. Take your branded boards to events for a unique way to spread your brand awareness, or dress up the plain wood boards for the backyard with your own pictures, color scheme and design. There are various customizations to create your own unique branded boards.
How To Add Your Logo To A 5-Hole Board
- Go to the custom 5-Hole boards product page
- Scroll down to the section that says ‘Print-Size Board Logo Upload’
- Upload your logo files (Vector File)
- You can select up to two logos. If only one is chosen that logo will be printed on both boards
How To Add Your Logo To A Cornhole Board
- Go to the custom cornhole boards product page
- Scroll down to the ‘File Upload’ section
- Upload your logo (Vector File)
- You can select up to two logos. If only one is chosen that logo will be printed on both boards
How To Wrap Your Boards
- Go to the custom wrap cornhole boards page
- Scroll down to the section that says ‘Graphic’
- Upload your graphic(s) (Flattened PDF)
There’s a template available for you to create your graphic on under the upload boxes.
In addition to the board options mentioned above, we have a board designer where you can browse all possible designs and customize them the way you want. Change the colors of the board, change the accent color, change the bag color, etc. Truly make your own unique design.
Available Bag Customizations
- Custom bag colors
- Each set of four bags can be a different color
- Custom board colors
- 23 colors to choose from
- Bag embroidery/print logo
Make your Cornhole experience even better with add-ons like score strips, score towers, LED lights, koozies, and more.
Keep score easily with these strips that adhere to the back of your cornhole board for easy, accurate score management.
Score towers are another easy way to keep score. The freestanding towers make it so you don’t even have to bend over to change scores. Purchase the drink holder for extra convenience!
Use this tote bag to carry around and store your bags. Never lose or ruin another cornhole bag again.
Scorekeeping beer koozie
Have your drink and score it too. These koozies are designed with scoring rings on the koozie so you can keep an accurate score without the drink ever leaving your hand.
Place a company logo, team logo, or even your name on your boards for a customized playing experience. Your boards are that much more special when they’re customized. Place an order for your new unique boards in just a few minutes for fun for years to come.
It’s summer which means company barbecues and mingling. What’s the best addition to any event? Some friendly competition over a game of cornhole. But you don’t want just a regular cornhole board that your people have been playing with their whole life. No, you want that extra challenge. This is where 5-Hole cornhole boards come in. This game not only increases the difficulty but the precision at which you aim. In this blog, we will discuss who invented the boards, how to play, and where to buy these unique boards.
Background On The 5-Hole Game
This unique twist on cornhole was invented by a man named Eric Pavony. He’s the owner of a Skee-Ball® bar called Full Circle Bar in Brooklyn, New York and Austin, Texas. He had the idea to combine cornhole with aspects of competitive Skee-Ball® and thus the 5-Hole board was born
5-Hole boards are patented. This means any board you find anywhere else that has five holes is a patent violation. You can only find the genuine 5-Hole boards here.
The name Five Hole Cornhole is a registered trademark and may be used only with permission.
The Similarities And Differences Between Cornhole And 5-Hole
- Aiming to get the bag in a hole
- Get one point just for landing on the board
- The same foul line applies
- Same tossing style
- Same board dimensions
- The 5-Hole holes have different point amounts associated with them
- Play 10 frames in 5-Hole where you throw all four bags instead of alternating tosses after each throw
- The goal of 5-Hole is to have the most points at the end of 10 frames as opposed to playing to 21 points
What The Boards Look Like
The boards are the same 24×48 inch cornhole boards you are familiar with and they come with…you guessed it, five holes. These five holes have point totals assigned to each. There are three holes vertically in the center of the board with the lowest hole being two points, the middle hole being 3, and the highest hole being 4 points. Then there are two more difficult holes to aim for on the top left and right corners of the board and those are worth five points.
How To Play
- If you’re playing doubles you will stand with your opposing teammate next to one board and your teammate will stand with their opposing teammate at the other board
- Decide which team throws first
- One team will throw their four bags then the other team will throw their four bags
Remember not to cross the front of the board, that’s the foul line
- You will alternate like this until each of you throw your four bags- this is considered one frame
- Tally points at the end of each frame for 10 frames
- Tally the points at the end of the game the team with the highest score is the winner
There is another version of 5-Hole where the first team to 50 points is the winner.
Here’s a link to an in-depth look at the rules.
Purchase Your 5-Hole Boards
Add 5-Hole to your collection of games for a new twist on a fun classic. Purchase these durable boards from us for years of play. You can even customize your 5-hole board your boards with any logo or color you want.
Cornhole has evolved from just a backyard barbecue game to well organized leagues and divisions across the country. What was once a simple game among friends has now become a nationally televised sport! In this article, we outline the basics of how to play Cornhole, how to find and join a cornhole league in your area, and how you could even find yourself on national TV playing cornhole for awards and prizes.
As with any professionally organized activity, there are some rules and regulations to follow. Below you will find some of the basic rules of the game.
Cornhole Tournament Equipment Rules:
- The board must be two feet by four feet
- The board must be angled 12 inches from the ground at its highest point
- The board must be three to four inches from the ground on the low end
- The six inch hole must be directly in the center of the board and nine inches from the top
- Bags must measure six by six inches and weigh 15.5-16.5 ounces
Cornhole Board Placement During a Tournament:
- Measured from the front, or low end, the boards should be placed 27 feet apart
- Cornhole (also referred to as corntoss) boards should be lined up evenly with each other.
Here is a video explaining how to set up your cornhole game and how the score is kept.
How To Play
- If you’re playing doubles you will stand with your opposing teammate next to one board and your teammate will stand with their opposing teammate at the other board.
- You will decide which person from each team throws first, if you’re playing one on one this step is not necessary
- One team will throw the first bag then the other team will throw their first bag
- Remember not to cross the front of the board, that’s the foul line
- You will alternate like this until each of your four bags is thrown
- Getting your bag in the hole is worth the most points so that’s what you should aim for
- You play until one team or player reaches 21 points and that team is the winner.
This video teaches you the basics of how to throw a bag and even how to play with a defensive edge.
Tips From Pro Cornhole Players
Did you know there are multiple different ways to hold a bag? They all affect how the bag moves in the air and slides along the board. Perfect your “pitching style” and become a pro.
How To Join A Local League
There are various leagues set up across the country that you can join. Most of these are just for fun…but you can win some moo-lah. 32 states have local cornhole leagues you can join.
Once you find a league you’d like to join. They will typically have a registration section on their website. This is where you will pay for yourself or your team to participate in a scheduled tournament.
Here is an example of what a registration and information page will look like:
Professional Cornhole Organizations
There are two professional cornhole organizations that allow players to play both socially and professionally. They are the American Cornhole Organization and the American Cornhole League.
The ACO is the older of the two organizations. It was founded in 2004 and its contribution to the game is the two sided bags.
The ACL is the newer of the two organizations, but it’s more famous due to its presence on ESPN.
How To Qualify To Be A Professional Cornhole Player
There are currently 80 people with the pro title in the ACO and 97 registered pro teams in the ACL.
To become a pro in the ACL follow the following steps:
- Purchase an ACL membership, this costs $25. This membership allows you to compete against others at your skill level. You can play out of your skill level…if you can handle the competition.
- Becoming a registered ACL member allows you to be seen on the national standings, access statistics, and receive discounts when applying for ACL regional, conference, and national events in the future.
- Once you’re a member you will have a player profile assigned to you. This shows your age group and skill level
- Junior, College, Adult, Senior
- 1 Bagger, 2 Bagger, 3 Bagger, 4 Bagger, Premier, Elite
- ACL directors will place you in divisions that match your skill level
- Backyard, Social, Competitive, Advanced
- Once you’re an established player you play in local, regional, conference, and national tournaments. The creme de la creme gets to compete at the Championship of Bags for a chance to win $50,000. This is a nationally televised event that’s hosted by ESPN.
To become a pro in the ACO follow the following steps:
- Purchase an ACO membership, the cost is $35.
- You will be added to the ACO ranking list
- You will have access to a player profile with all of your info and statistics
- You’re eligible to earn ACO World Ranking points at ACO Regionals and ACO Majors
- You would be eligible to compete at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole
Regulations By ACL
The ACL used to have regulations in place for what bags were approved, they have since lifted this rule. For the 2019-2020 season players can bring their own bags to tournaments. They must within the regulations of 15.5-16.25 ounces and 5.75 and 6.25 inches when laid flat. The material cannot leave residue on the board, but it can be made out of any material whether it’s woven, non-woven, or knitted. Here is an in depth list of bag requirements. Popular bags brands are listed on the ACL website along with the types of bags that are permitted by the ACL, the list even includes grandfathered bag types.
Professional Cornhole Divisions
The United States is broken down into 14 professional divisions.
How To Find Regional Tournaments
Here is a photo taken on the ACL website. To find events check out the events page on their website.
Stay Up To Date With ACL Statistics
The ACL has rankings for pro singles, pro doubles, singles, overall, conference, state, and virtual on their website. Keep up with your favorite participants. The ACO has their rankings listed on their website as well for pro players, world players, and virtual players.
Different Types Of Tournaments Hosted By ACL
- ACL Juniors – Tournament dedicated to children. They compete for prize money intended for their college tuition
- ACL College – Tournament designed ideally for college intramural cornhole teams, but any college age student team or college alumni team can participate. This provides scholarship money and money to be donated to booster clubs.
- ACL Championship – A tournament that spans a year that is determined by a points system. This tournament is designed for any age group and skill level. The competitions occur locally and regionally then progress to conference and national events.
- ACL Pro – Series of national events that is televised by ESPN
Cornhole is a growing activity and ESPN recognizes the popularity of it. Cornhole tournaments are televised on ESPN 3. If you would like to view upcoming cornhole tournaments you can find them on ESPN.
Where To Follow ACL And ACO
Have you been keeping up with the American Cornhole League, the World Cornhole Organization, and ESPN lately?
Both the ACL and WCO have been working alongside each other to spread the love of cornhole and ensure it develops as a professional sport worldwide. Just last year in May of 2019, the ACL sent over two American ambassadors to play in a friendship tournament against German players.
Now with championships and tournaments being broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2, more and more professional cornhole athletes are coming out of the woodwork, and even some non-professional cornhole players … or should we say professional football players? For example, late January and early February 2020 will go down in cornhole history, as football superstars Daniel Jones (New York Giants) and Sam Darnold (New York Jets) will be facing off alongside other ACL professionals in a special cornhole tournament.
This event will be aired in a one-hour special on ESPN2. When you started playing cornhole, did you ever think you’d see it being played on national television with NFL quarterbacks? We aren’t sure, but we’re definitely excited.
Cornhole fans and football fans have long been an overlapping crew. That’s why we’re proud to offer custom cornhole board decals with your favorite NFL logos to make your boards and your games even more fun. You can find both the New York Jets and New York Giants logos available on a 17” custom decal for only $20.
If you don’t see your favorite NFL team on the list of available logo decals, just reach out and contact us!