Yes, the ball is big and red. Yes, you can throw the ball at people to tag them out.

A number of people have asked me about playing kickball. If you want to see what it’s like, you’re certainly welcome to come out to the spring season playoffs, this Wednesday (6/22) night or all day Saturday (6/25) at Chase Park (Clark & Leland) to cheer on James Brown Celebrity Hot Tub Party.

The fall season will start sometime in August. You can watch the webpage of our local league – Chicago Kickball – or the national organization – World Adult Kickball Association – for more information. I’ll also remind folks here when registration is open.

It seems there are two other kickball leagues in town. Chicago Sports and Social runs a kickball league, with spring, summer, and fall seasons, but their summer season seems to be full already. And Chicago Sports Monster does both indoor and outdoor kickball, with registration open for a summer season that starts June 23.

5 Comments so far

  1. steven (unregistered) on June 17th, 2005 @ 7:05 am

    I’ll save a lot of people some pain and anguish…AVOID SPORTSMONSTER. Their management does not care about the players at all. I’ve been playing softball for the past 5 years, and by far SM has been the worst experience of them all.

  2. Larry Betz (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 1:43 pm

    Avoid WAKA at all costs!!! Independent kickball leagues are popping up all over the country. Do not be fooled by them money grubbers at WAKA. I have started a very successful independent league in Arkansas and have helped and given advice to several others across the nation, including Carter Rabasa and the dc kickball league who borrowed heavily from our, The Little Rock Kickball Association, rules. I would be glad to help anyone start league in their area with what experience I have.

  3. Robert Buckley (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 5:43 pm

    Just wanted to back up Larry’s position on the kickball league. You guys need to listen to him. I am a team captain for “The Last Picks” in the Little Rock Kickball Association. I have never had so much fun. Props to Larry!!!

  4. Marco (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

    can you tell me where some independent kickball leagues are in Chicago?

  5. Fuzzy (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 1:58 pm

    An independent league was started in Chicago last fall and played a few games, but I’m not sure if it’ll be active again in the spring. I’ll be sure to let everyone know what I hear as we get closer to warm(ish) weather.

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