The buzz has already started over the start of the fourth season of the adult kickball league.
“Last year, six teams participated for the coveted championship, and the Campbell River Recreation Department is hoping the popularity of last season will help the league grow to eight or more teams this year,” says recreation programmer and league coordinator Jen Furst.
The season begins on Thursday, May 7 with games running until the end of June. Games are held between 7 and 9 p.m. at Pinecrest Park.
“This fun sport is a combination of baseball, soccer and dodge ball and is fun for any adult looking to get some exercise, meet other people and be outside playing,” Furst adds. “The sport is growing in popularity across North America as it provides an alternative to conventional sports and brings out the child in everyone.”
Also known as California kickball, the game is played on a baseball diamond, with the same field setup. Players kick a rubber ball that is pitched, instead of hitting a baseball with a bat. Once the ball is kicked, players run the bases while the other team throws the ball to get them out. Just like baseball, the bases are safe, and if the ball is caught before it touches the ground that player is out.
To register as a single player or as a teams of eight (or more), contact the Community Centre or Sportsplex. Teams that are having difficulty finding enough players are encouraged to contact league coordinator Furst at the Sportsplex to possibly arrange having some single players join your team.
For more information and rules of play for this recreation league, call the Sportsplex at 250-923-7911 or the Community Centre at 250-286-1161.