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July 3, 2015

Last week, WAKA Kickball & Social Sports received a ton of awesome entries from around WAKA nation for the Handshakes, High Fives, and Fist Bumps Instagram Photo Contest. With creative chest bumps, puppy high fives, and lots of team cheers, we got an inside look at how WAKA players celebrate victories on and off the field. Thank you all for entering the contest sharing with us! See the top photo winners from the contest here: 

1. The only thing better than a fist bump is a chest bump! via @etbabe33

2. Cheers! via @rbarr720
 

3. Even our puppies get excited on the field! via @dukecitykrackheads

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July 2, 2015

Need inspiration for summer fun? We asked WAKA players to share their plans for summer adventures and favorite summer activities. Check out this list and see how many you can cross out before Labor Day:

·       Go to an outdoor concert
·       Sleep on the beach 
·       Pick strawberries, blueberries, (any berry!)
·       Watch a movie outside
·       Dive in at the sand volleyball pits
·       Have a sleepover with your kickball team

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July 1, 2015

Close-ups on big kicks. Overheads on field parties. Drones are capturing the action at kickball fields all over the country! Check out a few of our favorite drone photos: 


WAKA Kickball league playoffs in New Orleans.


The whole CA Central League is here!


Spring kickball games in Portland, Maine.

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June 30, 2015

If you knew all of these… you should be a team captain!

1. Flag Football was created on U.S. military bases.
 

According to the multiple sources, variations of flag football were first played in the 1930’s and became all the rage on U.S. military bases during WWII. At the time, football players didn’t wear helmets or protective gear so flag football was the preferred game for servicemen so they could enjoy the sport without getting beat up before combat. When the servicemen returned to their hometowns after the war, they took flag football with them.
 
2. The National College Flag Football Championship has been hosted at the same college for 36 years.
 

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June 24, 2015

National Handshake Day is celebrated on Thursday, June 25th, so now is the perfect time to show off your handshake, high five, and fist bump skills! 

Some experts report that there’s an average of 82 hand-to hand contact moments between players in a kickball game. Games start with the handshakes between referees and captains and ends with a team line of handshakes, high fives, and fist bumps.
 
When you finish a game, what kind of hand shaker are you? Are you the strong and firm type that makes eye contact with every member of the other team, or do you opt for the fist bump? And what about your high fives? Do you shoot high and jump up to celebrate or are you more of a low fiver?  
 

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June 21, 2015

Happy Father’s Day! To celebrate, we asked WAKA dads what their ideal Father’s Day would be and we were impressed with the answers - this all sounds really fun!

Here’s what these baller WAKA dads had to say: 

“A perfect Father’s day is a round of golf or disc golf and ice cream with my family.” – Alex T.

“I like to get a game of soccer or volleyball in then an afternoon at the pool or beach.” – Joey N.

“Date night.” – Bernie R.

“A trip to SeaWorld and a cookout with our friends (+ flip cup).” – Will L.

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June 19, 2015

WAKApalooza Weekend dominates as the biggest kickball and social sports celebration in the country. Now in its 18th year, the amount of activities and games offered in 2015 is beyond amazing: dozens of parties at pools, night clubs, and unique chill areas around Las Vegas, The Founders Cup World Kickball Championship, the WAKApalooza Fun Games, and hundreds of WAKA teams with every combination of costumes and team accessories imaginable.
 

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June 15, 2015

These Sunday Funday photos from WAKA players celebrating Flag Day will make you want to get out to the fields next weekend. 

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June 11, 2015

The Kick for Mental Health Tournament was the hottest community event in the Hudson Valley last weekend. WAKA players from the NY Fire League and WAKA Co-Founder Johnny LeHane volunteered to coordinate the tournament which raised more than $15,500 for the Benedictine Health Foundation and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

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June 9, 2015

It can be difficult to find leadership roles after college to propel your career forward –especially if you move to a new city for a job. Members of WAKA Kickball & Social Sports have lots of opportunities to learn and lead and to build networks of professional contacts in a variety of industries - an experience not easily replicated after graduation.
 
Learn how WAKA Kickball & Social Sports members are getting involved with leagues and events in their communities and are poised to be successful in the workforce after completing college.
 

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