Last Friday, April 17th, thousands of people started their weekend by celebrating their love of kickball on National Kickball Day.
A teacher in Los Angeles challenged her students and fellow teachers to a kids versus adults kickball game after school. Several players in corporate offices from Denver to Boston challenged their colleagues to pick up games on their lunch breaks. Kickball teammates in Houston dressed up for a stop light theme party and played beer pong by the pool. Players all over the country enjoyed games, parties, team challenges, and bar crawls and shared their kickball stories and photos on social media with hashtag #mykickballday.
Back in 2012, a group of WAKA players sat at the kickball field in Huntington Beach, California discussing their love of kickball costumes and dreaming of brightly colored fanny packs.
The players realized that they were onto something good, and decided to start a new team. They invited friends from nearby WAKA leagues in Fullerton and Irvine to join, then got down to business planning team costumes and the new team name. “I thought it would be funny if we just showed up in bathing suits” says team captain Lena R. “Then someone said Beaches be Crazy and boom! The team name was born!”
For most WAKA Kickball & Social Sports players, socializing with teammates over a beer is a favorite part of the league experience. Regardless of whether they are looking to beat the heat and prevent their beer from sweating or to win MVP points with their friends, WAKA players have developed some pretty great ways to drink their favorite beers. From beer pong to sippy cups, we've compiled some of the most creative and ridiculous ways WAKA players drink their beer of choice. Check out these special drinking vessels and let us know which is your favorite in the comments:
In March, the warm weather made a big comeback and WAKA players emerged from hibernation to get some vitamin D, play kickball, and share their adventures on Instagram. We've collected the best photos of fun at the fields in March taken by WAKA players from all over the country. Check out this month's best and follow and share with WAKA on Instagram!
It's kickball night. It's time to get your game face on. You throw the ball around with your teammates and promise yourself you won't drop a pop up tonight. Then you take in the sights at the field and think...
1. “Tonight, I am definitely getting on base.”
2. “I’ll take it easy at the bar so I can rest up for the WAKA party on Friday.”
3. “Is that guy wearing a purple body suit?”
4. “Whoa, the other team brought a flip cup table, speakers, and strobe lights. Next week, we’ve got to step up our game.”
Sometimes, the hardest part of making a new team is coming up with the perfect team name.
The name of a team can be a silly play on words, a reflection of the team’s personality, or something to harness the team’s competitive spirit. If you are looking for name ideas, here are some of the best volleyball team names from WAKA’s Sand Volleyball leagues!
2 Legit 2 Hit
A little Bump N Grind
All About That Ace
All Sets Are Off
Block You Like a Hurricane
Bump, Set, Psych
Dat Ace Doe
Last year, we celebrated the 1st ever official Kickball Day on April 17th. Kickball enthusiasts all over the country hosted kickball games, contests, parties, and bar crawls to share their love of the game.
Since many of you play kickball at different times of the week, we want to invite you to join the celebration of Kickball Day 2015 on Friday, April 17th and throughout the season with the #MyKickballDay Challenge!
More than 300 happy WAKA people hit the slopes to ski and play in Jay Peak, Vermont, last weekend. With perfect weather, impromptu parties, and a giant indoor water park, it was just about as good as it gets.
Among the attendees from all over WAKA Nation, were two of WAKA’s Co- Founders, Jimmy Walicek and Johnny Lehane, and a big group of players who chartered a party bus from Boston.
A few days ago we asked WAKA Kickball & Social Sports players to share their weekly team rituals and traditions to get some new ideas for fun at the fields.
We found that WAKA teams have lots of different traditions including team songs, cheers, and celebratory cocktails. Many of these traditions have become super important to WAKA players and are a big part of their games each week.
Check out these ten ideas and start a new tradition with your team this season: