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Open Call for Kickball Superstars!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, adults of all ages, RI RipTide league is proud to present to you it’s 2nd Annual WAKA SUMMER KICKBALL LEAGUE!!

The league is fashioned as a short league, set to hold games on Friday nights Starting July 18th and running through August 8th. The perfect bridge between the Spring and Fall WAKA seasons!

  • There will be a guaranteed 4 games for every team.

  • Game times are at 6:30PM & 7:30PM.

  • For those interested in the Draft we will be holding a ONE DAY KICKBALL Combine (just like the NBA/NFL Draft Combines) on June 22nd (time will be announced later)

  • We will be playing once again on our home field of Hank Soar Complex.

  • After the games, WAKA Kickballers will enjoy drink and food specials at a nearby bar! (Details coming soon!)

  • Your registration fee includes your team shirt (C’mon, who doesn’t want another WAKA shirt in their wardrobe!?) and funding for an epic End of Season Party (Details TBD)

  • Because it was such a hit last year, we will be offering a draft style team selection for those that are interested.

There are a lot of new and exciting things happening this summer, and we want you to be a part of the ground breaking league! Tell your friends and spread the word and ensure we can make this season a blast! After all, there are a lot of new ideas and changes being made… but this is still your same game of kickball and socializing with some of the greatest people in Rhody!

Registration deadline is JUNE 28th! (If you wish to participate in the draft, deadline is June 22nd).

If anyone has any questions, please let me know! Hope to see you all on the fields this summer!

Draft Rules

This is the first time we will be offering a draft style team selection for those that are interested. Here is how it will work:

  • Everyone who wishes to participate in the draft will sign up as an individual through the RI RipTide webpage

  • When selecting a team, choose 'DRAFT Group' from the drop down menu.

    • If you would like to volunteer to be a captain, please let Commissioner Moore know. The Commish will be selecting captains from available volunteers on June 11th. (Please refer to the Captains Responsibilities FAQ for more info)

    • NOTE: To be eligible to captain a team, you must be available to attend the Draft Party/Meet N Greet on Sunday June 29th to select their team.

  • The deadline for registration for players who wish to participate in the draft is June 22nd.

  • On June 23rd, the Commish will take the total number of players who signed up and determine how many teams the draft league will be able to support. The numbers may vary, but we expect that each draft team will have rosters between 16-19 players with no less than 6-7 players of both sexes on the roster.

  • The captain will select a team name and color prior to the draft.

  • On June 29th, RI RipTide will host a meet n greet / draft party (location: TBD). The captains will take turns selecting their teams from the available player pool.

    • The draft order will be determined by pulling the team names randomly out of a hat or by a sudden death game of Mortal Kombat.  

    • The draft will 'snake' in order, with the order reversing every other round.

    • The players chosen will be announced live at the bar!

Draft League FAQ

Q: Do I have to be a part of the draft to play this summer?

A: No. Participation in the draft is encouraged, but not mandatory. If you would rather start a friend group and play with a team, you are welcome to do so!

Q: How will the captains be selected?

A: Once registration closes, the Commissioner will determine how many captains will be needed. The League office will select captains from the available volunteers.

Q: Will the winner of this league be eligible for a Founders Cup invite?

A: No, WAKA Express leagues are not eligible for invites to the Founders Cup.

Q: Is trading allowed after the draft?

A: No.

Q: I want to play with my significant other/friend. Can we be drafted together as a "package deal"?

A: No, allowing package deals would skew the roster sizes and leave the draft unbalanced. If you do prefer to play with a specific person, please note it on the websurvey you complete, and the captains will take it into consideration when making their choices... If you want to guarantee that you'll play on the same team, please sign up and create a friend group. You will not be included in the draft, but will be assigned to a team with the most space on their roster.

Q: Why are we doing a draft league?

A: Because it's something different and fun! We hope that with a short season (5 weeks) in between the Spring and Fall VA Peninsula seasons, that this is the perfect opportunity to play with new people and make new friends! Plus, it's always fun to pretend to be a professional athlete!

This season we will be partying at

Don’t Just Kick the Ball, Be the Ball! This kickball league is currently looking for volunteers to help make this kickball season a great one! If you’d like to take charge, have a say, and become more involved in your kickball experience, contact your league representative and get involved today. No matter what your talent is, we have a space for you!

Drink Responsibly

CLUBWAKA encourages everyone to drink responsibly and ensure you have a safe ride home.

Price per Player

Good Through

$55May 26
$60Jul 13
$65Jul 17

Registration will close early if league capacity is reached.

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