2017 Season!

2017 Season!

"Hey Ballahz!

This is a reminder that registration is still open at the league website (https://lekickballmissoula.leaguelab.com/ ), so sign up if you haven't already! For returning teams who have, way to stay on top of it! We will keep registration open until May 31 for returning teams. If you do not sign up by this date, your spot will likely go to a new team. We've had some interest already!

Some other things coming down the pipeline: - We are aware of the website's errors and are working to fix those.
- $250 will be due at the Captain's Meeting, which covers the first 10 players. Each additional player is $25 after that, due beginning of the season.
- Captain's meeting will be on Monday, June 12 with location TBA. We're looking into a quieter space than the Silver Dollar, so we're not yelling. Stay tuned for that.
- There will be no league-sanctioned preseason this year, but teams are welcome to organize their own scrimmages. The 'Le Kickball Le Captains' page on Facebook is a great place to do that!
- Season will start Monday, July 31 and run through the end of October.

We're excited for this upcoming season!
-The Commishes"

 

Le Rules of le Kickball

Prequisites: A positive ‘tude and a sweet outfit.

Most baseball rules apply, with these amendments:

  1. We play with a 10-inch Baden red ball. 
  2. Max of 10 players in the field, at least three ladies. A game can be played and won if you are short in numbers...but not short in ladies. 
  3. Games are a maximum of 7 innings and last for one hour.  New innings will not be started if there is less than 5 minutes remaining, unless the game is close.  Any inning started will be played to completion, giving both sides an equal chance.  However, there are no time limits in post-season games.
  4. Kicking order must always be maintained and alternated by gender.  Kicking orders must be provided to the umpires in order settle any disputes.
  5. Yes, we allow ties. In Japan, the fans love ‘em. …After 7 innings, if there is a tie, the game is over. Overtime only exists in post-season play.
  6. If you grab players from other teams in order to play your scheduled game, it will be seen as a forfeit.... of course, we want you to play anyways for the fun of it, and the practice, and because it is your responsibility to provide a team for your opponents to play. You turn in a roster for a reason, yo.... Stick to it and get your teammates to show up! No one can play for multiple teams. Also…no late season roster additions to give your team an edge. That ain’t cool. 
  7. Trash talk is allowed if clever or witty, but never trite or violent.
  8. There are no called balls and strikes ...  HOWEVER, four fouls count as an OUT!
  9. Outfielders must stay on the outfield grass until the ball is in play.  An egregious violation will result in the kicker being awarded first base and all runners advance.
  10. No leading off or stealing unless you’re under 12 or over 60.
  11. Once the ball is back on/near the pitcher's mound, and in control by anyone on the fielding team, the play is over. Note to Base Runners: be cool about this.
  12. A pitcher must make the effort to ROLL the ball across the ground.  Pitch smoothly, forcefully and in good faith, like you were bowling
  13. Kicking in front of the plate (and we mean, way over the plate...) constitutes a foul and a do-over. Kickball is a sport deserving of a mulligan.
  14. BUNTING IS LEGAL!  A ball bunted from behind home plate that crosses or touches home plate will be considered "In Play".  A bunted ball that touches the kicker in foul territory will be considered a "foul", but a bunted ball that touches a kicker in fair territory will be considered to be tagged by the ball and is an out.
  15. Catchers must be behind home plate and in a "standard catchers position" when the ball is kicked.
  16. Players ARE allowed to leave the baseline to avoid being pegged, but within reason—it does NOT automatically count as an out. Swerving, jumping and sliding are OK to avoid the ball.
  17. Pegging the runner with the ball is allowed, HOWEVER headshots are illegal.  Throwing the ball into a runner's head,  will result in a "safe" call and are awarded their next base, and the stoppage of play, and other base runners may not advance. 
  18. Once the ball hits a runner, the runner is out, but the ball is LIVE! However, a pegged runner or teams on the sidelines cannot intentionally obstruct the ball.  The umpires may rule the ball to be out of play if the ball goes out of play (dugout/over fence).  However, if the ball makes contact with an object or person on the sidelines and the playability of the ball is not significantly impacted, then play will continue.
  19. Defensive players must make every attempt to catch fly balls on the infield. An intentionally dropped ball will result in the runner being safe and the kicker being called out. (See: Infield Fly Rule)
  20. A foul pop-up does not become fair if a fielder drops it. If caught that’s an out.
  21. A ball is fair or foul based on the location of the ball (not the player) when it touches the ground or a defensive player.  If the player is in fair territory and the ball is in foul territory, the ball is FOUL.
  22. After each game, the umpire can award up to one half point in the standings per team for good sportsmanship/"DBD" (or Don't Be a Dick point). This is up to the discretion of the umpiring crew. 
  23. PLAY NICE, OR ELSE, MOTHERFUCKER.
  24. Depending on the field/alcohol permits…. drink discreetly and responsibly! (NO GLASS BOTTLES!!!! Park rules) don’t forget to recycle!!!! Kickballers are Earth Warriors!
  25. Some advice: Try to eat before coming down and drinking all night and playing ball…wear pants if you foresee yourself sliding and socks to protect your shins.
  26. Decisions made by any of the commissioners are final. 

 

2016 Awards and le Winners

Team and Individual Trophies

TEAM AWARDS
*SAILIN' HIGH WARRIORS (Most improved): Big Sky Ballerz
*FRIENDLIEST WARRIORS (Best Sportsmen): Clark Fork Crushers
*VOGUEST WARRIORS (Style) Toxic Assets
*FUNNEST WARRIORS: Toxic Assets
*SPIRITIEST WARRIORS: 2tru4u
*CHEAPEST SEATS WARRIORS (Rallying the fans): Zootwon Killaz
*ICARUSIEST WARRIORS:(Most likely to succeed next year) Lost Tacos
*SISYPHUSIEST WARRIORS:(tried hardest, still lost) Boomin Grannies
*SAUCEIEST WARRIORS:(team bar) Zootown Killaz
*UMPIEST WARRIORS: Sussex Shadow
*VIKINGIEST WARRIORS:(Team cheer) Scoregasams
*Heckleriest Warriors: Pat McCrotch
*Dedicatediest Warriors: Muhammad Ali

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
*MVP DUDE: Ethan
*MVP LADY: Lily
MOST INTIMIDATING PITCHER MAN: Scoob
MOST INTIMIDATING PITCHER LADY: Saris
BOOZIEST BALLERDUDE: Frank
THE FAWN BAILEY BOOZIEST BALLERLADY: Meg
BEST-DRESSED PLAYERMAN: Devin
BEST-DRESSED PLAYERWOMAN: Chelsi
BEST HUSTLER MAN: Blake
BEST HUSTLER LADY: Shelby
BEST CATCHER: Drew Larson and Chelsi
MOST TERRIFYING ARM TO RUN AGAINST AWARD: Ethan 2 years in a row!
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD:
CLARK KENT NICEST BALLERDUDE AWARD: Stuart
MOTHER TERESA NICEST BALLERLADY AWARD: Rachel
GOLDIE HAWN AWARD-BEST FEMALE BALLER OVER 40: Robin
BRUCE WILLIS AWARD-BEST MALE BALLER OVER 40: Devin

GREG RAGAN “MEMORIAL” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD-MOST DEDICATED BALLER OVER THE LAST 4 YEARS OF PLAY: Josh Harteis
BEST MUTHA UMPER: Mike Fitz
THE BEST POWER-KICKBALL-MARRIED/LIFE PARTNER-COUPLE-DUO: Haley and Tyler
 

 

The Hall of Champions

The Hall of Champions

Le Kickball Champs of Yesteryear

2007 Ice Monkeys

2008 The 2Tru4u's

2009 Ice Monkeys

2010 Garden City Burners

2011Ice Monkeys

2012 Garden City Burners

2013 Boomin Grannies

2014 Garden City Burners

2015 James Brown and the watch yo selves

2016 Garden City Burners

 

Le Kickball Rain Policy

...cause the season is upon us.

Fall is nearly here and with that I'd like to remind and /or inform y'all of Le Kickball's rain policy. Basically, if there is standing water on the field, the games will be postponed to an alternate night. A little rain, or even snow for that matter, does not hinder a ballah...but standing water leads to torn up fields and Missoula Parks and Rec ain't down with that!  We will check the status of the fields around 5pm day of and send out an email.

 
Le Kickball Missoula
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 274-0900