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Are You Ready for Some KickBall?

Posted by Jer / September 5, 2008

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image of some high intensity kickball taken by john maynard for the toronto kickball league.

Would it have been totally juvenile of me to title this post "Get Ready To Kick Some Balls?" But you would have laughed right? Who's juvenile now?

One of our loyal readers, Alain, has been diligently trying to import the sport of kickball to Montréal this summer. He's been organizing games (when it wasn't raining) at Parc La Fontaine. Kickball may not have the cultural cache and glorious history of baseball, but it's an amateur sport that's been gaining popularity in North America over the last few years with leagues popping in cities like New York, Toronto, Hamilton, Washington, etc. Kickball mixes the best parts of soccer and baseball while stripping away all the tedious stuff like running for too long or line drives to your skull (and with a theme song/video like this, I fail to see how the sport can't already be a worldwide phenomenon).

Curious? Try it out this Sunday at 4pm at Parc La Fontaine, weather permitting. Everyone welcome (for the exact meeting spot, see the map after the jump).

It's co-ed and non-competitive. It's also a great way to get out and meet new people while pretending to be athletic. With school starting up all over town, and everyone else back to work full-time, I'm sure there are plenty of frustrations to take out on that large soft yellow ball. Plus, Alain is trying set up an inter-city tourney next year against teams in the Toronto kickball league, so Montreal, we've got some ball-kicking to do.

For more info, check out the Facebook group or get in touch with Alain at shollos (at) gmail (dot) com.

Happy kicking.

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