or those who are looking to get physical outside this summer and into a social setting, the Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation summer kickball league may be just what you need. With participants ranging from “police officers to tattoo artists,” Recreation Program Coordinator Scott Juhnke describes the league’s atmosphere as “circus-like” with “lots of laughing.” The league is coed, and with an average of 18 players per team, last summer’s program included 144 teams and over 2,500 individual participants. If you’re interested in putting a team together, Juhnke suggests that you find at least 15-20 players (18 or older and out of high school) to ensure that extras are available and forfeits are kept to a minimum. There are two 6:30 p.m. informational meetings—on June 16 and June 25—at Morningside Commu-
Recreational Sports by Rachel Palmer
nity Center that at least one member of each team must attend. Also, if you can’t get a team together but would still
like to participate, Juhnke will make an announcement during the meetings to
Life check if any teams are looking for extra players. A only $50 per team, this league is At a relatively cheap way to remain active this summer. A team of 15 costs approximately $3 per person, a price nearly anyone can afford. As far as uniforms go, Juhnke finds that most teams purchase t-shirts; however, teams are welcome to get creative in putting together their look. This eight-week season kicks off in mid-July, so the registration and payment deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The first 100 teams to sign-up and pay will play on Wednesday nights; any additional teams will play on Thursday nights. All games are at either the McCart or Dunham Fields. Sioux Falls’ summer kickball league has proven to be a hit with participants in the past, and there’s always room for more willing competitors. Diversify your social life this summer and get outside. Kickball’s the way to go.
605 Magazine June 2009 Edition