The City of Athens Parks and Recreation Department operates the adult co-ed kickball league. and registration is now open, for teams and individuals ages 16 and older. The cost is $350 per team and $25 per free agent. Free agents will be assigned to teams at the close of the registration period. Teams can consist of 12 to 20 people and must have a minimum of four female players. The eight-game season takes the field this fall at Athens Regional Park with games being played on Thursdays from September 8 to October 27 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., and rainout games scheduled for the following Tuesdays. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 31.
Combining elements of soccer and baseball, kickball is a simple game consisting of four bases, two teams, and a big red ball. Played like baseball, players kick the ball into a field with the goal of scoring more runs than the opposing team. Five-inning games are played with 11 fielders and two base coaches. Kickball is a very accessible game because it doesn’t require special skills such as pitching or catching technique and doesn’t rely on specialized equipment like bats and gloves. It’s a fun, low-impact way for adults to enjoy league sports.Register now