Kickball For Kids program

Organization Sponsor: Kickball Canada

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Program Description

The Kickball For Kids program, aimed at girls and boys from seven to 14 years of age, is about to kick off in Oshawa.Kids love to play Kickball outside at recess and lunch time! Kids can now play right through the cold Canadian Winter at the Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex indoor Field house with Kickball Canada.

It starts Wednesday Nov. 7 indoors at the Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex.The first season runs for a total of seven weeks and then will be repeated with a second session beginning in January.

According to Ron Talbot of Kickball Canada, this will be the first program of its kind in North America and has a great deal of potential for future success.Kickball, also known as soccer-baseball, is one of the fastest growing recreational sports.

The World Adult Kickball Association has several hundred adult co-ed kickball leagues operating throughout the United States. There are also several independent leagues in operation.
Kickball Canada started to operate at the Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex this past summer and is now halfway through its first fall season.

Kickball (soccer baseball) is similar to Slo-Pitch, or any other kind of baseball, except that the ball is bigger, way lighter and softer, and you kick the ball instead of hitting it with a bat.So….a little baseball, a little soccer and a little dodge ball – what’s not to like about that?
It’s a lot easier to play than almost any other co-ed sport – and it’s a lot more fun!!!

Program Approximate Cost: 

Kids Winter Registration Fees:before October 31st – $45.00/player

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Kickball is the fastest growing recreational sport in the US and promises to be better in Canada!! Kickball has been the game of choice for neighborhood play for many years. Baseball may be the American pastime, but play it in the backyard and you risk broken windows and jammed fingers. Kickball is a safer and easier alternative.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Kickball is a popular playground sport and is typically played among young, school-age children.Kids will learn the basics of the game. Most of the time will be spent playing Kickball in a fun-filled environment! No equipment necessary – just a pair of sneakers. It also a co-ed sport. The lack of both specialized equipment and highly skill-based positions (like pitcher) makes the game an accessible introduction to other sports.

Length and Stage of Project: 

2012

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