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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Why play in DCKickball?
  2. How is DCKickball organized?
  3. What’s a DCKickball game night like?
  4. How old do you have to be to join?
  5. Is this a competitive league?
  6. How much does it cost to join DCK?
  7. Why are some DCKickball divisions more expensive than others?
  8. I have a group of friends who want to play. How can we make sure we’re on the same team?
  9. How many players are on a team?
  10. What if I don’t know anyone in DCKickball? Can I still play?
  11. How do rain outs and game cancellations work?
  12. Who refs the games?
  13. More questions?

Question: Why play in DCKickball?


We’re glad you asked! Click the link below first and then come on back for the other FAQs. 🙂


Question: How is DCKickball organized?


DCKickball is a LEAGUE. The league is split into multiple DIVISIONS. Each division plays their games at a particular field and on a certain night of the week. Each division is usually made up of 8 to 16 TEAMS. Each team consists of about 26 players or so – sometimes less, sometimes more. Each division is run by a Host who will be your go to person for the season!

The regular kickball season is 6 to 8 weeks long, depending on weather, with playoffs immediately afterward. Depending on the season, each division has different start dates. Make sure to click through each one to find one that works best for you.

Question: What’s a DCKickball game night like?


You simply show up at the kickball fields for your scheduled games, you and your teammates play your opponents for about 45 minutes and then everyone heads on over to the nearby sponsor bar for food, drinks, flip cup and partying! It’s a ridiculously easy formula that’s seriously fun!

Depending on the division, weekday games are played between 6:30 and 8:45 pm. Your team plays one kickball game per night.

Question: How old do you have to be to join?


All players must be at least 21. Why? Because playing kickball is only a small part of it. A large part of the fun happens at the bars after the games are done! Most DCKickballers are between 23 and 31 years old and 60% are female.

Question: Is this a competitive league?


No! Since the beginning, DCKickball has always been more about meeting people, playing a school playground game and socializing afterward at the bar. A few players are just naturally competitive but usually everyone realizes we’re all playing a kid’s game and recognize the silliness of it all. 😀

However, since we’ve had so many requests for it, starting in 2012, we’re teaming up with our buddies at kickball365.com to host a separate competitive Varsity Circuit division of DCKickball! The rules are more competitive and can be found here – http://www.kickball365.com/thecircuit/referees/refereeing/.

Don’t worry, 95% of DCK is NOT competitive. It’ll be clearly marked which divisions are the “varsity” divisions! 🙂

Question: How much does it cost to join DCK?


Registration fees range from $45 to $69 per person. This fee covers insurance, field permits, equipment, player t-shirts, parties, prizes, recruiting, and the tons of other DCKickball events that we will be hosting throughout the year. You definiely get your money’s worth!

Each division gets at least 7 organized nights of kickball games and tomfoolery (dependent on weather), and at least 3 kickball-wide parties (pre-season, mid-season and end-of-season) where you’ll get to meet literally hundreds and hundreds of other kickballers. You’ll also have access to all our other non-kickball related events, shindigs and parties throughout the year.

*Please note, DCKickball does not issue refunds.

Question: Why are some DCKickball divisions more expensive than others?


Registration fees vary depending on which day of the week games are played, field location and registration periods. It’s supply and demand – some game days and field locations are more popular than others.

Question: I have a group of friends who want to play. How can we make sure we’re on the same team?


Your ring leader simply forms a new group during the registration process. Once they’re registered, everyone then registers under that group / team. Easy Peasy! Doesn’t matter how small your group is, we’ll keep your buddies together when we merge and finalize teams after registration is closed.

Also, captains play for FREE. Captains who bring in 15 or more onto their team will receive a player credit equal to their registration fee. That player credit can be applied to any USS event or league. Start telling your buddies to sign up now!

* DCKickball reserves the right to put independent players on your group / team.

Question: How many players are on a team?


The average team size is 24 players, with a maximum of 26 players.

Question: What if I don’t know anyone in DCKickball? Can I still play?


Absolutely! A large majority of DCKickball players sign up as independents or in smaller groups. Once registration for a division is closed, we merge all free agents and small groups into bigger teams. Right off the bat, you’ll get to meet ~25 new peeps from your team alone, not to mention all the other players from the other teams as the season plays out! DCKickball is the EASIEST way to meet people and make new friends!

If you have a corporate company team or want to bring 20+ players, please email coordinator@dckickball.org to talk about corporate and group rates. If you manage a division, conference or chapter in a competing kickball league and are unhappy, email us about moving to DCKickball.

DCKickball reserves the right to put independent players on your group / team.

Question: How do rain outs and game cancellations work?


We make the final call a few hours before the games the day of, but for the most part, we usually play through a light drizzle. Any lightening in the area and games are cancelled. If we have to call games because of weather, come on out to the bar anyway because you’ll play your regularly scheduled opponents in flip cup for the score. We usually build one or two weeks of make up days in case of rain but use these flip cup scores as backup.

We usually kick off a rain cancellation at the bar by buying a FREE keg or two on us! 🙂

Question: Who refs the games?


This is an all-volunteer league so we use volunteer refs to umpire the games during the season. Each team is responsible to provide two (2) refs for the game directly before or directly after their own kickball game. Reffing is pretty simple and it gives you a chance to meet more people from the other teams!

Question: More questions?


Drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help!


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