Thursday, May 19, 2005
Style File: Kickball For Adults
Who says recess is only reserved for children? If you long for the days of dodge ball and freeze-tag, maybe you can be a kid again. In tonight's style file, we found the ultimate playground game is now giving adults a kick back to the good old days.
WSVN -- Over here on the right -- meet the orange team known as "Aim for the Head."
On the left -- the gray team better know as "Curb Kickers".
Watch as these two teams battle it out in a sport that takes speed, strength and....one heck of a good kick.
WAKA Regional President Jonathan Korb: "You don't have to be able to hit a baseball, throw it in a hoop, you just have to be able to kick the ball."
No tryouts here. This is WAKA - The World Adult Kickball Association. It's nothing you haven't done before, just something you probably haven't done in a while.
Jonathan: "It's just like you played it when you were a kid."
Well, almost -- 'cause when you come out to play kickball with WAKA, feel free to throw a few down before, and after throwing a few "outs."
WAKA Member Danielle Pepe: "Everyone has fun, you drink a lot and you go to the bar afterwards."
21-year-old Danielle recently started her first job, and to ease the transition she joined WAKA with her company.
Danielle: "It's a nice get away from work to get to know people outside of the work atmosphere."
Join with your co-workers, or if you're like Robert and looking for a fun way to meet new people -- join on your own.
WAKA Member Robert Larrick: "Met a lot of people from my team and from other teams, teams we play against and it's good comradely."
Makeshift uniforms, peppy cheerleaders and plenty of determination. If nothing else, it'll take you back to good old days where recess rocked and everything that mattered happened on the playground.
Jonathan: "It's more like being 5-years-old again, maybe 8, I don't know."
WAKA plays every Thursday evening. There is a Miami and a Fort Lauderdale division, so anyone in South Florida can get in on the game. The new season starts mid-June, so hurry and sign up!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
WAKA - World Adult Kickball Association