KICKBALL – NOT Just for Kids

Remember childhood days of playing kickball?

In the past, if you didn’t grow up to be a professional athlete you were limited on options to play competitive team sports… as a grown-up. In recent years, adult recreational co-ed sports leagues started popping up all over the country and they’re continuing to boom in popularity; mostly Kickball and Dodgeball. These sports provide a creative way to stay active and meet new people while fulfilling a competitive void for many. But, be advised – while team sports are about winning, the purpose is to have fun. The emerald coast is now home to 30a Kickball, a local recreational league for adults that’s growing by leaps and bounds.

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They use terms similar to professional football – ‘free agents,’ ‘league commissioner,’ ‘referees,’ and ‘team rosters,’ but you don’t have to be a former ‘kickball all-star’ to play. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve played… EVER.  It’s easy to learn and a true social activity.

Mother & Daughter team, Catherine and Brooke Brannon established the 30a Kickball League in Walton County and they’re experiencing so much growth they’ve had to add a sister league in Freeport located on Hwy 20  (a.k.a. 20a Kickball). Their philosophy is “Fit Mind. Fit Body. Fit In.”

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Recently, Brooke and league commissioner, Christopher Wheeler were guests on 30a.tv Panhandle Sports Weekly with Scott McKinney, announcing their expansion and hyping the fall league which starts next month. Click here to see the interview:

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So, if you’re looking for a way to plug-in, have fun and maintain some level of fitness, they’ve got a place for you! Have enough friends and co-workers to form your own team? Great. If not, you can sign up as a free agent and be placed on a team. League play begins the second week of September and full registration info can be found on their website 30aKickball. You can also find them on Facebook at Whole Life Fitness.

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