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April 27, 2019



Join New Hope Shelter at the Newton Recreation Commission’s Community Play Day for some good spring fun! This tournament is a fundraising event hosted by New Hope Shelter and held at the Newton Athletic Park. All proceeds go towards the general operating funds of New Hope Shelter. We hope that you enjoy your day of fun and games!

Team Composition:

Teams can consist of any mixture of age and gender. Our intent is to have fun! Young and old, male and female are all invited to join in.

Team Registration:

Click on the links above to download forms!

Teams can consist of up to 15 players. Team registration fee is $300 per team and payable to New Hope Shelter by April 19, 2019. All ages welcome!

All players must sign the Player Waiver & Release of Liability. For those under 18 years of age, a guardian or parent must sign the waiver.

All team registrations and player waiver & release of liability are due to New Hope Shelter (900 W. Broadway, Building 7, Newton, KS, 67114) by APRIL 19, 2019.

Team Play:

  1. Length of play is 5 innings or 1 hour, whichever comes first.

  2. 10 players on the field (4 outfield, 4 infield, pitcher, catcher)

  3. All 15 players are eligible to kick the ball.

  4. Players can be substituted freely at the end of each half inning.

  5. Pitchers must pitch from the pitching mound and cannot go in front of plate until the ball is kicked. If the kicker requests a slower pitch, then the pitcher is obligated to do so.

  6. All kicks must be made by foot. A kicker can be called out if they get 3 strikes or 4 foul balls.

  7. A play ends when the pitcher has control of the ball and is near the mound/pitching circle. Any runner who interferes with the ball on its way back to the pitcher will be called out.

  8. Bunting is legal.

  9. The ball can be thrown at any player and must hit shoulder or below. The runner will be called safe if it hits their head unless they are sliding/ducking the ball. If a player is hit in the head they get the base they are running to. No leading off or stealing is allowed. A runner off his/her base when the ball is kicked is out.

  10. Absolutely NO WHINING ALLOWED. Umpires rulings are final!!!

  11. You may line up your team anyway you’d like.

  12. Players must stay out of the baseline; otherwise the runner advancing to the base will be called safe.

  13. Any player who deliberately crashes into a defensive player holding the ball, waiting to apply a tag, will have to sit out from the game.

  14. On an overthrow the runner may advance at their own risk. They are allowed to run more than one base if they want.

  15. When the game is being played and is completed players should always use good sportsmanship.

Planning your day:

The 3rd Annual New Hope Shelter Kickin’ & Screamin’ Kickball Tournament is held in conjunction with the Newton Recreation Commission’s Community Play Day.

The NRC Community Play Day is a family friendly event that will include kids’ activities, local food trucks, the battle of the school’s 1-Mile Run, a Sand Creek Volleyball Tournament, a Cornhole Tournament, Hopefest, and MORE!