1. Why play MUSA Kansas City Kickball?
For over ten years, MUSA has provided quality leagues to Milwaukee and the Midwest. Our goal is to provide well run leagues at a great value to the players. We have always strived to be more than just another league though so there are lots of other value added events like our season ending Golden Lunchbox tournaments in the spring and fall as well as other events to help you get to know others in the MUSA family.
2. When are your seasons and what fields do you play at?
MUSA generally runs kickball leagues in the fall and spring utilizing a variety of fields and facilities, generally in the Kansas City, Missouri Parks & Recreation District (Penn Valley Park and Gillham Park). We will run divisions out over other locations as well in the future.
Our seasons (and notes):
Spring- starts early/mid-April through mid/late-June (roughly 16-24 teams at Penn Valley Park and 16-24 Teams at Gillham Park)
Fall- early-August through late-October (roughly 16-24 teams at Penn Valley Park and 16-24 Teams at Gillham Park)
* These are the start dates so keep an eye on the site for registration roughly a month or two before the start date.
3. Are there minimum male/female requirements?
MUSA kickball is a coed league so there is a minimum of 4 females and 4 males on the field for a game or the team plays short. A full listing of our rules can be found here.
4. What kind of skill does my team need?
We offer three different flavors of competition based on what your team is hoping to accomplish in the kickball world:
Standard: the tried and true, middle of the road, journeyman’s meat and potatoes kind of kickball. Your team has a mix of athleticism, likes a little bit of challenge and if you are just good or lucky enough, would love to have a shot at the Golden Lunchbox via a tourney invite. This is the majority of teams classification in the league. Top two squads in each Standard division get an auto bid to the tourney.
Recess: Your team has no aspirations of taking on the kickball world, is new to the league and maybe not so athletic, or perhaps is more focused on bar time versus where you are at in the standings. Recess teams are not eligible for the Golden Lunchbox tourney but may be eligible for other mini tournaments and events.
Gold: You have been there, done that in MUSA’s standard population and seek a tougher challenge. No more cupcakes here as each team is battle hardened, knows the nuances of the game and has the skills to do some damage in the tourney. Its not for the meek, but you are rewarded with an automatic tourney bid to the Golden Lunchbox tourney for dipping your toes in the meat grider that is Gold division.
There are some really, really good teams out there but also some really, really bad ones. In the end, we hope to put you in a division with teams that are doing their thang most similar to yours so let us know what works best for ya!
5. How many players should I have on a roster?
There are differing philosophies here, just like the division split. Some teams look to put together that tight knit squad where everybody can make it week in, week out and wants their at kicks. Others are more focused on assembling an army of thirsty goons to take on the local bars pitcher race. Any way you slice it, its all good. Typically, with 11 on the field you choose, roster size can range from 13-30. Factors include reliability of players, desire for on field continuity and necessity for wingmen/women at post games.
6. I don’t have a team, how do I get involved?
We currently have registration online for the spring kickball season, but you can also email email@example.com if you are looking for a team.
7. What exactly is the Golden Lunchbox?
Used to be back in the day that the best way to show your stuff on the playground was carrying that THE top notch hunk of metal to safely protect your lunchtime viddles. The Golden Lunchbox pays homage to the top team in the league every spring and fall since the fall of 2000, but first those teams gotta take out all the other teams in contention. In its current form, the battle for the Lunchbox plays out in a single elimination tourney of 48+ teams from MUSA’s various cities facing off to be kings and queens of the playground. There are some definite dynasties, some bridesmaids still yearning to be a bride and many others that only have the dream of a visit to the big show each season, all for a chance at the Box! You got what it takes? Check out past winners and runners up here!