Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When does the next Registration begin and how do I register my team?
A: Winter 2012-13 Registration open on Sunday, Oct 7th at 6:00pm. This will run (as of now) until Nov, 6th, 2012/(or until full). Registration takes place right here on our website on a first come, first served basis. The registration form will automatically turn on at our specified start date/time via the REGISTRATION link on our website (just scroll down). All that is required at time of registration is a minimum deposit of $100 to reserve your team spot (this includes your hat color). All league hats are ordered through us. We just need to know your team's quantities, this is done via a team specific online form that is sent to the captain upon registration.
WInter 2012: Fall Season begins Sat, Dec 1st to Feb 23rd, with a planned 9 weeks (9 games) regular season and 2 weeks of playoffs.
Q: What is the Early Bird Special for Winter?
A: There is no Early Bird Special for Winter Kickball
Q: What's this whole charity thing I've been hearing about?
A: Well, the three main reasons that this league was started (in no particular order) was A). To have an excuse for adults to get outside with friends and play a game regardless of their age, gender, athletic ability, social status, etc... B). To help others in the Greater Rochester Area expand their social networks and make some new friends... and C). To give back to the Rochester Community. In 2011 (Spring, Summer & Fall) the Kickball League of Rochester began donating $10 (for every team that registered) directly to a different charity each season. There was no increase to league dues, all a team needed to do was register, play some kickball, and have a good time!!! Sponsors on the rear of the KLOR designed shirt helped increasing the total donation amount as well that we give back to that season's charity as well. Special raffles during the seasons pub crawl(s) increased this too. We will be doing this again in 2013 for all seasons (This does not include Winterball).
Q: I selected a shirt/Hat color/style for my team when I registered... did I get that one???
A: You sure did!!! The registration form actively pulls and displays only the shirt/hat colors/styles that are still available at your time of registration
Q: Why is everything done electronically, where's all the forms?
A: Forms?!?!? Pfffttt.... KLOR has gone green, no more wasting of paper for waivers or team apparel orders... Everything is done electronically now!!! When the team captain registers they will get a few e-mails with links to the team's waiver/payment portal and an online apparel submission form. Players on the team (including the captain) need to sign the team waiver before their first game of the season. Players can incrementally contribute payments towards any remaining league dues as well.
Q: What's up with this Online Waiver?
A: Team captains and players no longer had to physically sign and submit a paper liability waiver. At the time of registration, the team captain receives a unique link to access their Team Portal. This e-mail message/link can be forwarded, (or facebook messaged, texted, etc..) to all members of the playing team. All players and any potential subs need to complete this form before they play their first game of the season. If a player is on multiple teams throughout the week, they need to complete this for each team. This will be the same for 2012 & 2013 as well.
Q: Where are these emails/links... I can't find them!?!?
A: These arrive in the Captain's e-mail inbox right after they register online... If it's not there, check the Junk Mail/Spam folder in your e-mail... and whitelist any e-mails from Info@RocKickball.net. If for some reason you still can not locate them, you probably typed your e-mail address incorrectly when you registered. Give us a shout via e-mail and we can fix your e-mail address in the database and re-trigger those emails to you ASAP!!!
Q: How can we get these remaining league fees to you?
A: We'll always accept Snail Mail (see below for our physical mailing address), but the as far as electronic payments go, the captain will receive an e-mail with a link to an online payment portal displaying the team's remaining balance and a spot to make payments. This link can be distributed to the team for them to individually make payments and chip away at the balance. The captain gets copied into all online payment transactions so they can keep track of who has paid and who hasn't. If need be, Ryan can also take credit card payments over the phone (@ 585-507-7774 after 5pm - see the "Contact Us" page for our current "Virtual Office Hours"). Checks and cash will always work too. Checks and Money Orders can be made out to "KLOR" or "Kickball League of Rochester"
Snail Mail To:
Kickball League of Rochester
PO Box 10333
Rochester, NY 14610
Q: Who can sponsor our kickball team?
A: See the list of current and past sponsors of KLOR Kickball teams under the "Our Sponsors" section of this website; feel free to also locate a new sponsor on your own. Please notify us of your sponsor as Team sponsors can get their logo and information listed on the KLOR website at no cost just for sponsoring one team.
Q: What if we're not sure who our sponsor is, or have yet to come up with a team name, can I still register now?
A: Of course, e-mail us those details later. Reserve your spot and shirt color sooner rather than later so you don't miss out on all the fun!!! Just type in your your team name as "TBD-(and your initials)".
Q: Do we need to have a sponsor?
A: No, However we encourage teams to have a meeting place after (and/or sometimes before) the games to socialize and have an all around good time. Team Sponsors have been known to offer a variety of enticements such as drink specials for teams, complimentary food after the games, drink tabs, partial payment towards league fees, etc... See OUR SPONSORS page for their contact information or feel free to visit one of the many fine establishments in person to make sponsorship arrangements.
Q: How many players are required for a team?
A: Technically the minimum is 8, but realistically, not every player is reliable every single week, and nobody likes to forfeit. 10 are allowed to play on the field maximum at one time, so we recommend having at least 12 committed players before you register your team. Please be courteous, and know that when your team has to forfeit or don't show to a game, there's a whole other team that doesn't get to play either.
Also, remember that this is a co-ed league so in order to play with the maximum of 10 players at a time, least 4 of your fielders need to be females. So let’s break it down here:
A twelve player team = more playing time, but there could be a higher cost per person.
15-20 person team = a slightly less amount of playing time, however can reduce the per person cost,
increase your ability to be more social and have more fun, during and after the games.
Ultimately, we recommend your own special blend of socializing, ball kicking, and good old fashioned fun.
Q: I have a different question; can you answer it for me?
A: We sure can, e-mail us at Info@RocKickball.net or see the contact us page for our phone numbers, facebook page, twitter name, and any other additional avenues for contact!