Review the updated Structure Document @ http://bit.ly/TheCircuit_2013
What was updated since 2012?
- Team Definitions included. With a new way to seed Circuit Event the Executive Team has provided terms defining how we view Teams on The Circuit.
- Provided General Rules associated with Player Eligibility & Participation guidelines.
- Provided clarification regarding Registration Types on The Circuit.
- Updated Circuit Scoring System. Whole new formula. With math. Better to grab a cup o’ joe when breaking this down.
- Provided clarification regarding the deadline a Franchise Owner (Team Captain) has to claim Circuit Points earned at a Circuit Event
- Simplified Formula associated with a Circuit Team’s CSS Score.
- Introduced a new method for Seeding A Circuit Event. No longer will Kickball365 recognize “Captain’s Vote” as a official means for seeding prior to Circuit Events.
- The Circuit now uses an ELO-Based Ranking System.
- Introduced a new Ranking System to co-exist with the Official Standings of the National Tour.
- Clarified the Circuit Cup Championship Seeding methodology. To include “Wild Card Teams” and “Kickball365 Circuit League Teams”. The Circuit no longer has a qualification category for “League Champions”.
- Removed the Circuit Regions concept.
- Updated the Awards & Prize Pools.
- Updated the National Tour Voting Categories.
- Updated the Circuit Cup Championship Registration deadlines.
- Moved the Wild Card Application registration date up to May 1st (vs. August 1st). Decisions to will still be announced on September 1st.
- Included Apple’s iOS AppStore & Google Play icons reflecting our new Forum Application available for purchase on either platform.
- April Update - Additional Player Transfer Examples Added
- Clarified Kickball365 League Qualifications (Reg. Season Winner and/or Playoff Winner)
WHAT IS THE CIRCUIT
Kickball365 is about love of the game; The Circuit is about seeking out tougher competition. We love kickball and everything it has to offer. Our goal is to offer the country’s most competitive teams and players a setting where they can showcase their hard work and talent and be rewarded for the time and effort that they invest in this sport they love so much.
We believe in kickball as a wholly unique sport that combines the discipline of other sports, while providing a unique experience. Driven by our love of the sport, we built an organization to bring together those who love the sport as much as we do and provide them with the opportunity to compete and socialize with other players from across the country.
We do this by offering one-of-a-kind tournament vacation experiences nationwide. We invite you to discover The Circuit today.
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL TOUR?
The National Tour is the series of Circuit Events held annually across the country, in which registered teams compete for Circuit Points. The Circuit Scoring System (CSS) awards points to registered Circuit teams to determine eligibility for the Circuit Cup Championship and prizewinners for the year-long National Tour Standings.
NATIONAL TOUR SCHEDULE
The schedule of the National Tour can be viewed at http://www.ThisIsKickball.com.
WHO CAN ATTEND A CIRCUIT EVENT?
Anyone can compete in a Circuit Event on the National Tour provided the player is at least 21 years old at the time of registration and has adequate health insurance.
If you intend to compete at the Circuit Cup Championship with your team, then Franchise Owners / Team Captains must officially register your team through the Official Registration System and qualify through one of the two qualification categories detailed below.
Kickball365 uses the following definitions to classify each Team competing in a Circuit Event on the National Tour:
Established Teams. Established Teams are those teams that have played in a Circuit Event.
Provisional Established Teams. An Established Team has provisional status until they have played in two Circuit Events.
Availables Teams. Teams on which at least 50% of the roster are players who are registered to an Established Teams or have been registered to an Established Team in the previous season. These players may come from multiple Established Teams (e.g. Team “Spoiler Alert” who attended BKO2012).
Open Teams. Teams on which less than 50% of the roster are players who have registered on an Established Team.
The National Tour of Circuit Events and the Circuit Cup Championship utilize the Official Kickball365 Circuit Rule Book (v.2013). Only this rulebook with the Official Kickball365 Kickball by Baden Sports (Custom PG-10) are allowed at Circuit Events.
To continue reading the updated Structure Document @ http://bit.ly/TheCircuit_2013.