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STRUCTURE OF THE CIRCUIT 3

Updated November 13, 2010 3

WHAT IS THE CIRCUIT? 3

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL TOUR? 3

WHAT IS THE CIRCUIT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP? 3

WHAT DOES THE NATIONAL TOUR INCLUDE FOR 2011? 3

BREAKING DOWN THE CIRCUIT 4

CONCEPT OF REGIONS 4

TEAM REGISTRATION 5

IS THERE A COST ASSOCIATED WITH REGISTRATION? 5

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION COST? 5

DO PLAYERS NEED TO PAY IN ADDITION TO TEAM FEE? 5

Official Kickball365 Circuit T-Shirt (2011) 6

CIRCUIT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP 6

CIRCUIT CUP QUALIFICATION 6

CIRCUIT SCORING SYSTEM (v.2011) 8

HOW MANY EVENTS DOES MY TEAM NEED TO ATTEND TO GET INVITED? 8

AWARDS & PRIZE POOLS 8

SPONSORSHIPS 9

NATIONAL SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES 9

LOCAL SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES 9

CONTACT US 9

Official Kickball365 Circuit Kickball 10

EARN MONEY REFERRING TEAMS 10

REFERRAL AGREEMENT 10

TEAM CLARIFICATIONS 10

TEAM ROSTER 10

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STRUCTURE OF THE CIRCUIT


Updated November 13, 2010

WHAT IS THE CIRCUIT?

The Circuit is a series of open tournament events supported by Kickball365 to bring together the ultimate
competitive adult kickball teams in America.

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL TOUR?

The National Tour is the title given to the series of Circuit Events held in a given year where registered
teams compete for Circuit Points. The point system is where points are given according to the Circuit
Scoring System (CSS). The National Tour is divided into two segments - The Circuit Events themselves
and the Circuit Cup Championship.

The 2011 National Tour will be a full-fledged schedule with Circuit Events throughout the U.S.

WHAT IS THE CIRCUIT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP?

At the end of the National Tour the top 64 qualifiers, based on the Circuit Scoring System, will be awarded
spots at the Kickball365 Circuit Cup Championship, to be held in Las Vegas in the fall of 2011. The
qualify-only 64-team Circuit Cup Championship field will compete for an estimated prize pool valued at
$20,000 cash, which includes the final four (4) teams receiving prize money and the top (3) teams in the
final CSS Standings also receiving prize money.

All Circuit Events will utilize the Circuit Rule Book during qualifying events and the Circuit Cup
Championship.

WHAT DOES THE NATIONAL TOUR INCLUDE FOR 2011?

The 2011 National Tour will include the following events across the United States:

• January - Registration Opens


• February - Florida
• April - Virginia
• April - New Mexico
• May - California (*Pending Confirmation
• June - Georgia
• July - Washington DC
• August - New York
• September - Off Season / No Official Events

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• October - Vegas / Cup Championship


• November - Summit / No Official Events
• December - Off Season / No Official Event

BREAKING DOWN THE CIRCUIT


CONCEPT OF REGIONS

The Teams who make up The Circuit will be divided into Regions. The following seven (7) Regions have
been created to balance the expected Circuit Events participating in National Tour. As a member of The
Circuit, teams will be assigned to a Region when registration is completed.

• Eastern Region (Gray)


◦ The Eastern Region is for Circuit Teams operating in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee,
North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
• Florida Region (Red)
◦ The Florida Region is for Circuit Teams operating in the state of Florida.
• Northeastern Region (Orange)
◦ The Northeastern Region is for Circuit Teams operating in the states of New York,
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
• Mid-Atlantic Region (Light Blue)
◦ The Mid-Atlantic Region is for Circuit Teams operating in the states of Maryland,
Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Washington D.C., West Virginia,
Ohio, Indiana, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
• Midwest Region (Yellow)
◦ The Midwest Region is for Circuit Teams operating in the stats of Texas, Kansas,
Oklahoma, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota,
South Dakota, and Nebraska.
• Southeastern Region (Dark Green)

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◦ The Southeastern Region is for Circuit Teams operating in the states of Arkansas,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.
• Western Region (Green)
◦ The Western Region is for Circuit Teams operating in the states of Washington, Oregon,
Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, and California.

TEAM REGISTRATION

• Team Registration
◦ Annual Registration Details
▪ Team Franchise Owners are responsible to pay an annual registration fee to The
Circuit
▪ Teams are strongly encouraged to pay the Team Registration fee prior to
playing in their first Circuit Event of the year in order to be eligible for CSS
Scoring
▪ Teams that wish to qualify for the Circuit Cup Championship must pay the Team
Registration fee no later than 30 days after competing in their first Circuit Event
▪ Registration System available at http://www.kickball365.com/registration/
• Roster Clarifications
◦ Players must be registered prior to the attended Circuit Event.
• Player Qualifications
◦ See Official Kickball365 Circuit Rule Book, Section 7.2 Player Eligibility & Participation for
details.

IS THERE A COST ASSOCIATED WITH REGISTRATION?

Yes, there is an annual fee the Franchise Owner must pay when registering his/her team for The Circuit.
The registration fee is what allows the Circuit to award an annual cash prize pool at the end of the
National Tour.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION COST?

The following is included in the registration fee:


• Eligibility to be included in the invitation process for the Circuit Cup Championship.
• Eligibility to compete for the cash prize pool in The Circuit.
• Two Official Kickball365 BADEN Sports Kickballs (The "Orange" Kickball).
• Two (2) $100 coupons to be used at two separate Circuit Events in the National Tour.

DO PLAYERS NEED TO PAY IN ADDITION TO TEAM FEE?

No, only the Team's Franchise Owner must pay a registration fee. Players’ fees do not exist in The Circuit
at this time.

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CIRCUIT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP


CIRCUIT CUP QUALIFICATION

The Circuit Cup Championship will extend invitations to a total of 64 teams maximum in 2011 as follows:

Number of Which Teams Qualification Subject to


Reserved Method
Bids
20† Top Four (4) Unique* Finishers at Each Circuit Team Registration with
Circuit Event before June 20 of the Competition the Circuit.
current National Tour
Attendance at two (2)
* If a team finishes in the top four (4) at more or more Circuit Events.
than one (1) of these Circuit Events, it will
receive only (1) bid, but may choose which Acceptance of bid
Circuit Event Roster it wishes to use as the before July 21 of the
basis for meeting the eligibility requirements.
current National Tour.

16† Qualifying** League Championship League Team Registration with


Winners before July 21 of the current Championship the Circuit.
National Tour
Attendance at one (1)
** See details below on qualifying leagues. Circuit Event.

Acceptance of bid
before the conclusion
of the last individual
Circuit Event.

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Number of Which Teams Qualification Subject to


Reserved Method
Bids
28 Top Twenty-Eight (28) Unique Teams in Circuit Team Registration with
the CSS Standings after the Last Competition the Circuit.
Individual Circuit Event.
Attendance at two (2)
Circuit Events.

Acceptance of bid
before August 31 of
the current National
Tour.

Teams receive bids as soon as they meet all requirements (including team registration and Circuit Event
Attendance).
† Any unused slots in these categories fall carry over to the next row. For example:

If there are only 10 Unique Finishers who accept bids, then up to 22 (16 + 6) League Championship
Winners will be awarded bids.

If only 24 Unique Finishers and League Championship Winners accept bids, then the top 40 (32 + 8)
teams in the CSS Standings will be awarded bids.

Circuit Competition Qualification:


a. Compete as a registered Circuit Team in at least two (2) Circuit Events during the National Tour.
AND EITHER
b(1). Be one of the Top Four (4) Unique* Finishers at a Circuit Event before June 20 of the current
National Tour OR
b(2). Accumulate enough points to be positioned in the top 28* unique finishers in cumulative point
standings at the end of the current year's National Tour. (* = Number may exceed 28 based on carry-
overs from Unique Finisher and League Championship bids)

League Championship Qualification:


a. Win a Kickball League Championship in its home Kickball League (which starts no earlier the beginning
of the National Tour Year and ends no later than July 21st of the current National Tour year)
AND
b. Compete in one (1) Circuit Event.

Teams must present Kickball365 with proof of winning a qualifying League Championship. If a League
consists of multiple divisions within an organization, only sectional, national, or international-level
champions, playing at the League's highest skill division or designated league-wide
Championship, will be eligible for the Circuit Cup Championship under this qualification
method. The League is responsible for designating to Kickball365 which skill division and/or league-wide
Championship meets these criteria.

Examples:
If you play in WAKA, then you will be invited to The Circuit Cup Championship if, in addition to registering
your team in the Circuit and attending one (1) Circuit Event, you win the Founders' Cup World
Championship Trophy (designated league-wide Championship), not if you win your local League/Division
Trophy.

If you play in MUSA, then you will be invited to The Circuit Cup Championship if, in addition to registering
your team in the Circuit and to attending one (1) Circuit Event, you win the MUSA Premium Draft skill

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level championship (highest skill division) or the Golden Lunchbox Tournament (designated league-wide
Championship) -- not if you win your smaller division within the Premium Draft skill level, and not if you
win at the Gold, Standard, or Remedial skill levels.

If you play in VAVi, then you will be invited to The Circuit Cup Championship if, in addition to registering
your team in the Circuit and attending one (1) Circuit Event, you win the VAVi National Kickball
Championship in the Kick Ass Division (designated league-wide Championship, highest skill division) --
not if you win your smaller division.

If you play in ZogSports, you will be invited to The Circuit Cup Championship if, in addition to registering
your team in the Circuit and to attending one (1) Circuit Event, you win the Players skill level
championship (designated league-wide Championship, highest skill division) -- not if you win your smaller
division within the Players skill level, and not if you win at the Sorta Casual, Casual, or Extremely Casual
skill levels.

CIRCUIT SCORING SYSTEM (v.2011)


The Circuit Scoring System (CSS) is used to:

• Reward the performance of registered teams at Circuit Events;


• To establish the pool of eligible competitive adult kickball teams in America for the Circuit Cup
Championship;
• To view the CSS Formula (v.2011), please visit http://www.kickball365.com/thecircuit/standings/
circuit-scoring-system/

HOW MANY EVENTS DOES MY TEAM NEED TO ATTEND TO GET INVITED?

A registered Circuit Team must attend at least two (2) Circuit Events during the National Tour to qualify for
the Circuit Cup Championship.

AWARDS & PRIZE POOLS


There are several awards and prize pools associated with The Circuit National Tour:

1. Circuit Cup Champion


1. Awarded to the winning team of the Circuit Cup Championship
2. Rewarded with the Circuit Cup Trophy and a cash prize
3. Breakdown:
1. 1st Place: $10,000
2. 2nd Place: $5,000
3. Semi-Finalist: $1,250 each
4. Prizes to be rewarded at the Circuit Cup Championship in the Fall
2. National Tour Circuit Scoring Standings Champion
1. Prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams with the most Circuit Points at the
end of the National Tour
2. Rewarded with the CSS Trophy and a cash prize
3. Circuit Scoring (CSS) Champion
1. 1st Place Team: $2,000
2. 2nd Place Team: $1,000
3. 3rd Place Team: $500
4. Prizes to be rewarded after the CSS is updated after the final Circuit Event of the
year.
3. Fan Favorite All Star Team

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1. Players from across the Kickball365 Forum will be invited to vote for a "Fan Favorite" All
Star Team.
2. No prizes will be rewarded for this honor
3. Players will be recognized on Kickball365 Blog, Forum, and a scheduled National Press
Release.
4. Other Prizes
1. Best Rookie / Breakthrough Team
2. Spirit of the Games

All related cash prizes for the National Tour and Circuit Cup Championship are estimated and are
subject to change. The final cash award amount will be determined based on the total number of
Circuit Teams who register for the Circuit.

SPONSORSHIPS
NATIONAL SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

There are two sponsorships available for the National Sponsor of The Circuit. For more details please
contact us.

LOCAL SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

There are several sponsorships available for a Local Sponsor at any one of our upcoming Circuit Events
in 2011. For more details please contact us.

CONTACT US

Kickball365, Inc.
Alexandria, VA 22305
Phone: (202) 683-9971

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EARN MONEY REFERRING TEAMS


REFERRAL AGREEMENT

As a member of The Circuit, whether as a Franchise Owner or a Player, there are a number of ways to
earn money in the Referral Program:

1. League Owner/Manager's Referral Program:


◦ Kickball365 and the League Owner/Manager will share revenue earned from the Circuit
Entry Annual Registration Fee of any teams invited in the manner described in
the League Owner/Manager Referral Program.
◦ Any time you are responsible for recruiting a Franchise Owner to join The Circuit, you will
earn 5% of that team's Registration fee.
◦ Further details are available upon request.
2. Players Referral Program:
◦ Any time you are responsible for recruiting a Franchise Owner to join The Circuit, you will
earn 5% of that Team's Registration fee.
◦ There is no limit on this discount offered, and we always appreciate referrals!
◦ As a Circuit Player, you will be provided a Referral Code upon request.

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