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National Sponsors of The Circuit National Tour

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STRUCTURE OF THE CIRCUIT


Updated August 9, 2011 WHAT IS THE CIRCUIT? WHAT IS THE NATIONAL TOUR? WHAT IS THE CIRCUIT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP? NATIONAL TOUR SCHEDULE WHAT RULE BOOK IS USED? CIRCUIT REGIONS REGISTRATION DETAILS HOW TO REGISTER? WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE? WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A TEAM REGISTERS? WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TSHIRT ORDER? DO I HAVE TO WEAR THE TEAM SHIRT AT CIRCUIT EVENTS? WHAT IF I HAVE A TEAM LOGO? DO I NEED A TEAM LOGO? WHAT HAPPENS IF A PLAYER WANTS TO TRANSFER TO ANOTHER TEAM? CIRCUIT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP QUICK ELIGIBILITY REFERENCE GUIDE WHEN IS THE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP? QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES FOR CIRCUIT CUP SEEDING FOR CIRCUIT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP WILD CARD SEEDING GUIDELINES AWARDS & PRIZE POOL SPONSORSHIPS 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 11 11 13 14

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Updated August 11, 2011 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 series of Circuit Events held in a given year, 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 CSS Standings. The National Tour is divided into two segments - The Circuit Events themselves and the Circuit Cup Championship. The 2011 National Tour is 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 qualifiers will be awarded spots at the Kickball365 Circuit Cup Championship, to be held in Las Vegas on October 9th, 2011. The qualify-only Circuit Cup Championship field will compete for a prize pool of awards and cash, with the top eight (8) teams receiving prize money. In addition, the top (3) teams in the final National Tour CSS Standings will receive prize money. Details below. NATIONAL TOUR SCHEDULE The 2011 National Tour will include the following events across the United States: February - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida April - Albuquerque, New Mexico May - Virginia Beach, Virginia May - Los Angeles, California June - Atlanta, Georgia July - Washington DC August - New York City, New York October - Las Vegas, Nevada / Cup Championship

WHAT RULE BOOK IS USED? All Circuit Events on the National Tour will utilize the Kickball365 Circuit Rule Book (v.2011) during qualifying events and the Circuit Cup Championship.

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CIRCUIT 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.

The current Circuit Region breakdown is as followed: Eastern Region (Brown) 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 (Gray) 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 (Purple) 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.

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REGISTRATION DETAILS
A Team Registration into The Circuit includes the following: Registration into The Circuit Entry into the Circuit Cup Championship* *Provided the team has met the Circuit Cup Qualifications guidelines listed below. Circuit T-Shirts for Team** A set number will be provided regardless of how many players register through the registration system. **This is not included for Wild Card Teams. A Circuit Teams status is valid until December 31, 2011*** ***All Teams must re-register the following year. Teams that wish to qualify for Circuit Points earned at an attended Circuit Event or for The Circuit Cup Championship must purchase the Team Registration no later than 30 days after competing in their first Circuit Event. Listing on the Circuit Team website View at http://www.kickball365.com/thecircuit/teams/ Listing on the First to Third Official Podcast of Kickball365 Listen/Subscribe at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kickball365-first-to-third/id419639728 HOW TO REGISTER? To register your Team for The Circuit as a Franchise Owner, you must register through the Official Registration System which can be found here. WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE? At the time of registration by the Franchise Owner only. There is no individual player additional cost to pay at the time of registering a Team. If you have a sponsor who would like to cover the cost of your registration be sure to inform the Kickball365 Executive Team prior to doing so at info@kickball365.com WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A TEAM REGISTERS? All registered Franchise Owners will receive an email confirmation confirming their purchase into The Circuit. Additionally, all Franchise Owners will receive a Welcome Letter from the Commissioner with additional information regarding their purchase. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TSHIRT ORDER? All Circuit Teams who register will be provided with twenty Team Circuit T-shirts for each player. Franchise Owners will be asked to select which color they prefer after registering as a Circuit Team. You will be contacted by the Sales Team immediately following your registration is completed.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR THE TEAM SHIRT AT CIRCUIT EVENTS? No, all teams that wish to wear their team logo on their Team T-Shirt can do so. Kickball365 does not require Teams to wear their National Tour T-Shirts at Circuit Events. Instead we encourage you to buy custom designed Jerseys through our partner CustomInk.

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The Circuit Presented by Kickball365 At this time you can buy these custom jerseys with a discount found at http://bit.ly/k365customink.

If you need additional T-shirts please contact the Sales Team at sales@kickball365.com.

WHAT IF I HAVE A TEAM LOGO? Team that wish to place their team logo on their Team T-shirt can do so after receiving their T-shirt in the mail. Kickball365 does not offer custom designed Circuit T-shirts at this time at http://bit.ly/k365customink. All Team Franchise Owners are highly encouraged to submit a Team Logo to the Kickball365 Social Team (social@kickball365.com) for use in the Circuit Cup Team Page and upcoming marketing material. However, Kickball365 has partnered with CustomInk.com to offer discounts on custom jerseys and gear. Please visit http://bit.ly/k365customink to get started with your custom ink order! For more information please contact the Sales Team at sales@kickball365.com. DO I NEED A TEAM LOGO? All Team Franchise Owners are highly encouraged to submit a Team Logo to the Kickball365 Social Team (social@kickball365.com) for use in the Circuit Cup Team Page and upcoming marketing material. It is not required. WHAT HAPPENS IF A PLAYER WANTS TO TRANSFER TO ANOTHER TEAM? A player who hasnt been on more than one (1) other Circuit Team this year, unless his/her old Circuit Team disbanded, is allowed one (1) more transfer per National Tour. All registered Franchise Owners have until August 13th to schedule transfers with the Executive Team of Kickball365.

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CIRCUIT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP


QUICK ELIGIBILITY REFERENCE GUIDE

Can My Team Get In?


Well, during this Circuit Year, were you a: (1) Top Finisher: Did you finish in the top 4 at a Circuit Event this year?

Who Can I Bring?


Anyone Who: (1) Is 18 or older. (2) Possesses adequate health insurance. (3) Has signed a waiver.

(2) League Champion: Did you win the highest level championship or tournament within your home kickball league?

(4) Is only on your registered Circuit Team Roster, and no other. (5) Hasnt been on more than one (1) other Circuit Team this year, unless his/her old Circuit Team disbanded (in which case, s/he is allowed one (1) more transfer).

(3) Circuit Qualifier: Did you attend a Circuit Event this year?

(6) Has played: (Applies to Top Finishers and Circuit Qualifiers only)

(a) With your team at one (1) or more Circuit Events OR (b) With any Circuit CupEligible team at a Circuit Event this year, subject to the one-transfer limit above OR

(4) Wild Card: Did you play in at least two (2) leagues and/or non-Circuit tournaments this year, finishing at least top-four in one of them?

(Applies to everyone) (c) With your team during one (1) or more seasons in (No more than (4) your home league OR players eligible under these requirements (d) With your team during are allowed to play on one (1) or more non-Circuit a Circuit Team at tournaments. Circuit Cup)

Then your team is eligible to play in Circuit Cup, If the person meets these 6 criteria, and when all is and you just need to register for the Circuit to book said and done, youve got a roster that has stayed your spot in October! 50% consistent from the later of: But first, lets make sure youve got a squad of eligible players. Have a look to the right. The date you receive your Circuit Cup invite OR The last Circuit Event AND the date of Circuit Cup, then youve got your squad! NO PLAYER TRANSFERS ARE ALLOWED ON CURRENTLY REGISTERED CIRCUIT TEAMS AFTER THE LAST CIRCUIT EVENT OF THE NATIONAL TOUR (Rosters due August 16th).

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WHEN IS THE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP? The first annual Circuit Cup Championship will be held on Sunday, October 9th, 2011 in Las Vegas. Full social calendar of events to be released in August 2011. The entire weekend of the Circuit Cup Championship will include social events every night starting Thursday night, October 6th, with a final party scheduled the night of October 9th after the Tournament. WHERE IS THE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP HELD?

Kickball365 will be hosting its first annual Circuit Cup Championship at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. 4545 S. Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89154

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES FOR CIRCUIT CUP Category Top Finisher Qualification Method (1) Be a unique top 4 finisher at any Circuit Event. and (2) Register for The Circuit. Reserved Places 28 (4 per tourney) Quota Opens Conditions

4 slots open after Team Registration with each Circuit Event. The Circuit. Any unused part of Confirmation of final the 4-slot allocation roster prior to Circuit for each Circuit Event Cup. carries over to the Circuit Qualifier category 30 days after that Event.

League Champion

(1) Win your qualifying League Championship before the last Circuit Event of the current National Tour. ** See details below on qualifying leagues. and (2) Register for The Circuit.

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S l o t s o p e n a t t h e Team Registration with b e g i n n i n g o f t h e the Circuit. National Tour Year. Any unused League Confirmation of final Champion slots carry roster prior to Circuit over to the Circuit Cup. Qualifier Category on the day of the last Circuit Event.

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The Circuit Presented by Kickball365 Category Circuit Qualifier Qualification Method (1) Attend at least one (1) Circuit event. and (2) Register for The Circuit. Reserved Places 24 Quota Opens Conditions

24 slots are open at Team Registration with the beginning of the the Circuit. C i r c u i t Ye a r. T h i s number increases as Attendance at one (1) or unused slots carry more Circuit Events. over from the other two categories. Confirmation of final roster prior to Circuit Cup. Teams may apply as of S l o t s are not A u g u s t 1 3 t h . Wi l d guaranteed, and Wild Card Bids will receive Card invitation in Circuit decisions by August Cup is by application 27, 2011. only.

Wild Card

Application Only. Not guaranteed. ** See details below on qualifying Wild Cards.

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Teams receive bids as soon as they meet all requirements (including team registration and either Circuit Event Attendance or qualifying league/tournament completion, depending on eligibility method). Kickball 365 reserved bids in each category for the 2011 Circuit Cup as follows: Twenty-eight (28) Top Finishers, twelve (12) League Champions, and twenty-four (24) Circuit Qualifiers. Any unused invites in the Top Finisher and League Champion categories over to the Circuit Qualifier Category as follows:

Top Finisher Bids Carry over at the 30-day mark following a Circuit Event. At that point, the Top Finisher cannot claim Circuit Points from that event and is no longer guaranteed a Circuit Cup invite, although it can claim an invite if the Circuit Cup has not met its total team limit. League Champion Bids Carry over on July 21st. At that point, a League Champion is no longer guaranteed a Circuit Cup invite, although it can claim an invite if the Circuit Cup has not met its total team limit. Circuit Qualifier Bids Any unused bids in the Circuit Qualifier Category may, at Kickball365s discretion, carry over to Wild Card bids, on August 20, 2011. At that point, a Circuit Qualifier is no longer guaranteed a Circuit Cup invite, although it can claim an invite if the Circuit Cup has not met its total team limit. Wild Card Bids Slots are not guaranteed, and Wild Card invitation in Circuit Cup is by application only. Teams applying for Wild Card Bids will receive decisions on their applications by August 27, 2011. **Details on League Champion Bids: Teams must present Kickball365 with proof of winning a qualifying League Championship no later than the final event of the Current National Tour year. (In the 2011 National Tour Year, that is the New York City

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The Circuit Presented by Kickball365 Grand National Kickball Tournament, which will take place on August 13, 2011). 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, 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, you win the MUSA Premium Draft skill 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, 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, 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. ***Details on Wild Card Bids: (A) Teams may apply for Wild Card Bids starting on August 13th, 2011. Applications will be considered on a first-in-first-out basis. However, Kickball365 will not begin evaluation Wild Card Bid applications until August 20, 2011. (B) Teams must present Kickball365 with proof of qualifying League or tournament participation no later than the final event of the Current National Tour year. (In the 2011 National Tour Year, that is the New York City Grand National Kickball Tournament, which will take place on August 13, 2011.) Tournaments may not be those used to crown a champion in a League they must be events independent from the determination of a League Champion. Also, Leagues or Tournaments used to qualify under this method must consist of at least six (6) teams. The Kickball365 Executive Committee has the final say on whether a teams participation in the Leagues or Tournaments used for Wild Card Qualification, was, not withstanding the aboverequirements, meaningful and done in good faith. (C) The Kickball365 Executive Committee will, space permitting, approve teams applications for Wild Cards promptly. In the 2011 National Tour Year, teams applying for Wild Card status for the Circuit Cup will receive decisions on their applications by August 27, 2011. Wild Card teams may confirm their bids by registering for the Circuit and paying $600, rather than $500. Since Wild Card teams did not attend previous Circuit Events and pay the event registration fees Top Finishers & Circuit Qualifiers did, the Kickball365 community has determined the higher registration fee is fair.

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The Circuit Presented by Kickball365 (D) Wild Card teams attending Circuit Cup will receive the same Pool Play game guarantee as other Cup teams. However, in fairness to Circuit qualifiers under the more preferred methods, their roads through Circuit Cup will be much more difficult:

SEEDING FOR CIRCUIT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP


Seeding for the Circuit Cup Championship will be done using the Pure Rankings derived from the National Tours CSS Standings on September 4th, 2011. A Teams Circuit Cup Seed will be determined by: Calculating the sum of a teams top two (2) event CSS scores attended during the current National Tour schedule. However, if a team attending the Circuit Cup attended only one event during the National Tour then the score of that Team will not be averaged. The sole score will be used. All League Champion teams are deemed to have fifty (50) Circuit Points at the end of the National Tour. A Team cannot claim League Champion points if they attend a Circuit Event during the National Tour. For example, The Meatballs who have attended multiple Circuit Events this year cannot claim a League Champion bid or points to apply to their CSS score. All Wild Card teams are deemed to have zero (0) Circuit Points at the end of the National Tour.

WILD CARD SEEDING GUIDELINES


(1a) If there are three (3) or less Wild Card teams, Wild Card Teams will be placed in pool play along with other Circuit team(s) that qualified under the more preferred methods. However, they will all be ranked behind all other teams qualifying for Circuit Cup under the other methods. Initial starting seeds as between Wild Card teams will be determined by the Circuit Cup Event Manager. Should a Wild Card team achieve an equivalent Win Percentage in Pool Play to any Circuit team(s) that qualified for Circuit Cup under the other methods, it will be deemed to lose all relevant tiebreakers under Rule 4.9.3. Wild Card teams tied with each other after Pool Play will use the existing tiebreakers in the Circuit Rulebook at Rule 4.9.3. (1b) If there are at least (4) Wild Card teams, they will all be placed in pool play with other Wild Card teams. Initial starting seeds as between Wild Card teams will be determined by the Circuit Cup Event Manager. Wild Card teams may be required to repeat Pool Play match-ups, as determined by the Circuit Cup Event Manager, to meet the game guarantee and to determine which team advances to Single Elimination. Only (1) team from the Wild Card portion of Pool Play will advance to Single Elimination. That team will receive the lowest seed in Single Elimination, meaning it will be matched up with the #1 Seed.

Circuit Scoring System (CSS)


The Circuit Scoring System is used for the following: Reward the performance of registered teams at Circuit Events

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The Circuit Presented by Kickball365 Seed eligible Circuit Teams for the Circuit Cup Championship Determine the CSS National Tour Champion Award Winner CSS Formula (v.2011) http://www.kickball365.com/thecircuit/standings/circuit-scoring-system/

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AWARDS & PRIZE POOL


There are several awards and prize pools associated with The Circuit Cup Championship and the National Tour. The total cash awarded in The Circuit for 2011 will be $21,000. All related cash prizes for the National Tour and Circuit Cup Championship are GUARANTEED. The final cash award amount IS NOT determined by the total number of Circuit Teams who attend the Circuit Cup Championship. Circuit Cup Champions will receive: $10,000 cash prize (1) Rewarded with the Circuit Cup Trophy Circuit Cup Championship Trophy (Traveling Trophy, kept by your team for the rest of 2011 and the 2012 Circuit National Tour year) - $200 value Private Limo Ride after Tournament - $1,000 value 2nd Place Circuit Cup Team will receive: $2,500 cash prize (1) Private Limo Ride after Tournament - $1,000 value Circuit Cup Final Four Teams will receive: $1,250 each (2) Circuit Cup Elite Eight Teams receive: $625 each (4) Total Circuit Cup Championship Cash Purse: $17,500

National Tour Scoring Champion Guidelines Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams with the most total cumulative CSS Points at the end of the National Tour. Circuit Scoring (CSS) Champion Prizes will include: 1st Place Team: $2,000 2nd Place Team: $1,000 3rd Place Team: $500 Total Cash Prize for National Tour: $3,500 National Tour Prizes will be awarded during the competition of Circuit Cup Championship. Note, any teams tied at a prize level will split the winnings of that prize level and the prize level below it. For example, if two teams tie for 1st place, they will split the combined 1st/2nd prize pool and 3rd place will still be rewarded it original payout. Additional Awards of the Circuit Cup Championship Fan Favorite All Star Team Players from across the Kickball365 Forum will be invited to vote for a "Fan Favorite" All Star Team.

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The Circuit Presented by Kickball365 Players will be recognized on Kickball365 Blog, Forum, and a scheduled National Press Release. No cash prizes will be awarded for this honor. Forum Awards Players will be recognized on Kickball365 Blog, Forum, and a scheduled National Press Release. Best Rookie Team Players will be recognized on Kickball365 Blog, Forum, and a scheduled National Press Release. No cash prizes will be awarded for this honor. Breakthrough Team Players will be recognized on Kickball365 Blog, Forum, and a scheduled National Press Release. No cash prizes will be awarded for this honor. Spirit of the Games Players will be recognized on Kickball365 Blog, Forum, and a scheduled National Press Release. No cash prizes will be awarded for this honor. All Circuit Cup Prizes will be awarded after the Circuit Cup Championship.

SPONSORSHIPS
We are actively soliciting sponsors at all levels of contribution and exposure, and we have robust referral programs in place for Franchise Owners, Players, Referees, and League Managers/Owners within The Circuit. If interested please contact us at: Sales Team sales@kickball365.com Kickball365, Inc. Phone: (202) 683-9971

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Sponsor of The Circuit Cup Championship

National Sponsors of The Circuit

Local Sponsors of The Circuit

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