I was asked as a favor to shoot the 2010 Southwest Florida Regional Kickball Tournament. I accepted the challenge, not because I have never had the pleasure of photographing kickball, but because I haven’t seen a kickball since the 6th grade! What really drew me in was that this was kickball for adults.
I had flashbacks to 6th grade, remembering my “special spin” I would put on the ball. I remember kicking with all of my heart, only to fall flat on my butt and never even touching the ball. I remember silently praying to not be the last pick and grinning from ear to ear when I wasn’t. I was nervous. I was picturing the people on past teams, now grown up, pointing and laughing at me…still!
When I arrived, I was relieved to see normal, healthy, okay somewhat normal people having a blast! Now, don’t think they weren’t competitive, because they were VERY serious about their kickball. They had rules and matching shirts and trophies…oh my!