As summer begins here in Rexburg, students have been looking for different ways to cool down. This past weekend at the Upper Fields of BYU-Idaho, the RecSports program gave students a unique opportunity to do just that as they hosted their water kickball tournament.
Water kickball is a lot like elementary school kickball. First, the pitcher rolls the ball to those who are to kick. Then, those who are to kick, kick the ball and try to put it in play. Then, they run to first base, but here they must slide into first base on a slip-n-slide in order to be considered safe. If they have time, they can run for extra bases. Next, if they want to go home, in order to score, they must again slide on a slip-n-slide.
“I think the most fun about it was probably the water balloons,” says Spencer Tippets, who was the RecSports Manager overseeing the event. “Just being able to toss water balloons at anybody and everybody – so that was kind of fun. The slip-n-slides are, of course, always fun. I mean, who doesn’t love to go down a slip-n-slide.”
Water kickball is a fun, cheap activity that you can do yourself. All you need is a few mini-pools, two slip-n-slides, and a kickball in order to have lots of fun.
“I like the slip-n-slides, just ‘cause it reminds me of when I was a young man,” says William Moedl, a junior studying animal science. “We’d always play water kickball, and so it was a lot of fun. The slip-n-slides add a little more to it. We had water balloons thrown so you’d have to be on the lookout and that was a lot of fun.
This is Bryce Prince reporting from the Upper Fields here at BYU-Idaho, Scroll Digital.