All-American Liberty Leagues, LLC (AALL) is a league committed to bringing communities together. Having started its inaugural season in the summer of 2016 with bocce, AALL has now grown to 5 seasonal leagues and 2 sports. AALL provides the opportunity to make new friendships, compete in a social environment and most importantly, show off all that the GREAT city of Philadelphia has to offer.
Founded by two locals because of their love for Philadelphia and bocce, All-American Liberty Leagues provides indoor and outdoor venues for friendly competition and a social ambiance where new friendships can be made each week. Whether that be through bocce or cornhole, it's all about the people.
At AALL, we're giving back to our community. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Fairmount Civic Association to assist its mission devoted to the maintenance and furtherance of the civic, recreational, economic, educational, and cultural aspects of the community. We look forward to serving the city's bocce and cornhole lovers and introducing these games to new players for years and years to come.
What are the rules of bocce?
The first team to score 16 points wins. If both teams are tied at 16 at the end of a round, the winner of the next round wins the match. Rock/paper/scissors determines who first throws the smallest ball (called the pallino) past the middle boundary of the court. If the pallino lands before the middle, the team has one more chance to throw it past and if unable, the other team throws the pallino. The team that throws out the pallino then throws their first ball, followed by the other team. If Team A's ball is closest to the pallino, Team B throws until they are closest. The game continues with the team furthest from the pallino throwing until they are closest until all balls have been thrown. Points are determined by how many balls a team has closest to the pallino, thus, one team earns points each round. If the pallino is moved out of bounds by a ball, the round restarts. Balls thrown out of bounds are still active. Teams that earn 4 points in one round will earn candy bars!
What are the rules of cornhole?
Scoring is simple. After all bags have been thrown, a bag remaining on the board is worth 1 point. A bag that went in the hole is worth 3 points. Add up how many points you earned and compare them to your opponents. Equal points cancel each other out so that only one team can score per round. For example, if you scored 5 points and your opponent scored 3, you will add 2 points to your overall score and your team will throw first in the next round. If you scored 6 points and your opponent scored 6 as well, there will be no points awarded and whoever threw first in the last round will throw first again. A game is won when a team reaches 21 points with a lead of 2 or more points. The first team to win 3 games wins the match. Essential Cornhole terms: Woody, Boarder: A bag that ends up on the board. Cornhole, Holer, Corn in the Hole: A bag that ends up in the hole. Dos Cornhole' : Throwing two bags in the hole. Holy Moly Triple Cornholy: Throwing 3 bags in the hole. The Great Cornholio: A person that throws 4 bags in the hole. All present are required to bow down in reverence to this cornholer. Get that corn outta my face!: A term used whenever you successfully counteract your opponent's attempt to score. For example, when you put a bag in the hole immediately after your opponent does or when you successfully knock your opponent's bag off the board. Corn On The Cob: When a player puts every bag on the board. Nothin' But Corn: When a bag is tossed right through the hole without touching the board.
Why play with AALL?
Having played in previous leagues, we saw what we liked and what we did not like and vowed to create an atmosphere that players have not yet experienced. Most importantly to us, this is not a multi-city league. We started Philly and we're staying Philly. We do not outsource league management---we are the league managers! We put a high value on customer service, as well as community service. We're proud to donate to the Fairmount Civic Association and will actively participate in Fairmount's Fall Cleanup and all subsequent cleanups to come. We are eco-conscious and put a premium on operating with a sustainable mindset. Oh yeah.....we're also the only league that gives out candy bars each week! We've also given out 76ers tickets, Phillies tickets and Eastern State Penitentiary museum passes. We love giving stuff away. If you need anything more, ask our players!
When can I sign up?
Who can play?
Anyone 21 years of age and older. Experienced and new players are welcome to form teams or join as free agents. If you wish to join as a free agent and play with a few friends, reach out to us and we will make sure you play together by the close of registration.
When does the season begin?
Spring bocce season games are currently in play. Early bird registration is now open for the Summer leagues. Bocce will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, while cornhole will be played on Thursdays, starting the week of June 20th.
Where do the leagues play?
ATTENTION: TEMPORARY CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR 2017 SPRING LEAGUES
Due to the NFL draft taking over the area, we're going to play our first few games at the field across from Boat House Row. It's the field with the Abraham Lincoln Monument, bordered by Kelly Dr (East River Dr) and Sedgley Dr. You can put 1 Boathouse Row into your GPS and we're right across the street. There's lots of free parking should you need to drive. Please let us know if the location's description is not clear.
Fall, spring and summer leagues play on the field marked below. Put 2401 Pennsylvania Ave in your GPS and we are located across the street, between Pennsylvania Ave and Kelly Drive, bordered by 24th and 25th streets.
How much is the entry fee?
Early bird pricing starts at $43 and increases to $53 when the early bird period ends. See the leagues registration pages for pricing dates.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Those who wish to cancel prior to the first day of the league selected will be subject to a $25 fee. The remainder will be refunded to original form of payment. No refunds will be given once the season has begun.
How many players does my team need?
Bocce teams must have a minimum of 6 players and there is no maximum. Teams unable to reach 6 will have free agents assigned to them.
Cornhole teams must have a minimum of 4 players and there is no maximum. Teams unable to reach 4 will have free agents assigned to them.
What comes with our registration?
For all bocce leagues, every player will get a shirt/jersey. Team captains will choose their team's colors, subject to availability. Players can choose their shirts by size. Registration for the winter cornhole league includes a year-long social membership to the Ukrainian League of Philadelphia. Prizes and drinks specials are also offered in various leagues. See below for details.
Is there a sponsor bar?
Gulp! After spring, summer and fall bocce games, we will head over to Black Taxi for free pitchers for the winners and drink and food specials for everyone. For the winter bocce league, we're inside Urban Saloon. For the winter cornhole league, we're inside Ukrainian League of Philadelphia. **NOTE: Registration for the winter cornhole league includes a year-long social membership to the Ukrainian League of Philadelphia! (double-gulp!)
Where do I reach out if I have any further questions?
Email us and we will respond promptly.