Kickball Rules

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Kickball Rules

Field

  • 70-foot base paths & 50 feet to rubber
    • NO metal cleats of any kind

Player eligibility

      • No more than 3 current athletes on one team.

Teams

      • Teams must field a minimum amount of players to play the game.
      • All teams bat the entire roster. Players must play the field every other inning at a minimum. No more that 14 players on your roster. You must have 7 guys and 7 girls if you have 14 on your roster, you will kick boy, girl, boy, girl.

Regulation game

      • Games end after six (6) full innings or 50 minutes. Extra innings will be played if score is tied and time remains.
      • A team failing to field at the minimum amount of players within five minutes after scheduled game time will forfeit.
      • There is a 5-Run per inning limit for all innings.
    • Pitching / catching
      • A pitch must roll on the ground when passing over the plate.
      • Strike zone is 1 foot inside and outside of home plate. No bouncing balls. Umpire determines if the ball was to bouncy.
      • The pitcher must stay behind the pitching strip until the ball is kicked. Failure to abide by this rule results in a ball.
      • No player may field in front of the pitcher other than the catcher.
      • The catcher must field directly behind the kicker and may not cross home plate nor be positioned forward of the kicker before the ball is kicked.
      • Balls must be pitched by hand.
    • Kicking
      • A player’s foot or leg must make all kicks.
      • All kicks must be behind home plate. The kicker may step on home plate to kick.
      • No Bunting is allowed. Umpire determines bunt call. A bunt is called an out.
    • Running
      • Runners must stay within the base line.
      • No running into a fielder. No contact is allowed, the runner is out if the runner initiates contact or runner is safe if fielder initiates contact.
      • Fielders must stay out of the base line. Runners hindered by any fielder within the base line, not making an active play for the ball, shall be safe at the base to which they were running.
      • No leading off or stealing. Runner can only advance after the ball is kicked. A runner off a base when the ball is kicked is out.
      • Runners may Tag-Up after a kicked ball is caught by the defense to advance to the next base.
      • Runners may overrun first base.
      • One base on an overthrow into foul territory. This rule is a restriction on the runner – not an automatic right for the runner to advance.
      • Running past another runner is not allowed. Any runner passed by another runner is out.
  • Outs
      • Three (3) outs by a team complete the team’s half of the inning.
      • Runner touched by the ball while not on base & the ball is in play; the player being tagged can not hit the ball out of the players hand that is placing the tag on them.
      • A fielder can throw a ball at a runner but it must be thrown with 2 hands. Runners hit in the neck or head with the ball will not be out unless they were ducking to dodge the ball Play stops and the ball is dead after hitting a base runner and being declared out.
      • A kicked ball (fair or foul) that is caught in the air
      • A ball thrown to fielder touching base beats the runner who is forced to run;
      • A runner off of his/her base when the ball is kicked;
  • Play ends
      • When the pitcher has the ball in control and on the mound.
      • A runner intentionally touches or stops the ball (the runner is out)