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Arena Kickball Rules

Arena Kickball Rules

LEAGUE FEATURES + TEAM

Suggested 10 on each team

At least 2 of each gender required to be in play always

8 in the Field, Entire team bats

Must be 21 years of age or older

Females can bunt

Overhand pitching is not allowed

No Uniform requirement except for the following:

NO Cleats

PLAYING FIELD

The kickball diamond is a square with equal sides of 60 feet or about 20 paces with a base at each corner

The distance between Home Plate + 2nd and 1st and 3rd should be approximately 28 paces

The pitching strip is in the center of the diamond at about 14 paces from Home Plate (42 feet)

The Kicking box is a rectangle with the front of the box aligned with the front of Home Plate

The Kicker is not required to start in the kicking box however the kick must occur within this box

Strike Zone

1-foot High

1 foot to the Left and Right of the plate

An Optional Extra Base may be provided adjacent to the First Base to provide extra room for the runner

PRE-GAME

Prior to the start of each game, each team will send up a representative to engage in Rock, Paper, Scissors

The winning representative/team can choose to be either the Home Team (Field First, Bat Last) or the Visiting team (Bat First, Field Last)

GAME PLAY

Each game will be played for a full 50-minutes with the Home Team batting last

No Maximum innings and no slaughter rule!

In the event of a tie sore at the end of the game; the game shall be marked as a tie

Pitching

Balls must be pitched by hand

No pitching restrictions on pitching style

No runners may advance to the next base once the Pitcher regains possession of the kickball

Pitchers must have at least one foot on the pitching stripe and be within the pitching mound until the ball is kicked, may not encroach

Catcher

Catcher must be positioned within or directly behind the kicking box and behind Home Plate

The catcher may not contact the kicker nor position so closely to the kicker as to restrict the kicking motion

Fielders must stay behind the invisible line (between 1st and 3rd) until the Kicker has contacted the ball

Strikes

A Count of 3 strikes is an out

A pitch that is not kicked ad is not called a ball is a Strike (must be in 1-foot x 1-foot x 1-foot) strike zone

An attempted kick missed by the kicker inside or outside of the strike zone

*You CANNOT Foul Out

Balls

A Count of 4 balls advances the kicker to first base

A ball is:

A pitch outside of the strike zone as judged by the Referee where a kick is not attempted

A pitched ball that does not touch the ground at least twice or roll before reaching the kicking box

A pitched ball that exceeds one foot in height from the bottom of the ball as it enters the kicking box

A pitched ball that exceeds one foot in height from the bottom of the ball at any time while passing through the kicking box, prior to reaching the kicker

A pitched ball that is higher than one foot at the plate.

Outs

A count of 4 outs by a team completes the teams half of the inning

An out occurs when:

A count of three (3) strikes

Any kicked ball (fair or foul) that is caught by a fielder. Any part of the ball may incidentally touch the ground during the act of catching and still be ruled an out if the fielder first displays full control of the ball and maintains control after touching the ground

A Force Out, being the tag by any part of a fielders body of a base to which a runner is forced to run, before the runner arrives at the base, while the fielder has control of the ball. The ball may be touching the ground if the fielder displays full control of the ball while simultaneously tagging the base

A runner touched by the ball or who touches the ball at any time while not on base while the ball is in play

A kicker or runner that interferes with the ball

A tag of a base by any part of a fielders body, while the fielder has control of the ball, before the runner originating at that base can tag-up as required due to a caught ball

A runner off base when the ball is kicked

A runner physically assisted by a team member during play

Any kicker that does not kick in the proper kicking line up

A runner that passes another runner

A runner outside of the baseline

A runner who misses a base, as called by a Referee upon the conclusion of the play

A runner who fails to properly tag up on a caught ball, as called by a Referee upon the conclusion of the play

A runner touched by the ball while on a base they are forced to vacate by the kicker becoming a runner

KICKING

All kicks must be made by foot or leg below hip level

All Kicks must occur:

At or behind home plate

Within the kicking box, must have a portion of the plant foot within the kicking box during the kick

Teams/Players must kick in the exact order defined at the beginning of the game

RUNING AND SCORING

Runners must stay within the baseline, any runners outside the baseline, deemed by Official, will be out

Runners may choose their path from one base to the next; creating a natural arc

Runners are free to change course to avoid interference with fielder or avoid getting hit by ball

Obstruction:

Fielders may be within the baseline when doing so is necessary to make an active play on the ball, but otherwise, must stay out of the baseline

Fielders must make a proactive move to get out of the way of the runner if not making a play on the ball

Runners hindered by any fielder within the baseline, not making an active play for the ball, shall be safe at the base to which they were running

NO Lead offs or Stealing bases

Hitting a runners neck or head with the ball is not allowed; except when sliding

Any runner hit in the neck or head shall be considered safe at the base they were running toward

Tag Up

A tag up is a requirement to retouch or stay on a base until kicked then caught ball is first touched by a fielder. After a tag-up a runner may advance

All ties will go to the runner

Running past another runner is not allowed

A run scores when a runner touches home plate before the third out is made

EXCEPTION: No run can score when the third out is made during a force play

OFFICIALS

All Officials and Referees shall be trained and credentialed by The League

There will be at the least 1 Official per game

The officials duties shall include (but not limited to):

Keeping Time

Keeping Score

Calling Strikes, Balls, and Outs



*Reference: WAKA Kickball -- https://www.kickball.com/files/KICKBALL_OFFICIAL_R...

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