Kickball is a Tier 1 event. The competition begins as a round-robin tournament within each battalion.
Desired roster size is eight (8) players. Five (5) players are required to avoid a forfeit. One player from each team is designated as the team captain before the start of play.
The kicking team will supply its pitcher. Teams may have unlimited kickers; any substitute must occupy the same position in the kicking order. Thus, teams may have up to eight (8) fielders. The defense may have one player stand next to the actual pitcher, a catcher, and four (4) other players in traditional infield positions. The remaining two (2) players must be beyond the designated outfield line before the ball is kicked.
Start time is forfeit time: there is no grace period for players to arrive late. Two (2) game forfeits disqualify a team from further play. Metal or hard tip cleats are not permitted.
A regulation game consists of seven (7) innings or 45 minutes of play, whichever happens first. Games may be shortened at the discretion of the umpire. The mercy rule is a ten-run lead after four innings or 15 after 5.
The kicker gets the pitch from their pitcher. The kicker gets a second “courtesy” pitch if the ball is kicked into foul territory. The kicker’s plant foot must not be past home plate when contact is made with the ball.
Bunting is not allowed.
A kicked ball that hits the ceiling is an out.
Base Running Rules
A base runner is out if they leave the base before the ball is kicked. Runners may not steal. Sliding will be considered an out. Pinch runners are allowed. The last person to make an out is the pinch runner. A runner in fair territory hit by a kicked ball will be called out. The kicker will be awarded first base.
If a female scores a run, the point value is two (2), so long as she successfully kicked to get on base.
All fielders must stay behind the line between first and third base until the ball is kicked. Runners are out if a fielder (1) tags the base, (2) uses the ball to tag a runner, or (3) throws the ball and hits the runner before they reach base. Intentionally hitting a runner with a ball above the shoulders is illegal.
Balls may be played off the walls or curtain. An out is called when the ball is caught before hitting the ground.
All players must use balls supplied by Deas Hall. No bouncies. The pitcher may not interfere with defensive players after the ball is kicked.
The World Adult Kickball Association governs all other rules.