Thursday, May 26, 2022

Adult Kickball

Adult Kickball

Registration Update

ADULT COED KICKBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Summer registration will close on May 13, 2022.

We are pleased to announce that we are bringing back adult kickball back to Royse City! Team registration for our second season will be open until April 20, 2022.Season will start in May. The season will consist of a 6 game season plus playoff tournament. The cost per team is $350 for regular registration and $400 for late registration. We will run a new season every 9-10 weeks. All games will be played on Friday nights!

Winner gets a plaque and 100 free wings from Alumni Sports Bar!

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Kickball Rules Below



Game Schedule and Location

Games will be played on Friday evenings, at Walker Hawk Sports Complex in Royse City, TX. Games will start at 7:15pm and will be scheduled in 1-hour intervals.

Registration

In order to pre-qualify for placement in one of the leagues through the team placement procedures, teams must turn in a completed team roster with the necessary accompanying fees the captains meeting. All rosters received after this date and time will be considered late.

Rosters

Teams must have a minimum of 10 players, 5 Males and 5 Females (maximum of 15) on their roster when turned in.

Apparel

Metal cleats are not allowed. Players may wear protective equipment providing it does not offer the wearer an unfair performance advantage.

Equipment
  • Bases will be set at 60 feet. The 43” pitcher’s mound will be used.
  • Kickballs will be 10” in diameter and red. Appropriate substitutions may be used at the discretion of the scorekeeper/umpire if the Department provided kickballs are unable to be used at any time during a game. Both teams must agree upon a new ball before the game proceeds.
Coaches and Managers
  • Only the players and managers are allowed in the team’s dugout.
  • Managers are responsible for ensuring their dugout is clean after their team’s game.
  • Two members of the team at kick must coach first and third base. The base coaches will assist in retrieving foul balls and may switch with other team members to remain in the proper kicking line-up.
Team Line-ups

A maximum of 10 players and a minimum of 7 players will be allowed on the playing field.

  • Teams must start with 7 players: 3 men and 4 women, or 4 men and 3 women. If teams have 8 or more players, they must have an equal number of males and females, or more females than males.
  • Every other kicker should be male, then female, then male, then female, and so forth.
  • Teams with less than 7 players on the field at any time will forfeit their game.
  • Game forfeits may be declared if teams do not have their line-ups (complete with first and last names), into the league official 5 minutes prior to their scheduled game time.
  • Players already in the batting order may not switch to another spot in the line-up. Once a player subs in at a specific batting spot, they may only kick at that spot for the remainder of the game.
  • Men and women must alternate defensively on both the infield and outfield.
Outs

A count of 3 outs by a team completes the team’s half of the inning. An out is:

  • When the ball touches a runner at any time while not on the base.
  • Any kicked ball, fair or foul, that is caught.
  • A ball tag on a base to which a runner is forced to run.
  • A runner off of his/her base when the ball is kicked. (i.e., Leading or attempting to steal a base.)
  • When the count reaches 3 strikes or 2 fouls it constitutes an out.
Fielders
  • Fielders must stay out of the baselines.
  • Fielders trying to make an out on base may have their foot on base but must lean out of the baseline.
  • Hitting a runner with the ball above shoulder level is not allowed.
  • A runner hit above the shoulders is safe, and advances 1 base.
  • Runners receive 1 base on an overthrow.
  • If, at the official’s judgment, he/she believes that the fielder purposely drops a fly ball in order to turn a double play, the batter will be called out and the runner(s) will return to the bases they had just occupied.
Runners
  • Runners must stay within the baselines.
  • Runners may choose their path from one base to the next and may follow a natural running arc.
  • Runners are free to change course to avoid interference with a fielder making a play.
  • When attempting to avoid a ball tag, runners may move no more than 4 feet outside of their established path.
  • Runners hindered within the baseline by a fielder not making an active play on the ball shall be safe at the base to which they were running.
  • Neither leading off nor stealing a base is allowed. The runner will be automatically out.
  • A runner hit above the shoulders is safe, and advances 1 base. Runners receive 1 base on an overthrow.
Subs
  • Players not in the game may substitute in and out, both on the field and at kicking.
  • Once a player subs in at a specific batting spot, they may only kick at that spot for the remainder of the game.
  • The pitcher may only be replaced on the mound once per inning.
Pitching and Catching
  • The pitcher must stay behind the pitching strip until the ball is kicked, and all other fielders besides the catcher must start play and remain behind the 1st-3rd base diagonal until the ball is kicked.
  • No player may field in front of the pitcher other than the catcher.
  • No fielder can run in front of the pitcher while the pitch is being delivered. This includes the catcher running out from behind home plate. Once the ball has been kicked, then players can move.
  • The catcher must field directly behind the kicker and may not cross home plate before the ball is kicked.
  • No curve balls (only straight pitches) for women. Curve balls are allowed for men.
  • The pitcher may only be replaced on the mound once per inning.
Kicking
  • All kicks must be made by foot and occur at or behind home plate.
  • The kicker may step on home plate to kick; however, no part of the planted foot may be in front of or cross the front edge of the home plate.
  • Bunting is not allowed.
  • A kicked ball landing and remaining in fair territory is considered a fair ball.
  • A kicked ball landing in fair territory and then traveling into foul territory beyond the 1st or 3rd base is considered a fair ball.
  • A kick in front of home plate is called a “foul”.
  • A kicked ball landing out of bounds is called a "foul".
  • A kicked ball landing in bounds but traveling out of bounds on its own before reaching 1st or 3rd base is called a "foul".
Pitch Count

The pitch count will start at 1 ball, 1 strike:

  • Once a kicker receives 3 balls, the ball will be placed on home plate, and the kicker must attempt to kick the ball. The 2-foul rule still applies.
  • A count of 3 strikes or 2 fouls constitutes an out.
Pitch Count | Balls

A ball is:

  • A pitch outside of the strike zone
  • An illegal “bouncie”
  • Any fielder advancing on home plate before the ball is kicked
  • Any catcher crossing home plate before the kicker or failing to field behind the kicker
  • A pitch that is higher than 1 foot at home plate
  • A pitch not considered a strike or a foul
Pitch Count | Strikes

The strike zone extends to 1 foot on either side of home plate and 1 foot high. A strike is:

  • A pitch within the strike zone not kicked
  • A pitch within the strike zone missed by the kicker
  • A kicked ball that is considered foul
  • A pitch not considered a ball
Innings and Play Time

Each game will consist of 7 innings or 50 minutes of playing time.

  • 5 full innings constitute a game
  • No new inning may begin after 50 minutes of playing time has elapsed
  • Extra innings: Runner starts on 2nd base (runner is last out of the inning prior)
Ties

Tie games will play out until a winner is determined. After the completion of 8 innings if the score is still tied, beginning at the start of the ninth inning, a runner (the last out of the prior inning) will start on 2nd base.

Rain Outs

Any partial games (games played less than 5 full innings or less than 30 minutes) that are rained out will be replayed from the beginning.

Illness and Injury

In case of injury or illness, a time-out may be requested for participant removal and replacement with a substitute of the same sex. If the participant later returns to play, the participant must be inserted in the same fielding position and kicking order previously held.

Forfeits
  • Teams having less than 7 players on the field at any time will forfeit their game.
  • Game forfeits may be declared only by the official if teams do not have their lineups (complete with first and last names), into the league official 5 minutes prior to their scheduled game time.
  • The score of a forfeited game will be 7-0.

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