Rules

Kickball rules probably haven't changed since you were a kid and are based on the rules of baseball; A detailed copy of the FTW Kickball Rule Book is at the bottom of this page.

This is a Co-Ed league with 11 players on defense, and there must be a minimum of 4 girls(no maximum) on defense at a time in order to have a full defensive team of 11 players. (More details in the Rule Book) The game is 6 innings or 55minutes which ever comes first. A runner is out if they are contacted with the ball (except contact above the shoulders, unless the runner ducks into the throw or is sliding). A runner is also out if the defense has control of the ball on a base before a forced advancing runner reaches the base. (If there is no force, then contact must be made with the runner in order to get an out). A kicker is out if a defender catches the ball in the air. (Catching a ball after contact with a fence or pole in fair teritory is not an out and still a live ball, runners may keep advancing.)

Our league has the following adjustments:

Off-Sides:

Encroachment/Off-Sides Line moved-up for guys = makes bunting harder and eliminates judgment calls on bunting

For guys the Off-Sides Line is the perpendicular line from the pitching rubber to the 1st & 3rd base lines, this makes a square which all defenders must start behind until the ball is kicked. Encroachment/Off-Sides Line line remains for girls.

For ladies the Off-Sides Line is the imaginary line running from 1st base to 3rd base and defenders have to start behind that line until the ball is kicked.Encroachment/Off-Sides rules remain for the catcher.

The catcher must remain behind the kicker until the ball is kicked.

Pitch Count:

Adjusted to 3 Fouls, 3 Strikes, 3 Balls (3 Fouls = Out, 3 Strikes = Out, 3 Balls = Walk) Fouls count separately than strikes.

Kickball Facility Rules:

BYOB - Yes, we can have adult beverage on the fields as long as we pick up after ourselves. (No GLASS Bottles)

Firearms, Illegal Drugs, Unapproved Medicines and Pets:
No firearms, illegal drugs or unapproved medicines, or pets (except Seeing Eye or service dogs) shall be brought onto kickball facilities.

Off-Sides Violation:
Kicking team has option on off-sides violations. Take the pitch as a ball or take the result of the play. (In the event of a walk, other base runners advance only if forced)

Strike Zone:
Clearer strike zone - 4” "strike stripe"(TM) added across the front of home-plate to mark the left & right edge of the strike zone. The bottom of the ball must pass over the "strike stripe"(TM) to count as a strike. Any pitched ball, that doesn't make contact with the kicker, is called a ball if:

-The pitch is outside the "strike stripe"(TM)
-The bottom of the ball bounces above 1ft off the ground in the strike zone.
-The pitched ball doesn't bounces twice or roll prior to crossing the "strike stripe"(TM).

Home Runs:
Our League Fields are oriented to allow for Home Run Fences. The Home Run Limit is 3 per team per game. After that a Home Run counts as an out.

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