LEGACY Sports “Mixed” Kickball Tournament
Kickball is a modern day team sport that is gaining more and more popularity in the US and worldwide. A sport that is nearly one hundred years old, like in baseball, two teams face each other and try to score as many runs as they can. Like in soccer, you kick a rubber ball instead of hitting a small hard ball with a bat. Meanwhile, the other team will try to stop them and take them out before they can reach home base. Teams alternate half-innings. It is relatively easy and fun to play and there are a large number of leagues and tournaments all over the US and the world. This tournament is a “mixed” tournament, meaning it will be both men and women but there is no minimum requirement for either gender.
You can register and play with friends, family, co-workers, or sign up as a “free agent” and be placed on a team. You will meet new people, make new connections, strengthen friendships or build new ones, and have an incredible time while doing so! Level of play ranges from total rookie to experienced veteran, so everyone fits in. Games are played at the Prairie Field Softball Complex and the age of eligibility is high school freshman and older. The tournament will be played at the Prairie Field Softball Complex and the age of eligibility is high school freshman and older.
Kickball Tournament Rules
HOW TO PLAY KICKBALL
Before You Start
- Similar to baseball, kickball is played with one ball two teams and four bases.
- The kicking team lines up and forms ‘kicking order’. This will be the order players kick for the remainder of the game.
- The fielding team goes to their positions–spread out on the field, typically with a player next to each base, a pitcher (which can also be the leader), a catcher behind home plate and players in the outfield.
How to Play
- Play begins with the pitcher rolling the ball smoothly to home plate. The kicker must kick from behind home.
- If the ball is kicked and rolls out of bounds before going past first or third base, it is called a foul and the kicker must try again.
- Kickers must run the bases in order and may stop at any base and wait to run again at the next kick. There, however, must be only one runner on a base and they must remain in order. No runner can pass the person in front of them.
- A run is scored for the kicking team when a base-runner touches all 4 bases, in order, without being called out at any time.
- A runner advances one base on an overthrow to the base player.
- Teams switch sides after three outs or nine runs are scored. Outs are granted when:
- The pitcher controls the play of the game. Play begins with the pitcher rolling the ball to the person up to bat, the kicker.
- Play stops when the ball is thrown to the pitcher.
- The kicker kicks a fly ball and it is caught before it touches the ground. Note: When a fly ball is in the air, the base runners must remain on base until after the ball is caught (called tag-up) before they can advance to the next base.
- The base player has control over the ball and a foot on the base before the base-runner reaches the base.
- The base-runner is tagged on his/her body by a fielder with the ball before s/he arrives at the base. Note: If the base-runner must advance because of another runner or kicker behind, it is called a force-out and the fielding team only has to tag the base to call an out. If there is no runner or kicker behind, it is not a force-out and the fielder with the ball must tag the base-runner.
- One base-runner passes another.
- A base-runner intentionally interferes with a fielder who is trying to recover the ball.
- Three fouls by an individual kicker equal an out.
- If a ball is touched by a member of the fielding team before it bounces, it is a fair ball.
- At the end of the game, have each team do a cheer for the other team, and have teams form lines to high five each other!