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Intramural Kickball/Soccer Baseball

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Intramural Kickball/Soccer Baseball

Activities include: Kickball/Soccer Baseball

Facilities

Kickball/Soccer Baseball Rules

A) PLAYERS:

1. Maximum of 10 players are allowed on the field at one time

a) Minimum: 7 players

B) GAME SETUP: 

1. The field shall be set up such that the perpendicular distance between each base is 60 Feet.

2. Safety Bag at First: First base will be a ‘safety bag’ – white on the left, orange on the right; base runners use the orange bag when running through first base, fielders use the white bag. On plays at first base when the kicker/runner is running through the bag, players touching the wrong side of the bag will be called out/safe at the discretion of the umpire.

3. Pitching Rubber: A pitching rubber will be placed on a direct line between 1st and 3rd bases, approximately 15 metres from home-plate.

4. Plays at home plate: No Contact Allowed!

a) Point of no return: A line will be marked halfway between third base and home plate. A runner advancing from third base must continue home if he/she has passed this line. Play then becomes a forced out at home. Runners must cross the line extending from home plate to the screen -- they must not touch the plate; similarly, the fielding team must touch home plate, and cannot tag a runner who has past the point of no return.

b) There will NEVER be need for contact at home plate! If the catcher is forced by an errant throw to break contact with home plate, he/she must retrieve the ball and tag home plate for the out. He/she must NEVER tag the runner once the runner has passed the point of no return. If tagged, the runner will be called safe, and defensive team warned.

c) If a base runner inadvertently touches home plate when, in the Umpire's judgment, there is clearly no play being made at home the base runner is not out; however, if a play is being made at home, and the base runner touches home plate, he/she will be automatically called out.

5. A ball is Out of Play when it clears the fence/enters the dugout entrance.

a) Play will be called, and base runners will be awarded the base in front of them; if a runner is between bases, they will be awarded the base in front of them, plus one additional base.

6. A fair ball in the infield must remain in fair territory until it reaches the outfield to be considered fair. A ball must bounce in fair territory once to be fair in the outfield. A ball passing over the base at third or first in the air and landing foul is a foul ball.

7. Metal cleats are not allowed; plastic/rubber spikes only!

8. The official kickball is the red utility ball. No other ball is approved for use.

9. A regulation game will last five full innings or until time expires (60 minutes)

 
C) GAME PLAY:

Fielding

1. Players in the field must be stationed in fair territory, except the catcher who must remain against the backstop. Teams who are short of players may choose ANY position, including catcher, not to be filled. A team shall consist of 5 infielders (catcher, 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, shortstop), 3 outfielders and 2 rovers. Fielders other than the catcher may play anywhere with the following exceptions:

a) No fielders may be inside of the baselines until the kicker has made contact with the ball. Outfielders and rovers must be minimum 20 meters (marked by cone/paint) from the edge of the infield until the kicker has made contact with the ball.

Kicking/Pitching

1. The team at bat supplies the pitcher.

a) Pitching Rubber: The pitcher must deliver the ball from the pitching rubber. If they are closer to home plate, the umpire will immediately call the play dead, and count the pitch in the 3-pitch total.

b) If a pitcher is struck by a batted ball (in the air or on the ground, before it hits anything else like the screen, fence, or a defensive player) the ball is dead and the kicker is declared out.

2. Each kicker receives three pitches regardless of where their pitcher throws them (i.e., there are no balls or strikes, just ‘pitches’).

3. If a kicker fouls their third pitch, they are out.

4. Each team is allowed a maximum of 10 kickers per inning, except in the final inning which will remain 'open' (standard 3 outs apply).

a) There may be as many players in the kicking order as a team would like, however, they must stay in that order.

b) When the tenth kicker comes to the plate, the umpire will announce 'last kicker'. Play is terminated when home plate is touched by a member of the fielding team in possession of the ball, or when the third out is recorded – whichever comes first.

5. No one may intentionally bunt the ball. Relative to each participant's ability, anything less than a full-swing is not allowed.

6. The plate is in fair territory. If a kicked ball hits the plate, the ball is alive and fair.

7. Home Runs Over the Fence: A home-run ball must be retrieved by the kicking team before a subsequent home-run will be counted.

a. If the previous home-run ball is not retrieved, the next ball hit over the outfield fence is counted as a ground-rule double.

b. Every ball kicked over the outfield fence will be scored as a ground-rule double unless the immediately previous ball was retrieved. This covers for a team that is unable to find a previously kicked ball: The next ball kicked over will count as a ground-rule double, but if that ball is retrieved, the next home-run counts, and so on.

Base Running

1. There are no lead-offs. Base runners may leave the base only after the ball is hit. A base runner who loses contact with the bag prior to the kicker making contact is immediately called out.

2. A kicker or base runner cannot interfere with a kicked ball. If he/she does, they are out; if the interference was part of an attempt to break up a double play, etc., the umpire may call other runners out as well. The base runners must return to the last base touched by them unless forced to the preceding base.

3. A kicked ball that strikes the kicker outside the kicker's box is alive but the kicker is out.

4. A base runner interfering with a fielder in the process of fielding a ball is out and the ball is dead.

5. A base runner hit by a fair ball is out unless the ball has passed through a fielder and no other fielder had a chance to field the ball.

6. Pinch runners are allowed at any time for injured players.

a) The pinch runner will be the last recorded out.

b) A player incapable of running from home to first may still bat with a pinch runner from home. The pinch runner must start from the backstop from a point on the first base side where the third base line extended meets the backstop.

c) Pinch runners substituting for a kicker (starting from home plate) must be announced by their team; unannounced pinch runners will be automatically called out.

7. Sliding: No sliding! Anywhere! A base runner that slides will be automatically called out.

8. Left-turn at first base: At the discretion of the umpire, a kicker /runner who turns left after running through first base will only be considered 'live' and susceptible to being tagged out if an attempt is made to advance towards second. A kicker/runner will not be called out for unknowingly turning left and walking back to first base.