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Registration Deadline: September 2, 2015
Captain's Meeting: N/A
Games Begin: September 16, 2015
Season Length: 3 weeks
Tournament Format: Pool Play to All-University Tournament
Location of Games: Parker Brothers Sports Complex
(Intramural Fields)

The following are general rules. Kickball games will follow the rules outlined by WAKA (World Adult Kickball Association).


  • A team consists of ten (10) players. Eight (8) players are required to start a game.
  • A team must always have a pitcher AND a catcher.


  • The following items are required uniform pieces:
    • Opposing teams must wear contrasting colored jerseys with a visible number on at least one side. (Colored pennies will be available). These jerseys must be tucked in at all times.
    • Players must wear pants or shorts without belt loops, drawstrings, or pockets.
  • The following items are prohibited:
    • Hats with an exposed hard bill.
    • Shoes with metal spikes.
    • Jewelry, including watches, rings, earrings, etc. Medical information tags are allowed a long as it is taped to the skin.
  • The following items are allowed:
    • Gloves.
    • Knit or stocking cap, headband, rubber or cloth bands to control hair.


  • Game start time is forfeit time.
  • Games will consist of 5 innings or team who is leading after 45 minutes


  • 1 run is awarded when a runner touches home plate
  • A runner must touch home plate before the third out is made, except that no run can score when the third out is made during a force play situation, or when the kicker is put out before touching first base.
  • At the end of a game the team with the most runs wins.

During Play:

  • Captains are the only players permitted to talk to any referee.
  • All pitching must be done by hand, though no restriction on style is enforced
    • Bouncing is allowed
  • No strikes or balls will be recorded. The kicker is at bat until the ball is kicked in play.
    • Exception: foul balls may be caught for an out.
  • All kicked balls must travel at least as far as the pitcher's mound.
    • Any ball not travelling past pitcher's mound will be considered a foul and will be re-played.
    • Exception: defensive player fields a moving ball before it has travelled far enough. This will be considered live.
  • All fielders, besides the catcher and pitcher, must be out of the infield until the ball is kicked
  • Kicks are any contact with the ball below the knee
    • All kicks must occur behind or on home plate and no part of the kicker's plant foot may cross home plate until after the ball is kicked
  • Base runners are not allowed to take leads or steal
  • A tag-up is a requirement to retouch or stay on a base until a kicked then caught ball is first touched by a fielder. After a tag-up a runner may advance. A runner failing to tag-up as required is out.
  • Runners traveling from home plate may overrun first base, and may only be tagged out if actively attempting to advance to second base.
  • If a runner is tagged in the head or neck, it is not considered an out
    • If a runner purposefully blocks a tag with the head or neck, they are out
  • Any rules not outlined herein follow the customary rules of baseball
    • Kickball is typically played on a softball sized field, however, field dimensions can vary given constraints and purpose
  • The referee's decisions are final in matters pertaining to the game.

Department of Campus Recreation
One Bear Place #97100
Waco, TX 76798
254.710-SLIC (7542)
254.710.3418 (fax)

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