Kickball

Equipment

Bases Rubber Ball

Rules

Kickball is played on a softball diamond or similarly laid out slabs of concrete, with a 10-16 inch rubber ball. Rules are very similar to those of baseball and softball. Pitchers deliver the ball by rolling it along the ground towards the catcher. The batter kicks the ball with his/her foot, then runs to first. Once on base, players attempt to score runs by advancing around the bases. Players are out if the ball is caught on the fly from the kick, if a defensive player touches a base prior to a runner touching it or if a runner is tagged with the ball. The team with the most runs at the end of a pre-determined amount of innings is the winner.

Description

Kickball is a team sport, similar to baseball, where participants kick a pitched ball with the intention of advancing around bases, and scoring. It is played on a grass or concrete field similar in shape to a baseball diamond. Kickball is a popular children's game that has recently been adopted by adults. With rules similar to those of baseball and softball, the game is focused on players kicking a ball and advancing around bases. It's played with a large rubber ball on fields similar in size to softball fields. Games are won by having the most runs at the end of a pre-determined amount of innings.

History

Kickball became popular in the United States in the 1940's. There are reports of American soldiers playing kickball in the various theaters of battle in World War II. In the second half of the 20th century, kickball became popular amongst young people as a physical education class game. The game has recently spread to adults, who play in a number of organized recreational leagues.