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Adult Kick Ball League Information


Gate Fee ($3) for 2011 for All Leagues

  

 Houston Sportsplex Kickball Rules

Rules:

1.   The game will be called by the Houston Sportsplex (HSP) umpire. All judgment decisions are final.  Any excessive disagreements will result in an ejection from the game and/or league if deemed necessary by HSP staff.

 2.  All kickers will get 3 legal rolls. A legal roll must be of moderate speed between the inside lines of the kicker’s boxes.  Any roll that is not deemed legal will be re-rolled. No excessive “Bounces(12” from the ground between the pitching plate and home plate).

Bunts are not allowed.  Should a bunt be called, the play is dead and will result in an out for the kicker.  Any base runners must return to last base occupied.

 3.  A kicker with two strikes is allowed one foul ball.  Two fouls with two strikes, the kicker is out.

4.  The direction and style of running is at the discretion of the umpire and may change at any time.

5.  To get an out, a defensive player may attempt to throw the ball at the base runner.  Should the ball make contact with the runner, for any reason while the runner is not on the base, the runner is out.  Any contact above the shoulders will result in an automatic homerun.  If the runner successfully catches the ball they may then kick the ball into any part of the playing field (no kicking the ball over the foul lines or fences). The defense must allow a free kick once it is caught and cannot attempt to block the kick. The penalty will be a re-kick by the base runner that caught the ball. If the base runner is hit below the shoulders and does not catch the ball, then the runner is out.

6.  All games are seven innings or 50 minutes. 

7.  9 players (6 male - 3 females) in the field at all times.  There must be at least 1 female in the outfield & 1 female in the infield.  The catcher is not considered as a fielder when applying this rule.  HSP rules will allow a team to play with a minimum of 8 players (6 male - 2 females).  If only 2 women are present at game time, they must kick twice within the first 10 kickers.  An out will only be called should all women be on base when a woman should be kicking. 

 8.  There is no MAX to the # of male or female kickers as long as the team keeps the same guy and girl order. Players may substitute freely throughout the game in the field.

9.  Inning Run Limit Rule: There will be a 6 run limit per inning through innings 1-4.  (Exception: Unlimited runs may be scored if one of innings 1-4 is declared the final inning of the game).  Unlimited runs may be scored in innings 5-7 always.  Game mercy rule: 15 after 3 innings, 12 after 4 innings, or 10 runs up after 5 complete innings.

10.  No leadoffs or stealing.  Runners can leave the base once the ball crosses the plane of the plate or is hit kicked by the kicker.  If a runner leaves early, the ball is dead and the runner is declared out.  If this is the 3rd out of the inning, the kicker will be first up in the next inning.

11.  Games start on time!  Teams must be prepared to play.  Forfeit Rule:  10 minutes after game time - if one team has less than the minimum number of players (8 total w/ 2 females) at ten past the designated start time.

12.  Umpires will closely watch base runner to defensive player contact.  Any excessive contact or collision will result in an out and/or ejection.  This includes contact with the catcher.  Sliding is allowed.  Any sliding into a base to break up a double play, or any intentional (in the eyes of the umpire) interference with the defensive player, the runner and kicker/runner will be called out.

13.  NO METAL SPIKES ARE ALLOWED.  Any equipment in question should be brought to the attention of the umpire.  The umpire or HSP staff member will make all final decisions with regard to equipment discrepancies.

14.  A foul ball above the kicker’s head may be caught for an out.

15.  All thrown balls are deemed out of play when:

  • The ball is thrown over the fence
  • The ball is thrown beyond the fence (no complete fence)
  • The ball is thrown beyond the imaginary line (if there is no fence) extending from the end of the backstop (this imaginary line also applies to overthrows and caught foul balls)

16.  If the ball is overthrown and hits the fence behind the 1st or 3rd base lines, this is NOT considered out of play and the runner may advance, BUT at his/her own risk.  On overthrows out of play, the runner is granted the base he/she is going to (at the point of the throw) plus one more. 

Note:  In cases where a base runner runs past first base, he/she must make a clearly aggressive turn towards second base to be granted 2nd and 3rd in an overthrow

 17.  On an infield fly (any fly ball within the infield with significant arc and deemed an “easy catch”) with less than 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd or 1st, 2nd and 3rd, the kicker is automatically out and runners can advance, BUT at their own risk.

 18.  All outfielders must remain behind the chalked and/or coned “outfield line” (if applicable – consult with your umpire before your game) when a female is up to kick.  If the “line” is not clearly marked it is up to the umpire’s discretion if an outfielder is too close to the infield.  There can not be more than 7 players on the infield at any one time.  Once contact with the ball has been made the outfielders may cross the line.  If an outfielder crosses the line before contact has been made then the female may be awarded 1st base

19.  Tie – Breaker - After seven innings, or when the last inning is completed, the ITB (International Tie Breaker) Rule will be in effect.  The last kicker from the previous inning will begin on second base, and the kicker will receive one legal roll to put into play.  An out will be called should the ball be kicked foul, or the kicker does not kick a legal roll. This will occur for a maximum of 2 extra innings.  In playoffs, the ITB will continue until the tie is broken.


The following park rules are strictly enforced:

  • All persons using or visiting this facility do so at their own risk.

  • The owner, management, and employees are not responsible for any injuries.

  • No alcohol or illegal drugs shall be brought onto the premises.

  • No weapons or firearms shall be brought onto the premises.

  • No pets (Other than seeing eye dogs) are permitted onto the premises.

  • No bicycles, roller blades or skateboards onto the premises.

  • No coolers or drinks can be brought onto the premises.

  • No food or snacks of any kind can be brought onto the premises.

  • For safety concerns, all children must be supervised.

  • Everyone parks in the front main parking lot.

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Gate Fees 2014:

 

League Play: All persons over the age of 12 --$3.00. 

A token will be given for a beverage at the concession stand.

 

 

Group Functions:

 

Houston Sportsplex is available for group parties or company functions. You can rental by the hour or by the function. Call for more information. Special Catering and Entertainment available through our staff.

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