What: Twenty-team kick ball tournament
Where: High Point, MO
When: Sunday September 1st-2nd (Labor Day Weekend- No school on Monday) from 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM
We will leave the church at 2pm. If possible, we will try to take kids home rather than coming back to the church at 2AM.
Why: While sports is the main attraction, the real purpose is the opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ through a powerful worship service. At 9:00 PM, all games are stopped and a message and time of worship is brought to everyone in attendance. Over the past seventeen years, we have witnessed the power of God transform lives, and we would love for you to come and be a part of it!
Cost: Free to you! – the church is covering the cost
Each player (over the age of 18) or their guardian will be required to sign a liability waiver (included in this packet) before being allowed to play.
The rules for kickball will be combined with the Texas-style softball rules. You will begin with a 1-1 count.
Rules generally follow baseball/softball rules, with the exception that the ball is kicked rather than struck with a bat. The pitcher rolls the ball towards the catcher, the “batter” kicks it with his/her foot, then runs to first base, becoming a runner. A runner is out if any one of the following conditions are met:
- If the ball is caught in the air without touching the ground first, then the batter is out (a fly out).
- In the case of a fly out, any runner already on base who attempts to advance before the ball is caught may themselves be counted out if the ball is returned to the base they were on before the ball was kicked.
- A defensive player with the ball touches the base ahead of a runner who is forced to go to that base, because of an advancing runner behind him (a force out).
- A defensive player touches the runner directly with the ball while holding it (a tag out).
- Runners must stay in the baseline, failure to do so will result in an out.
- Runners must stay on base until the ball is kicked (no lead-offs).
- A defensive player may throw the ball and hit the runner on the fly with it.
- If the ball hits a player in the head, they are automatically safe, unless they are sliding.
A strike is defined as any pitch which crosses the plate below the knees of the batter (and which is thus reasonably kickable), though each league may define balls and strikes differently. As with baseball, four balls defines a “walk” for which the batter gets a free trip to first base, and three of strikes will get a batter an “out”.
Foul balls (those kicked outside of the line through home plate and either first or third base). They are be handled like baseball, with each foul counting as a strike, and a foul on a third strike still counts for an out.
Fielders cannot cross the designated line until the ball is kicked.