OSSO Social Kickball Cheat Sheet

 

Please refer to Kickball 365 Rulebook for any other specific rules. Please be aware of the definition of a strike on page 19.

 

 TIME LIMITS (Section 4.2.1)

  • 7 innings or 50 minutes.
  • Completing a set number of innings/ time limit ends a game.
  • Mercy rule is in effect if there is a ten (10) run difference at the end of the 5th inning, or any inning after at the request of the losing team.

 

Team Lineups (Section 7.3)

  • 3 players of the same sex cannot kick consecutively until all other players of the sex in the minority have kicked. (ex: M,M,F,M,M,F… until all Females have kicked)
  • Team’s Fielding Lineup can contain a maximum of eleven (11) Players

 

PITCHING STYLE (Section 8.2)

  • Pitch has to bounce a minimum of  three times or roll before crossing the plate.
  • The ball must be pitched underhand.
  • Bouncing is allowed.
  • There is no limit on speed of pitches
    • Please don't be "That Pitcher", pitch to the ability of the kicker (it IS a social league remember!)

 

KICKING / BUNTING RULES (Section 8.12)

  • Any ball that is kicked, if the catcher chooses to field the ball before it reaches the 1st-3rd base line or if it stops short of the line and the catcher touches it, the ball is considered foul at that point. If any other fielder touches the ball before that line, it is considered fair and in play

 

OSSO SOCIAL KICKBALL LEAGUE SPECIFIC RULES

 

  • 4 Non-Balls instead of strikes & fouls being separate
    • Called strikes, “Swinging” strikes & Fouls all count as a “Non-Ball”
    • A runner CAN advance at their own risk on a caught foul ball
  • If a player is too injured to kick, they are an automatic out
  • If a player is too injured to run, the last out of the same sex will be a pinch runner.
  • If a team has less than the required amount of a particular sex to play during the regular season, the opposing captain must verbally agree to the game being counted toward the standings.
  • Defensive players cannot line up to start a play on a base or in the base path! Pay attention to where you are on the field!
  • Overthrow rule - If a ball is THROWN out of play (over the fence), the head ref will signal for an overthrow. Runners get MOMENTUM + BASE.
    • An overthrow is not applicable to a runner being hit with the ball and the ball rolling out of play.
  • If a ball hits anything on the sidelines not in play (a cooler, chair, players on the sideline, etc....) the ball is a "dead ball" and runners only get momentum.
    • If a runner is on a base at the time it's called, they stay on their base.
    • Please keep the sideline areas clear with everything and everyone as close to the fence as possible.
  • Walk Rule - If a batter is walked on 4 straight pitches, that batter goes to 2nd (runners only advance if forced). If there is at least one strike/foul, then that batter only gets first base. IF A GUY WALKS, IF THERE IS A GIRL BEHIND HIM, THEY NO LONGER GET TO WALK AS WELL!
  • There is NO INFIELD FLY RULE (If you're playing in the social league, and you know what the infield fly rule is, don't be "that guy" that intentionally drops an easy catch to get multiple runners out)
     
  • Any other league specific rules that were not addressed in this cheat sheet will be subject to League Manager’s “Spirit of the League” ruling and will be determined with fairness, player safety & fun in mind.