ASI Intramural Kickball Rules

World Kickball Association rules shall apply to all games, with these exceptions and adaptations:

  1. The Game
    1. Start Time
      1. If the minimum number of players is not present at game time, the game will be forfeited. All players must check in with the ASI Intramural Sports supervisor or an official before the game with their PolyCard and a green campus pass (dependent on COVID-19 guidelines). Please refer to the ASI Intramural Sports Handbook for a detailed description of our forfeit policy.
    2. Manager Meeting
        1. Prior to the start of the match, a meeting between the two team managers and the official will take place at the official’s stand. They will discuss rules and regulations—and the team managers must relay instructions back to their teams.
        2. Officials will determine which team chooses to hit or field first using an arbitrary method (i.e., coin flip or rock, paper, scissors). The winner has two options: to hit or to play the field.
      1. Team Spokesperson
        1. The team manager is the only person who may address the official and is the spokesperson for the team.
    3. Spectators
      1. Spectators who interfere with the court or play are subject to ejection from the Sports Complex.
      2. Teams are responsible for their spectators. Poor spectator behavior may cause a team to receive a low behavior rating.
    4. Zero Tolerance Policy
      1. There is no alcohol or drugs allowed at ASI Intramural Sports games. If a player or fan is under the influence, they will be ejected immediately and disciplinary action may follow. If an Intramural Sports supervisor feels that there is a threat to participant safety or suspects that a team might be under the influence, they are required to stop the game immediately. If there is no proof of substance use, the game will be rescheduled for another time.
    5. The Players
      1. Games will be played by two teams of no more than 9 players. Eight players are designated to play the field with an option of an “Extra Kicker” (EK). The EK may be placed anywhere in the line-up; however, this person cannot play in the field. The umpire must be notified of an EK before the game begins. Once a team starts with an EK, the game must be completed with an EK..
        1. A team must have six players present and ready to play by scheduled game time and for the duration of the game—otherwise, a forfeit will be declared.
        2. Teams with less than eight players will be charged with an out when the missing players reach their kicking position in the line-up (ghost out).
    6. Game Length
      1. Games will be 7 innings (6 ½ if the home team is ahead) or 50 minutes—whichever comes first. No new inning may begin after 50 minutes.
      2. Extra innings will be played with international tie breaker rules. Each extra inning will start with one out and the last player out from the previous inning occupying second base.
        1. Extra innings only apply to playoffs
    7. The Field
      1. Games will take place at the Cal Poly Lower Sports Complex softball fields.
    8. Player Restrictions
      1. Open Leagues are treated just as any other single-gendered league. There are no specific rules for kicking orders, positioning, etc. However, it is strongly encouraged that all teams remain inclusive and attempt to give all players an equal opportunity to play.
      2. Participants may only play on one team per league (e.g., one Open and/or one Co-Rec League). If a league does not fill due to an insufficient number of teams or is not offered, the participant will be allowed to play on two co-rec teams in separate divisions. This is the only time a player may play in multiple divisions within a sport (e.g., Open D2 and Open D3, or Co-Rec D2 and Co-Rec D3).
      3. If an Interfraternity Council (IFC) Division is offered, men may play in either the IFC or Men’s Division but not both. If a Panhellenic (PHA) League is offered, women may play in either the Panhellenic or Women’s Division but not both.
  2. Equipment/Dress Code
    1. Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times during play.
    2. Metal cleats or screw-on cleats are not permitted.
    3. Athletic attire must be worn at all times during play.
    4. ASI Intramural staff can remove a player for improper dress code at their discretion.
    5. All teams must use the kickball provided by the ASI Intramural Staff.
  3. Kickball Rules
    1. Pitching Regulations
      1. The kicking team is responsible for providing a pitcher when their team is kicking.
      2. The pitcher will be allowed up to three warm-up pitches between innings.
      3. The pitcher shall not intentionally interfere with a kicked ball. If the umpire deems the interference to be an intentional act, the kicker is out, and all base runners must return to the base in which they occupied prior to the pitch.
    2. Fielding Regulations
      1. Eight players will occupy the field on defense; one of those players must be at the catcher position. An individual person is recommended to play the pitchers position area, but it is not required.
      2. Fielders may get the runners out if they successfully throw and hit the runner in flight below the head or neck area while they are advancing from base to base.
      3. If a runner is hit directly in the head with a throw from a fielder while trying to advance to the next base, the ball becomes dead and all base runners will be awarded one base from the time of the throw.
  4. Infield Fly
    1. The infield fly rule is in effect if there are runners on first and second base—or—runners on first, second, and third base with less than two outs.
    2. If a batter hits a fair fly ball, which may be caught by an infielder with ORDINARY effort, the umpire will point and declare “INFIELD FLY IF FAIR.”
    3. At this point, the batter is OUT regardless of a catch, and base runners may advance at their own risk.
    4. If the runners leave their bases, and then the ball is CAUGHT, they must tag up to their previous base.
    5. If the runners leave the base and the ball is NOT caught, they have the choice to remain at their base or advance. However, the batter will still be called out.
    6. Since the batter is automatically out on an infield fly, there are no force plays at any base.
  5. Co-Rec Rules
    1. The game will be played between two teams of no more than 10 players. Each player will be placed in alternating on the official score sheet based on gender identity. Eight players will play the field with an option of “Extra Kickers” (two EKs must be used in Co-Rec to maintain an alternating batting order). The EKs may be placed anywhere in the line-up; however, they will not play the field. The umpire must be notified of the use of the EKs before the game begins. Once the team starts with the EKs, the game must be completed with the EKs.
    2. All co-rec games must abide by the N+1 rule: There may only be a difference of one between the number of men and women players on the field at a time.
      1. A team must have six players (at least 3 of each gender) ready to play at game time and must continue to have six players during the game to avoid forfeit. Teams with less than eight players (10 when EKs are used) will be charged with an out when the missing players reach their batting position in the line-up. Players arriving late may be added to the line-up at any time.
    3. Males and females may play any position while in the field.


Individuals should play and participate with integrity and respect for others while engaging in ASI Intramural Sports. Good sportsmanship is vital to the success of the intramural sports program and the quality of experience for all participants. Teams are responsible for the actions of individual team members and spectators related to their team. Organizations shall be held responsible for their behavior before, during, and after the match. In order to encourage proper conduct during the game, supervisors and administrative personnel shall make decisions on whether to warn, penalize, or eject persons and/or teams for poor sportsmanship. These decisions will be final. Any team receiving an unacceptable sportsmanship rating is required to have their manager meet with intramural staff before they are considered for continued participation. Any individual ejected from an intramural contest will have to meet with the intramural advisory committee before they can be considered to continue participating in intramural events.