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Congratulations 5th Base Fall 2018 Champions
Coed Kickball - Summer 2019
Summer 2019 season registration opens May 6, 2019
- League play:
- All game times rotate between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM from week to week.
- League play begins the week of June 10, 2019.
Team sign ups - League Registration
- League price is $395 per team (includes officiating fees).
- Registration for new teams begins on Monday May 6, 2019.
League plays at Live Oak Field.
For questions, email Robbie Hoag or call (310) 802-5411.
One person designated as team manager (or his appointed assistant) shall be present at all games involving his team. This person is responsible for the conduct of his team. He shall see that his team is ready to play on time, hustles on and off the field, and shall act as spokesman for his team in all discussions. The manager must run his team, having full control over ALL of his players.
CONDUCTEach team manager, coaches and players shall display good sportsmanship at all times. Fighting, arguing, abusive language or swearing will not be tolerated in these leagues. Team members who cannot abide by these rules may be excluded from play.
PLAYING RULESThe official rules of the City of Manhattan Beach will govern all play.
TEAM ROSTERSEach team must submit a team roster to the Parks and Recreation Department. Every player must be listed on the roster to be eligible to play. DESCRIPTION OF PLAYER: One who is 18 years of age or older. Rosters must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 16 players. Rosters will be open during the first week of league play for teams to sign on additional players or make changes. All such additions or changes must be approved by the Parks and Recreation Department Field Director. No additions or changes may be made to any team after the second week of league play.
ILLEGAL PLAYERSTeams using an illegal player will forfeit the game played by that player and the team may be dropped from the league. (Illegal players must be reported to the Field Director prior to the conclusion of the last league game in order for the forfeit to go into effect).
TIE GAMESIn case of a tie, teams completing six or more innings within the time limit will be allowed to play one extra inning. After this extra inning has been played and teams are still tied, games will count a ½ game won and ½ game lost. Any game that has not completed six or more innings at the end of the time limit, providing four innings have been played, will be called and count as ½ game won and ½ game lost.
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTSWhile 10 players are required for a team (5 males and 5 females), the minimum required without forfeiting a game is with 8 eligible players, though at no point can there be more than 5 males on the field. Please refer to Line-up and Defensive Positions below for more detailed information.
FORFEIT GAMESForfeit time will be 10 minutes after game time as printed on schedule. Teams not able to field 8 players by game time will forfeit. A team will be dropped from the league without any refund whatsoever if it forfeits more than one.
OTHERPlaying barefoot is not allowed. Game Ball – when kicked into stand or out of ballpark (during a game), a different ball must be used until the other ball is returned to umpire. The game shall not be held up waiting for the ball.
- There is a zero tolerance alcohol policy at the fields. As team manager, make it clear to your teammates not to bring any alcohol to the games. Do not jeopardize your team’s status in the league. Violation of this rule will result in automatic forfeiture of the game and can result in the entire team being dropped from the league without a refund. This rule also applies to the conduct in the stands by fans supporting or associated with certain teams. Again, absolutely NO alcoholic beverages in the stands or on the field.
- League director (umpire) reserves the right to make changes or adjustments in the interest of fair play.
- Shoes: Players are required to wear tie-type shoes that cover the entire foot. Loafers or slip-on shoes, bare feet, and metal cleats will not be permitted.
- A regulation game shall consist of seven innings, unless the home team scores more runs in six innings than the visitors have scored in seven innings or the score is tied when the time limit expires (one hour). An inning will consist of three outs defensively and three outs or ten (10) runs offensively (only ten runs can be scored per inning). In case of a tie, teams completing seven innings within the 55-minute time limit will be allowed to play one extra inning. After this extra inning has been played and teams are still tied, games will count ½ game won and ½ game lost. It is the responsibility of team managers to verify the inning, time and the score with the umpire. The final inning is declared at 55 minutes. The decision of the umpire is final. No new inning will begin after 55 minutes into the game.
- Line-up and Defensive Positions: Players must alternate male and female in kicking order throughout the line-up. The infield positions may be in any order, as long as there is an equal amount of male and female players. If a team is short by 1 female, they must resort to 3 outfielders, with a female playing center and males in left and right field. There is no rover position if a team only has 9 players. The “extra” male player must play catcher. If a team has 8 players, they must play 3 in the outfield (male-female order and no rover) and 5 in the infield while the catcher position must be a male. Any team less then 8 players will forfeit that game.
- Outfield Positions: All three outfielders must stay at least 160 feet from home plate until the kicker kicks at the pitch. Penalty: Kicker will be awarded first base. Each foul ball line will have a mark showing this distance. The rover may be in any place on the grass of the outfield or must remain 10ft. behind a base until the ball is hit. The rover may not be on the receiving end of plays made at 2nd base (making put outs, or force outs).
- Sliding Rule: No sliding and/or contact with fielder. Penalty – Runner is declared out. For the purpose of safety, base runners are allowed to overrun all bases without a penalty (example: running through 1st base). However, if the base runner makes a turn advancing toward the next base, he or she may be tagged out.
- Balls kicked fairly out of the park are automatic homeruns.
- If a male kicker is walked for any reason regardless of the ball strike count, he advances to second base. The female kicker who follows him has a choice of being automatically walked to first base or batting.
- All plays at home plate are force outs: No tag necessary.
- A male player may not take obvious defensive plays from female players fielding their positions, e.g. the pitcher may not make the tag play at home plate in lieu of the female catcher. The rule’s intent is to involve the female player (“Let the girls play the game”). Penalty: The runner will be declared safe.
- Infield Fly Rule: The infield fly rule will be called by the umpire if the ball is popped up in the infield while a runner is on base and there are less then 2 outs. This is to prevent intentionally dropped balls in order to create a double play.
- Players in the field are allowed to kick the ball (as opposed to throwing) towards another team player in the field. This is helpful if you have a long throw from the outfield.
- The pitch count starts at 0-0. The strike zone extends to 1 foot on both sides of home plate and 1 foot high. If the bottom of the ball is 10 inches or higher as it crosses the plate, it will be considered a ball. If the ball falls short of the plate and does not cross over, it will be called a ball. If a pitched ball touches any part of the white lines that indicate the strike zone, the pitch will be considered a strike-thrown pitch. Even if the ball barely touches the outside of the line it is considered kickable. The pitcher must stay within the pitcher’s circle until the ball is kicked. Failure to do so results in a ball.
- Hitting a runner with the ball above shoulder level is not allowed. Any runner hit above the shoulders as they are running or sliding to a base will be safe. If a player intentionally throws at the head of another player they will be warned and/or ejected based on the umpire’s call.
You may download a copy of the Coed Kickball Rules (PDF) or print out this webpage.