Home vs. Away
Kickball is a game played between two (2) teams. A team is always classified as either:
Each classification comes with specific advantages in a kickball game.
The Home Team
The home team is the team that owns the playing surface. They always bat second, at the bottom of each inning (which we learned about in the previous chapter). As a result of owning the playing surface, they have something called home field advantage.
Home Field Advantage
Home field advantage, or more generally home advantage is not unique to just kickball. In fact, it is a common term used across all types of sports. It is a mental edge that a team or individual has over the opponent.
This mental edge exists because:
- the team or individual has had prior experience on the playing surface.
- the team or individual has a higher number of fans in attendance.