Kickball On-Base

Chapter 7.2

What is the outcome after a kicker hits the kickball? How does a kicker-runner get on-base? Get ready to learn about getting on base in kickball.

Introduction

We've already learned about the kicker and what it means for a team to be at-bat (on offense). We also learned about the various types of kicks that kickers can make and the stances they can take in the kicking box. But what happens next? What happens after the kicker makes contact with a pitch?

In this tutorial, we will learn what happens when a kicker-runner becomes safe on-base.

On-Base

When a runner is on-base, he has safely reached a base after his at-bat. There are two (2) ways a kicker can get on-base:

  1. Walks
  2. Kicking the kickball

We have already how kickers can draw a walk, also known as a base-on-balls in Chapter 5.4: Kickball Walks. When a walk occurs, the kicker immediately becomes a baserunner on first base. Now, let's learn what happens if a kick is made.

Kicker To Kicker-Runner To Baserunner

When the kicker makes contact with a pitch, he immediately becomes a kicker-runner with a goal of getting safe on-base. If the kicker-runner becomes safe, he then becomes a baserunner.

Rookie Road Kickball Kicker Transitions Image

Getting On-Base

The kicker-runner should immediately run towards first base.

Rookie Road Kickball Kicker-Runner Image

There are many outcomes to a kicker making contact with the kickball. If the kickball is kicked into fair territory, the play can either result in the kicker being put out or reaching base safely. If he is ruled safe on-base by a referee, he will become a baserunner.

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