Kickball On Offense

The team that is at bat is on offense. Get ready to learn about when a team is kicking (on offense) in kickball.


At all times during a kickball game, one team is on offense and the other team is on defense.

In this tutorial, we will learn what being on offense means.

On Offense

The team that is kicking is on offense. A player is kicking/at-bat when he is in the kicker's box, receiving pitches thrown by the pitcher and trying to kick the kickball.

Kickball On Offense

Scoring Runs

Runs are scored when baserunner completes the circuit of bases in the following order:

If a baserunner touches each base in the correct order he scores and his earns a run. Remember that the team with the most runs at the end of the game is the winner.

IMPORTANT: Only the team that is on offense can score runs.

Kickball Run

Home Runs

A kicker can automatically earn a run for his team if he kicks a home run. A home run is when a kicker kicks the kickball beyond the outfield fence. Since kickball is usually played on a recreational field, make sure you know where the home run delimiter is.

Goals While On Offense

The goals of a kickball team when on offense are only to score runs. As a kicker, your goals should be the following:

REMEMBER: In kickball, a team scores when kickers get on base and safely advance through all the bases to eventually come back to home plate. The opposing team tries to get the kicker and baserunner(s) out before they can complete the circuit.

Transitions From Offense To Defense

Once the offensive team has three (3) outs, the half-inning ends and the teams switch roles. The team on offense now becomes the team on defense, and a new half-inning begins. We'll learn all about being on defense next.

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