Kickball Substitutions

Chapter 3.7

A substitution is the act of replacing a player on a kickball team with another player. Get ready to learn about the rules of making substitutions in kickball.

Introduction

There are a few reasons a player may leave a kickball game:

In this tutorial, we will explain the rules of substitutions in kickball.

IMPORTANT: The rules of substitutions in kickball will vary based on the level of play and the rules defined in the rulebook for the league you're playing in. These tutorials are meant to give you a basic understanding of the game. Be sure to read your league's rulebook to confirm any details suggested in these tutorials.

Substitutions

A substitution is the act of replacing a player on a kickball team with another player from the same team. Any time a substitution is made, the kickball is declared dead by the Head Referee and baserunners cannot advance.

REMEMBER: The kicking order will remain the same with the player is substituted. If the player returns to play he must take his original spot in the kicking order.

Pitcher And Catcher Substitution

There are specific rules applied to pitchers and catchers when they are substituted in a kickball game.

Some leagues define in the rules that pitchers and catchers can only be replaced at most once (1) per inning, unless the player is injured.

Baserunner Substitution

A baserunner, is a player on the offense who occupies a base (1st base, 2nd base, or 3rd base). Baserunners can be substituted only if they are safe on base.

Some leagues define in the rules that baserunners can only be substituted at most two (2) times per game.

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