Rules to play Kickball
Games must be officiated by at least one authorized official, the Head Referee. When available, at least two
officials referee each game: a Head Referee, and a First Base Referee. The Head Referee governs all game play
and issues all final rulings, and has final authority on equipment issues. Other Referees may assist these officials
when available.Prior to each game, the Head Referee must conduct a meeting with the Captains of each team, to address
any ground rules in effect, to ensure the exchange of team lineups see Rule 4.01, and to identify the designated
Captains who will be authorized to discuss calls with the Referees during the game see Rule 5.03.
Referees have jurisdiction over play and may:
a. call a time out;
b. call off a game due to darkness, rain or other cause at the Referees discretion;
c. penalize a player, including game ejection, for any reason. This includes but is not limited to unsportsman like
conduct, fighting, delay of game and excessive verbal abuse. Ejected participants must leave the field area and
may not return to the game.
Referees have jurisdiction over play and must:
a. cancel the game if lightning is seen, or delay it until safe to continue;
b keep a record of the final game score.
Referees may make rulings on any points not specifically covered in the rules at the time of occurrence, but
the ruling shall not be deemed as a precedent for future rulings.