Monthly Archive: July 2014

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Kicking Placement Strategies

Overview of where to kick depending on who is on base. All of these are just suggestions, change up your kicking strategy depending on the strength of the kicker or various weaknesses of the fielders. If you have a slow catcher, then do not bunt as far. Couple of people...

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Kickball Practice – Whole Team Bunting

Use this drill if you want to practice bunting and defending against bunting. This is a core mechanic of kickball and will be a go-to practice if you have enough players. You will need 4 bunters and 6 fielders for a total of 10 players. If you have more than 10...

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Kickball Captain Responsibilities

Kickball Captain Responsibilities Overview Being a kickball captain has a certain amount of offical and unofficial responsibilities. This can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it does impose a bit more stress than just being a player. You will be expected to put your team together, ensure everyone gets...

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How to do Kicking Order

There are two basic strategies in setting up your kicking order, front load all your best kickers/runners or distribute them evenly throughout the lineup. Front loading is more likely to get runs on the board, but depending on the amount of weak players you might have, it will give you...

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History of Kickball

Kickball, originally called “Kick Baseball”, but may also be known as base soccer, soccer-base or soccer-baseball. It is essentially baseball using a playground ball instead of a baseball and bat. Kickball is currently a playground, recreational and competitive league game primarily played in North America. It is also a favorite...

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Differences between kickball and baseball

When explaining the rules for WAKA kickball to new players, easiest method is to let them know that it is the same rules as baseball (which everyone should be familiar with in general) with a couple exceptions. Ball will be a kickball that is rolled instead of thrown to the...

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Buntball

Overview Buntball is an alternate version of the WAKA rules that is an excellent way to practice bunting, defense against bunting and aggressive base running. This game is perfect for a fast paced game when you have 8 players, though up to 14 can be accommodated. Rules Same as normal...

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11 New Player Kickball Tips

Kickball is an awesome sport for people new to sports. There are constantly new players and the level of athletism is a bit lower than other sports, so you have a wide range of players out on the field enjoying themselves. The following is a list of tips/suggestions that new...

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Basic Overview of Kickball Field Positions

Kickball is played on a baseball diamond with 11 players fielding. Diagram and description of the responsibilities for each player are listed below All this information in a handy print out to hand out at your first game. Kickball Field Position Description Print Out Left Center: Cover deep kicks. Be...

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10 Basic Kickball Tips

1.  MOST IMPORTANT TIP. Stretch and warm up before the game. Don’t kick that ball cold and then try to sprint. You are older than when you played this game as a kid. Most new players will pull a leg muscle their first game. 2.  Always run on 2 outs,...