Sunday, December 5, 2009
The field next to Rocky Hill Elementary
1200 Morrell Road
Knoxville, TN 37919
FREE! Thanks to your very gracious friends at AAF-Knoxville
From Kingston Pike, head south on Morrell Road
Go approximately 1.5 miles
Rocky Hill Elementary is on the left
The rules for kickball are closely related to those of baseball. The main difference is that kickball involves a big rubber ball .
The ball is about the size of a basketball.
Kickball is played on a field with 4 bases arranged on the corners of a diamond-shaped "infield". However, since the game is played mostly by grade school kids in low-budget districts, the "bases" are reduced to "this patch of rocks", "this smashed tin can", or "this cool shaped stick".
Player positions are also similar to those of baseball. There is an "infield" and an "outfield." The infield contains the positions that involve the bases, while the outfield is mainly designated to catching or retrieving the ball when it is kicked out of the infield. Actual playing positions vary depending on the number of kids that are actually playing. If there are only a few children playing, the positions are usually spread out, but if there are a good number of players, participants will position themselves wherever there is space (and no cooties).
The game is over when the beer runs out, the ball pops, or the ball is lost in such acts as kicking the ball into the street or onto a roof. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins. However, if a team loses the ball by kicking it one the roof etc., that team automatically loses. Also, the person that did it becomes instantly unpopular.