Kickball

Fall 2019 Kickball Season

Preschool (ages 2-5)

Wednesdays at 4:00 starting October 2

https://firstchurchoviedokids.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/279713

This is a non-competitive, friendly sports league for children ages 2-5 years old. It teaches sportsmanship and basic rules of the game of kickball while developing gross motor skills and meeting new friends. The ball is stationary, no score is kept, and every child gets a homerun. This structure is age-appropriate and the kids have a great time. The season costs $50 and that includes photos, trophy, certificate, and a t-shirt. Every parent helps.
We play at the Oviedo Little League fields.

Kids (K-8th)

Wednesdays at 4:00pm starting October 2

https://firstchurchoviedokids.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/279729

This kickball league is for children in Kindergarten-8th grade. Ages will be split into three groups: K-1st, 2nd-5th, and 6th-8th. The first three games will be lessons, drills, and practices. There will be 7 weeks of games and an awards ceremony on December 18. The cost is $50 per player. Please email Kathryn Halterman about scholarship. Every child gets a certificate. Score is kept but we play for fun and good sportsmanship is taught and required. Posed and candid pictures are taken and included in the price. Parent coaches are needed.

Adult Kickball starts back on September 22, 2019.

5:00-6:00-pm

We play on Sunday afternoons through November 17

at the Oviedo Little League fields.

Registration is different this season. Once you have collected 12-15 players for your team, have your team captain contact Kathryn at KHalterman@fumco.net. Once your team is registered via email, players can begin to register for that team online at the following link: https://firstchurchoviedokids.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/280059

Teams can be formed with members of your church, small group, neighborhood, civic group, office employees, etc. You need 12-15 people to make a team. Start gathering up your teammates now. The season costs $75 per player. Players get a shirt and there is a catered awards dinner at the end of the season. Childcare is included for children under 9 years old for every game night – even if your team isn’t playing.

This league is designed for parents. The goal is to allow parents the opportunity to grow closer with their spouse, friends, and other parents in their group and other community groups. The $75 covers 9 weeks of childcare, umpires, shirts, awards, and catered dinner. The childcare alone ends up costing hourly $5.50 if one parent plays and $11.00 if both parents play for all your children. Our trained and background-checked children’s ministry staff will have fantastic activities for the kids. This will be a fun night for the whole family.

 

DATE

FIELD 1

FIELD 2

BYE

9/22 NEW KICKS V. ACTION FCO/CROSSLIFE V.

GRACE ORANGE

GRACE RED
9/29 GRACE RED V. FCO/CROSSLIFE GRACE ORANGE V. ACTION

 

NEW KICKS ON THE BLOCK
10/6 FCO/CROSSLIFE V. ACTION GRACE RED V. NEW KICKS GRACE ORANGE
10/13 NEW KICKS V. GRACE ORANGE GRACE RED V. ACTION FCO/CROSSLIFE
10/20 FCO/CROSSLIFE V. NEW KICKS GRACE RED V

GRACE ORANGE

ACTION
10/27 NEW KICKS V. ACTION FCO/CROSSLIFE V.

GRACE ORANGE

GRACE RED
11/3 GRACE RED V. FCO/CROSSLIFE GRACE ORANGE V. ACTION

 

NEW KICKS ON THE BLOCK
11/10 FCO/CROSSLIFE V. ACTION GRACE RED V. NEW KICKS GRACE ORANGE
11/17 NEW KICKS V. GRACE ORANGE GRACE RED V. ACTION FCO/CROSSLIFE
11/24 FCO/CROSSLIFE V. NEW KICKS GRACE RED V

GRACE ORANGE

ACTION

 

 

AWARDS DINNER

Please register you and your family for the Awards Dinner on November 24th.

https://firstchurchoviedokids.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/300041

 

Children’s Programming for Sunday Nights:

Drop off between 4:30-4:45 at the Playground. Pick up by 6:15 at the Gym. Children need to bring a water and be in socks and shoes. Children can come every Sunday night of the season – whether your team plays or not.

https://firstchurchoviedokids.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/300005

September 22: BINGO Night

September 29: Pinata Party Night

October 6: Popsicle and Playground Night

October 13: Yoga Night

October 20: Piggy Bank Craft Night

October 27: Pumpkin Patch (Send cash with child if you want them to buy a pumpkin)

November 3: Pajama and Movie Night (Finding Nemo)

November 10: Talent Show Night (Sign up to participate https://firstchurchoviedokids.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/284281)

November 17: Paper Airplane Night

November 24: Awards Ceremony Decorations

 

ADULT KICKBALL RULES

Played like baseball, the object is to score more runs than the opposing team. The following rules will govern all kickball games. For the enjoyment of all, proper respect and civility is required of all participants toward one another. Fighting is not allowed or tolerated.

 The games will be played on a baseball field with 10 players in the field. They can space themselves out however they choose in- or out-field. Each team must designate a pitcher for each inning.

  1. A referee will stand near home base and call all strikes, outs, and fouls at all bases. A strike will be any kickable ball that isn’t attempted or isn’t successful. A kickable ball comes within 1 foot of home base on any side. Three strikes is an out. A foul will be a ball that goes out of the playing field before it passes 1st or 3rd 4 fouls is considered an out but a foul is never counted as a strike. If the ball goes over the fence, it is considered a foul ball.
  2. Three outs and the teams switch sides. There are multiple ways that a referee can call a runner “out”. A kick that is caught in the air by the opposing team, will be an out for the kicking team. If first base is tagged or any base with a forced run, the running player will be called out. Only first base can be overrun if they have already touched the base. The runner must stop directly on other bases to eliminate the chance of getting out. If a fielder throws the ball and it hits the runner, the runner is out. If a fielder tags the runner with the ball, the runner is out. You cannot hit a player in the head! Any player hit in the head or neck, except when sliding, will be considered safe at the next base.
  3. Players can not wear metal cleats or flip flops. Players should have on athletic shoes. Every player on the team must wear the official team shirt and be a registered player. No substitutes will be permitted this season. Only registered players allowed on the field. Players must check in at the concession stand prior to going to their respective fields. ID may be required. Only on-time, checked-in players will be added to kicking order.
  4. Each team should pick a captain that directs the team for fielding and creates kicking order. Keep your kicking order the same for the entire game. Players must be checked in before coin flip to be added on kicking order. Late players can field for their team but cannot be included in kicking order. The captain can change but must remain the same for the entire game. Give every player fair fielding time. The referee will flip a coin to determine who kicks first.
  5. Games will start at exactly 5:00pm. Please drop your child(ren) in Community Room starting at 4:30 to ensure that you meet your team at 4:45 at the Oviedo Little League fields. You can check in as early as 4:40 at the fields. Teams should be warmed up and in their positions for the first player to kick at 5:00pm. Games will last exactly an hour, no matter how many innings have been played. The score at 6:00pm is the recorded score.
  6. If weather interferes with playing, you will receive a text message that the game is postponed. We will reschedule the game, by adjusting the schedule. The season will not be prolonged, unless more than 1 game is canceled.
  7. Pitcher: Balls must be pitched by hand and must stand on the pitching mound until the ball has been kicked.
  8. Missing Players: You are allowed 10 players on the field. If you have less, that will be to the fielding team’s disadvantage but there is no official penalty.
  9. Kickers: Kicks must be made by foot or leg below the knee. All kicks must occur at or behind home plate. The planted foot may be on home plate but not in front of it. A kick that is attempted that breaks these rules or is missed, will count as a strike. An un-kickable pitch counts as a “ball” and 4 “balls” will allow the runner to advance to first base.
  10. Fielders must stay out of the baseline. Runners must run in the baseline and must maintain a reasonable running path between bases. A runner may advance to the next base once the ball has been kicked. No stealing bases. And no leading off the base. Runners should stay firmly planted on their base until their teammate has kicked the ball. Game play continues until the pitcher has the ball. Runners must stay in order.
  11. The referee has the final say on all calls. Team captains can kindly dispute a call, but the referee makes the final call.
  12. All players should be encouraging and fair. This is supposed to be fun. The purpose of this league is Christian fellowship. Good sportsmanship is required at all times.
  13. Each team will assign 1-2 payers to rake and cover the fields at the end of each game. The designated players from both teams will work together.