WAKA Kickball: Official Rules of the Game (and other Rulesets)

[Copyright 1998-2018 WAKA]

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WAKA Kickball is the world authority and governing body of kickball. The most current and updated version of the rules are maintained on this web page – in the event of any discrepancy with other editions, the rules posted here shall prevail.

WAKA Kickball's parent company, CLUBWAKA, also operates a variety of other adult sports leagues. Check out the official rulesets in the menu at right.

For a downloadable guide to selected highlights of the current edition of the WAKA Kickball Rules, see: Highlights of the 2018 Edition.

Keeping it Simple/Keeping it Thorough
WAKA’s philosophy is to keep the Rules as simple as possible, that new and casual players of all ages should be able to quickly pick up the play of the game. As an aid to even more thorough exploration of Rules nuances, we also maintain a Rules FAQ page. If you have questions about the proper interpretation or execution of a rule, be sure to make the Rules FAQ page your first stop! The FAQ will be updated as new questions emerge, and it also contains full details on how your league can ask questions and even make rules suggestions for the future.

WAKA's rules are protected by U.S. copyright, but available for everyone to use under a free license, as outlined on page 1 of the rulebook. Please follow the instructions therein, and feel free to utilize and adapt these rules to whatever context you'd like to play!