Kickball365 - Referee Exam
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In Co-Ed Events, at a minimum, how frequently must the women on a team kick in a Kicking Lineup? *
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Scenario: Bases are loaded, nobody out. A kicker kicks a line drive down the 3rd base line. The runner on 3rd base makes every attempt to avoid the ball while keeping his foot on the base, but the ball glances off his shin anyway. What is the correct call? *
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What is the penalty for a Team that starts a game with four (4) women then loses one of those females to injury? *
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Which of the following statement(s) holds true when Dead Ball Stoppage is called as a result of a fair ball getting trapped in an object such as a backpack, cooler, chair, etc.? *
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When a runner's slide causes a base to move, the runner is safe, as long as they maintain contact with the physical base. *
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If a game is called off for any reason before three (3) full innings of play are completed, it is considered a regulation Pool Play Game. *
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Which of the following presents the BEST situation in which a game head referee should overrule a game referee? *
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Each of these game situations warrants an ejection without any or further warning, EXCEPT: *
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Scenario: A lead-off kicker bunts the ball down the 1st base line. Prior to the kicker reaching 1st base, the ball (thrown errantly by the catcher) crosses into foul territory and gets by the 1st baseman. The right fielder backing up the play immediately raises his hands and casually walks to retrieve the ball in foul territory. The runner then breaks toward 2nd base and continues to 3rd base. The ball is returned to the pitcher while inside the pitcher's circle, then the runner breaks for home. The pitcher throws wildly toward home, and the runner crosses the plate safely. What base should the runner be granted *
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A Pitcher must deliver each pitch... (Select all that apply) *
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Scenario: A runner attempting to score on a kicked ball takes a wide turn rounding 3rd base. In taking this turn, the kicker collides with a player from his own team along the sidelines, causing the runner to stumble. The runner gets up, continues toward home, and scores before the ball arrives at home. What is the correct call? *
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Any Player that receives a Red Card is required to *
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If a kicker sees three straight strikes, then the kicker is Out.
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A kicked ball touched first by the catcher while the ball is still within the kicking box is foul. *
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Once the horn/whistle is blown and the time limit has occurred, the Game Head Referee is not responsible for finishing the full inning the teams are currently in. *
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If a player sliding into first base makes any contact whatsoever when the defender, who is 100% in fair territory results, will result in an automatic ___________? *
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Which of the following is a permissible way to record an out on a baserunner? *
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Only the _________________ is allowed to discuss calls with the Game Head Referee or Game Referee(s).
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A Pitcher who pitches four (4) straight balls will result in what? *
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In Circuit Overtime, each Team may only have ten (10) players in the field for defense. *
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What part of a Catcher must be positioned behind the body of a Kicker, from the start of the pitching motion through the Kicker's attempted kick or decision not to kick the pitch?
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Starting in 2017, the Pitch count is now...
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Elimination Games consist of ____ innings or ____ minutes from start time, whichever comes first.
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Watch the Video below from the 2:55 mark to 3:00. Do you think this was Fair or Foul?
For Circuit Events, if the Official Kickball of The Circuit is not available can Teams request to use their own personal ball? *
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Who can substitute for a Kicker? *
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A kicked ground ball in foul territory may roll fair at any point before reaching 1st or 3rd base if not touched by a fielder in foul territory? *
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Scenario: An outfielder attempts to catch a sharply hit fly ball kicked down the right field line. The kicker has not reached first by the time the ball first contacts the right fielder. The ball glances off the right fielder, and the ball rolls into foul territory after the runner has passed first and turned towards second. The furthest base to which the lead runner may run is: *
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True or False: The Safety Base is only to be used by a runner running from Home to 1st base. In the event a runner who runs through the Safety Base makes a move toward 2nd base as if to advance, the Safety Base is not a safe haven to return to. *
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Kicking Lineups may only contain a maximum of ________ Players at any given time, even if theseKickers do not play the field. This applies to Circuit Events (Co-Ed and Women’s Division) Only. *
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Which of the following is considered "making a play" such that it would negate the Overthrow restriction on the runner? *
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Which of the following discretionary decisions IS CORRECTLY PAIRED with its circumstance? *
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All of the following are negative consequences of a game head referee overruling game referees too frequently EXCEPT: *
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A Pitcher is required to START their pitching motion from within the Pitcher's Circle? *
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Which statement best characterizes the rules governing obstruction during a play towards a base? *
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Which of the following constitutes encroachment? *
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At what point may a runner advance to the next base once the pitcher has possession of the ball on the mound? *
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Please Watch this Video and pay close attention to the kicker's entire body. Between the video 3:26 mark to 3:30 mark - What is the call?
What is the penalty if a Kicker kicks out of order? *
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When a Kicker pickes up the ball to return it to the Pitcher this is a... *
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At what point may a non-Catcher Fielder cross the imaginary line ("Encroachment Line") between First Base and Third following a pitch? *
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For the video above, what is the call between the video 3:26 and 3:30 mark? *
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When the kicker kicks the ball while his/her plant foot is in front of the plate, at what point is the play dead? *
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What happens when there is catcher obstruction for the first time? *
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Which of these statements are true about an overthrow? *
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Bases Loaded, 1 out. Kicker kicks a fly ball that is caught in the outfield for out #2. Each runner on the bases legally tags up and is able to score before the defense can return the ball to the pitcher's mound. In the process of running around the bases, the runner that started at second base, missed third base before touching home. The defense makes the appeal at 3rd. What is the correct call? *
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While anticipating a bunt, the charger crashes in toward home. At the moment the kicker contacts the ball, the charger's plant foot is fully behind the encroachment line, however, the entire rest of his body is in front of the line, though he has not yet stepped on the ground in front of the encroachment line. What is the correct call? *
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When may a new inning start in Pool Play? *
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A pitch that fails to bounce at least twice before reaching the plate is a ball, regardless of whether the kicker attempts to kick it. *
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Scenario: A pitcher throws a very fast pitch, which bounces only on the plate. The kicker swings at the pitch with her whole torso (leg and all), but the pitch contacts the kicker's left elbow on the back swing. The kicker is assessed: *
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Which of the following constitutes an active play on the ball, such that a fielder may occupy a position on the baseline? *
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Which of the following statements is indicative of the BEST strategy for quieting an overly argumentative team sideline? *
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When an Elimination Game completes two innings of Circuit Overtime and is tied, then the game will move to a tie-breaker known as: *
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In order to challenge a missed base or premature tag-up after the play is concluded, the fielding team is required to appeal by bringing the ball to the base in question. *
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Which of the following contacts that a Kicker makes with a pitch is not a legal kick, and is therefore foul?
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Watch the Video above from the 2:55 mark to 3:00. Do you think this was Fair or Foul? *
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Select all that apply. If a Player is injured and cannot continue, the Team’s Kicking Lineup will continue either of these two options:
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With runners on 1st and 3rd, a kicker kicks the ball on the ground to 1stbase. As the runner from 3rd attempts to score, the 1st baseman throws athim, misses, and the ball rolls into foul territory where it makes contact with a non-permanent object (tent, cooler, chair, spectator, etc.) causing a dead ball. The runner on 1st had not yet reached 2nd when the errant throw went into foul territory, but had rounded 2nd by the time the ball struck the object. What base may the runner that began the play at 1st base advance to? *
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In a Circuit Event, what determines which Team chooses Home or Away in Elimination Rounds? *
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Scenario: A runner is on third, with one out. The count on the kicker is 1 ball, 2 strikes/fouls. The kicker kicks the pitch with both plant feet in front of the plate. A fielder catches the fly ball. The runner properly tags and reaches home. The correct calls are: *
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"Players and Referees are encouraged to obey the letter of the rulebook but acknowledge the spirit, whereas a Player may be obeying the literal interpretation of the words of the rule, but not necessarily the intent of the rule. In the event the letter of the rules can be interpreted in a manner that conflicts with the spirit of the entire rulebook, referees reserve the right to protect the integrity and intent of the sport.” This is known as...
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The order of a Kicking Lineup may change during the course of the game, unless a proper Substitutionis made, as specified [See Rule 8.4].
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Which one of the following requirements constitutes a legal kick? *
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Which of the following is the penalty for Encroachment? *
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In a Co-Ed Event, how many women must be in the Fielding Lineup? *
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Scenario: Runner on first, one out. The count is three balls, no strikes, two fouls. At the moment the pitch reaches the kicker, the catcher, anticipating a bunt down the third base line, is positioned four feet to the left of the kicking box, but one step behind the plane of the kicker that faces the infield. After kicked, the ball, a pop fly, glances off the catcher at a point directly above the third base line, and rolls into fair territory. The pitcher scoops up the ball and flips it to the first baseman, who steps on first base before the kicker gets there. The first baseman throws it to the second baseman, who steps on second base, just as the runner who was previously on first base rounds second base and reaches third base. Time is properly called as the runner makes it back to third base after turning for home and backpedaling. What is the correct result of the play? *
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How many times are you allowed to change a pitcher and/or catcher per inning? *
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Which of the following is NOT a rule that governs the first inning of Circuit Overtime? *
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Scenario: A kicker attempts a bunt toward 3rd base. At contact, the kicker's plant foot is within the kicking box and fully behind the front of the plate, however, the kicker makes contact with the ball 2 feet in front of the plate. The correct call is: *
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