National Kickball Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this ball game. It is based on baseball, but is easier to learn. The game is popular among children and teenagers, although adults do not mind playing it either. It is celebrated annually on April 17.
The history of National Kickball Day is not known. However, the game itself has been around since the early 20th century. It was originally considered a form of baseball, which was played with the feet. Later, the modern abbreviated name took root. The game was created to teach children in educational institutions in physical education classes the basics of baseball.
The main differences from baseball are that there is no bat and no small ball. Players must kick a large rubber ball across the field, trying to get the ball from the base to the infield, and the other team must stop them-the ball may be thrown out.
Today there is even a special website – kickball.com. There you can read the basic rules or learn about sporting events on the game, which will be held in your city.
- Kickball was popular among U.S. soldiers during the Tunisian campaign of the 42-43 years of the 20th century.
- In addition to the United States, Kickball is popular in South Korea. There is also a variation of the game in Japan, which is practiced among schoolchildren. A similar ball game is also common in England, but there it is more of a mixture of soccer and lapta.
How to celebrate
Learn the rules of the game that day if you don’t know them. Get together with friends and acquaintances to play kickball together. Have a friendly game!
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask other users if they played kickball. How did they like the game?
When National Kickball Day celebrated in 2023?
National Kickball Day is observed on April 17 each year.