Kickingball: Feminine sport

Did you ever heard about Kickingball? I always wondered if people outside of Latin America knew about this sport called “Kickingball”? My curiosity was awakened one day when I spoke to my American and European friends about this sport, I told them that it was a sport that I had been doing since I was 13 years old. In Venezuela, Kickingball is a sport considered feminine, it is very popular in many schools and it is also played in other states. Women from 30 to 40 years old can do this sport as well. How did this sport emerge?

Kickingball was born in the United States under the name “KICKBALL” around 1942, corresponding to the Second World War, where the American journalist Ernie Pyle witnessed it being played by U.S. soldiers in their spare time during the North African campaign 1942 – 1943.

Kickingball is a competitive Venezuelan sport completely feminine that was derived from the idea of the game of KICKBALL of the United States. This KICKBALL game originated as a mixture of the idea of Baseball and Soccer, so it was seen as a kind of “Baseball with the Feet”. But when American Kickball stepped on Venezuelan soil, this began to change; and in an unexplained and unknown way it was called “KICKINGBALL” and since then a new game began to emerge. Source: https://www.ecured.cu/Kickingball (Translated to English)

Kickingball pitcher
Kickingball is a game played between two teams, each consisting of ten players. The objective of the game is to score as many runs as possible and prevent the other team from scoring runs, winning at the end of the match, the team that has scored more runs, in accordance with the rules and under the jurisdiction of one or more referees and an official scorer.

I consider this sport very enjoyable and I also consider that it requires a lot of physical preparation to be able to do it. It is very interesting for women who like the sport and I recommend you to play it sometime!