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DODGEBALL RULES

ROSTERS:

  • Team must consist of a minimum of (6) players, of which (2) females must be on the court at all times. There is no limit to roster sizes.
  • Only players in uniform are allowed to play in matches.
RULES:
  1. Dodgeball is primarily self-refereed, and played with the honor rules. During league play, there IS (1) referee at the centerline, that help facilitate the game. Referees start the game clock, confirm hits and catches, and count ball possession time. Please help them out....this is a fun, friendly environment.
  2. There are 6 balls, evenly spaced at the centerline. During the opening rush (when the game starts), you may only grab as many balls as you can, no limit to the number of rushers a team has.
  3. Players cannot slide, dive head first or cross the centerline. Any of these infractions results in the player being out.
  4. You are out if: 1) you step on or over a sideline or centerline; 2) a thrown live ball hits your body; 3) you throw a live ball and it is caught by an opponent; 4) you hit a player in the head (no exceptions).
  5. A thrown live ball can only hit out 1 player.  Thrown balls that hit the ground, the wall, other balls, or other objects before hitting the opponent are considered dead balls, and are ineligible to hit players out.
  6. You may block a thrown ball with a held ball. However, if you drop the blocking ball during the act of blocking, or if you fail to make a clean block (as in the thrown ball still ends up hitting or grazing your body afterwards), you are out. 
  7. If you are out, line up on the side in the order you got out (think of it as being in a resurrection line). If your teammate catches a ball, the player at the start of your team resurrection line comes back into play after touching the wall (the teammate must be in the line at the time of the catch to be eligible to be brought back in).
  8. You can only hold a ball for 10 seconds, afterwards, it will be considered dead. Dead balls need to be rolled over immediately to the other team.
  9. If the game comes down to 1 player per side, a "Showdown" comes into effect. The game is paused, each player gets two balls, two balls are lined up at the ends of the centerline, and the centerline is dissolved. The first player to get the other player out wins.
  10. Have fun, shake hands, make friends and be spirited!

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