Share: Dodgeball League Team Captains: Team Roster/ Registration Form Completed Registration Forms click HERE to complete your registration. Dodgeball Rules: RULE I PLAYING PROCEDURES Teams will play 3-4 matches per league night. Play will be 5 on 5. A minimum of 4 is required to start the game. Play will be held on the volleyball court using the outermost preexisting lines. The centre line where the net typically divides the court will be the centre line for the dodgeball court. No substitutions will be allowed once a game has started, expect for injuries. There is a 20 second stall count between each game for substitutions. No substitutions will be allowed after the 20 second count. Team may substitute between games. Ten (10) minute time limit per match. Team with the most wins in the 10 minutes will be deemed the winner of the match. If teams are tied, there will be a sudden death game to determine match winner. All players must wear non-marking rubber-soled athletic shoes. Match time is forfeit time, if your team is not there at your scheduled time you will forfeit. Team will switch ends of the court between every game. RULE II THE GAME SEC. 1 Objective The objective of dodgeball is to eliminate all players of the opposing team by throwing one of four game balls and hitting the opposing player below the shoulders on the fly. SEC. 2 Starting a Game Each team starts with ONE (1) ball and then there are TWO (2) balls evenly spread on the center line at the beginning of each game. It is a sprint to the TWO (2) balls once the play begins. There is a five (5) second grace period after the initial rush before balls can be thrown. Each team member must start with one foot on their back line. Play begins on the referees’ signal of “Go” and “Dodge” after the five (5) second grace period after the initial rush. SEC. 3 Eliminating the Opposing Players A player is out if: • They throw a ball that is caught by the other team. • They get hit by a ball thrown by the other team. (If the ball does bounce off an opposing player and is then caught the thrower will then be out. This is true even if a different player catches the ball. However if the ball bounces off another ball, the ball is dead. ). Players may use the ball to block; however, if the original ball is knocked out of their hand while blocking, they will be out. • The thrower hits another player above the shoulders. • They touch or cross the center line. A player is not out if: • Their ball is caught off the wall or ceiling. • They get hit above the shoulders. SEC. 4 Out of Bounds A ball that hit any wall or ceiling is considered dead and is not back in play until someone has picked up the ball and throws it at an opponent. In the event that a ball leaves the playing court a player may leave the area to retrieve it as long as they remain on their side of the court. While retrieving the ball the player is ‘out of play’ and cannot be hit by a ball nor can they throw a ball to the other side in an attempt to eliminate an opponent until they have re-entered the playing area. SEC. 5 Off-Sides The center line is the off-side line. If any part of your foot or body touches the center line, you will be declared out and thrown ball will be dead. SEC. 6 Stall Count No player can hold the ball for longer than 5 seconds. Penalty- roll the ball gently to the other team. The opposing team is responsible for calling the stall count. For example: Stall 1, Stall 2, Stall 3…Stall 5. Then at this point the player must roll the ball over or is out. SEC. 7 Court Procedures Players are expected to be honest and take themselves out when the time comes. Once a player is out, they must stand with their back against the team’s back wall. Players should not squat due to risk of being hit. SEC. 8 Selecting A Referee At the beginning of the match one representative from each team will come forward and rock-paper-scissors one time, the winner will then decide if their team or the opposing team will offer a representative to referee first. After the decision has been made each team will alternate providing a referee for the remainder of the match. Referees are to uphold the rules to the best of their knowledge and judgement. Referees decisions are final.