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Dodgeball Rules & Expectations

Games are played using half the gym


2 games happening at the same time during the 7:45 am timeslot


2 games happening at the same time during the 8:00 am timeslot


10 minute games


whichever team has the most points at the end of the game wins


Each team begins the game with 6 players on the court and the remaining players on their respective benches


To begin the game, 12 dodgeballs will be lined up at centre with each player starting on the court lying down on their stomachs at the volleyball court end lines


As play begins, teams throw dodgeballs at the other team as in any other version of dodgeball, trying to eliminate them


The player who was struck by a dodgeball must quickly get off the court, through the pylons, and sit at the end of their team’s bench


A player leaving the court to go sit on their bench signifies to the referee that a point has been scored by the opposing team


As soon as the player who was hit by a ball sits on their bench, the player at the front of the bench immediately enters the game and all players on the bench move 1 spot closer to the front, waiting to get into the game



You are OUT if:


you get hit directly by a ball (bounces do not count) at the shoulders or below


the ball you threw gets caught by an opponent


the ball you are using to block a ball gets knocked out of your hands while blocking


You are ever holding onto more than 1 ball at a time

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