Every season we add a new rule to the game, just to annoy you and keep the game interesting and fun. If a rule has a
strike through it is no longer in use.
It’s simple. Every ball must be thrown in 5 seconds or less.
When a team has only two (2) players (not 1, not 3, 2!) remaining on the court, these remaining players can steal the first person in the opposing teams out-line by shouting “RED ROVER, RED ROVER SEND (insert name or description) ON OVER”, this player will remain on the opposing team for the remainder of the game.
• This can only be used once per team, per game.
• Only the players on the court can activate the Red Rover rule. Players in the out-line should do there best to zip their lip….
The last remaining player on a team will have once chance to shoot a dodgeball into the opposing teams basketball hoop. If he/she makes the shot their entire team will come back into the game.
A live ball caught by a girl (no, a boy dressed as a girl doesn’t count) will bring the first two players in the Out-Line back into the game.
While standing in the Out-Line if a player is struck by a live ball thrown by the opposing team you must go to the end of your teams Out-Line.
If a player in the Out-Line catches a live ball thrown by the opposing team that player will be moved to the front of the Out-Line.
If the player at the front of the Out-Line catches a live ball that player will be allowed to re-enter the game, but the thrower is not out.
The gym is loud, echoey and does a pretty terrible job at carrying anything easily identified as the English language. So, if you're calling a player out, instead of yelling at one another, step aside and have a quick chat and explain why/what happened like mature adults. 90% (I made that statistic up) of all disagreements are simple mis-understandings of the rules and/or situation.
The Court is...
The court is divided in half by a center line. On either side of and parallel to the center line there is also a Throw Line several feet away from the center line. This might help
General Game Play.
Before the game begins, 6 balls are placed at the center line and each team lines up at opposite ends of the court. When the game is started, ("REAAAADDYY GOOOOO!") players may run to get a ball. If you retrieve a ball you must take that ball behind the Throw Line before throwing this ball at the opposing team. Once you clear the Throw Line you may come to the Center Line to throw. Clearing the Throw Line is only required at the start of each game.
Crossing the Center Line.
You're out if any part of your body crosses the center line. But unless you're excessive we'll probably let it slide. But don't cry like a baby or be surprised if you're called out for crossing the center line.
A caught ball from an opposing player will bring back 1 player from the catchers team.
A live ball is a ball thrown (not kicked, or spiked) by an opposing player.
You're Out if...
You're a Dick. Your throw is caught. You're hit with a ball thrown by an opposing player. A ball hits your teammate then hits you without being caught. Have a ball knocked out of your hands by an opposing players throw.
That's a Dead Ball...
Once a live ball touches the ground, net, wall, ceiling, etc., it becomes dead. It also becomes dead when hitting an out player.
If a player is hit cleanly in the head, that player is not out. Head shots are huge no no! If you hit someone in the face...
YOU MUST APOLOGIZE. Yes, we mean it.
To clarify if you are hit in the shoulder/neck then the face you are out. Please be honest.
Don't do it. We're here to play dodgeball not stare at each other. Throw the balls or give them to the other side so they can throw them at you.
You can deflect a ball(s) with another ball, but if in the process of deflecting you drop the ball or deflect it onto yourself (foot, leg, etc..) you are out. If your throw is caught off a deflection (ball or human) you are also out . (crappy we know) Unless the ball has hit an inanimate object (wall, basketball hoop etc..) before hitting you.
Touching the Ball After You're Out
Resist the urge! Please don't touch/kick any of balls that are in play once you're out. If you are out and interfere with or prevent a ball from returning to the opposite side of the court we'll be forced to give you one serious indian burn, wedgy, or swift kick to the shin. If the ball rolls outside the playing area, it is fair game, but the ball must be completely out of bounds.
(regular season only, not tournaments or playoffs) Subs are cool with us as long as the other team captain doesn't mind. Don't expect to bring in a ringer for the playoffs, though. No subs allowed during week 8 and 9.