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Women's Dodgeball

Not enough teams spring 2009.

Roster Specifications:  5 minimum CSB, 10 maximum CSB

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The following is an abbreviated version of the rules from the Official NADA Rule Book.

1. Teams will be made up of 5-10 players.

2. Substitutes may enter the game only during time-outs or in the case of injury.

3. The playing field shall be a rectangle identical to a volleyball court (60’ x 30’, volleyall court), divided into two (2) equal sections by a center-line and attack-lines 3 meters from and parallel to the centerline.

4. The official ball used will be an 8” rubber-coated foam ball.

5. The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting them “OUT”. This may be done by:

A. Hitting an opposing player with a LIVE thrown ball below the shoulders.

B. Catching a LIVE ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground.

Definition: LIVE: A ball that has been thrown and has not touched anything, including the floor/ground, another ball, another player, official or other item outside of the playing field (wall, ceiling, etc)

6. During play, all players must remain within the boundary lines. Players may leave the boundaries through their end-line only to retrieve stray balls. They must also return through their end-line.

7. Opening Rush: Game begins by placing the dodgeballs along the centerline. Players then take a position behind their end line. Following a signal by the official, teams may approach the centerline to retrieve the balls. The signal officially starts the contest.

8. Matches will consist of the best two (2) out of three (3) games.

9. The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players will be declared the winner. A 60 minute time limit has been established for each game of 3 matches. If neither team has been eliminated at the end of the 60 minutes, the team with the greater number of players remaining will be declared the winner. In the case of an equal number of players remaining after regulation, a 1-minute sudden-death overtime period will be played.

10. Each team will be allowed one (1) 30 second timeout per game. At this time a team may substitute players into the game.

11. In order to reduce stalling, a violation will be called if a team in the lead controls all 5 balls on their side of the court for more than 5 seconds.

12. During pool play, rules will be enforced primarily by the "honor system"*. Players will be expected to rule whether or not a hit was legal or whether they were legally eliminated.


CSB Campus Recreation reserves the right to make changes without notice, if necessary.