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Dodgeball - Bring it on!!!!!

Update October 9th, 2013 

Please be at the location by 7:00 pm, after that the front doors will be locked and the doors will not be answered. 

If you show up after this time, you can try and knock on the gym doors on the left hand side of the building by the parking lot (this is to the left of the main doors to the school). 

NOTE:  We need to keep all DSN Members to the GYM ONLY!  Except to use the washroom (just across from the gym).

Please DO NOT be walking about the school hallways!  If caught, you will be banned from DSN immediately and/or Charged with Trespassing….

I am posting this, as we are all there to have fun, not be babysitters, security guards…

Thank you.




Dodgeball - Bring it on!!!!

The venue location is at the FFCA South Middle School, in the Acadia area (not far off from Macleod Trail and Heritage Drive). 

Dodgeball from 7:00-8:30 pm

For those who would like to go out afterwards, we will try and arrange a close by wing night/cheap beer night somewhere!

Cost will be $8.00 per person (includes DSN fee).

Here is a link to some of the rules...  Please read up on the rules before coming to play!!!!

Buy the complete Official Rule Book of dodgeball for $3(non-member) or $2.50 for members. Click here for the order form.

Official Rules:

The following is an abbreviated version of the rules printed in the Official NADA Rule Book. Buy the complete Official NADA Rule Book of dodgeball for $3(non-member) or $2.50 for members. Click here for the order form. If you have questions regarding the rules please email us at [masked].


Teams will be made up of 6-10 players. Six(6) players will compete on a side; others will be available as substitutes. Substitutes may enter the game only during timeouts or in the case of injury.


The game may be played indoors or outdoors. The playing field shall be a rectangle at least 50 ft long and at least 30 ft wide, divided into two (2) equal sections by a center-line and attack-lines 3m from, and parallel to the centerline.

IDEAL MEASUREMENTS: 60’ x 30’ – Identical to a volleyball court.


The official ball used in tournament and league play will be an 8.25" rubber-coated foam ball.


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

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

2. 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)


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.


Game begins by placing the dodgeballs along the center line – three (3) on one side of the center hash and three (3) on the other. Players then take a position behind their end line. Following a signal by the official, teams may approach the centerline to retrieve the balls. This signal officially starts the contest. Teams may only retrieve the three (3) balls to their right of the center hash. Once a ball is retrieved it must be taken behind the attack-line before it can be legally thrown.


The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players will be declared the winner. A 3-minute time limit has been established for each contest. If neither team has been eliminated at the end of the 3 minutes, the team with the greater number of players remaining will be declared the winner. Details on overtime can be found in the NADA Rule Book.


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


In order to reduce stalling, a violation will be called if a team in the lead controls all six (6) balls on their side of the court for more than 5 seconds. This also applies to tied teams. More details can be found in the NADA Rule Book


During pool play or regular-season matches, 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. All contests will be supervised by a court monitor*. The court monitor’s responsibility will be to rule on any situation in which teams cannot agree. THE COURT MONITOR’S DECISION IS FINAL – NO EXCEPTIONS.

*NOTE: During tournament play, All Semi-Final and Final Round matches will be officiated by no less than three (3) N.A.D.A. Officials. These officials will rule on all legal hits, out-of-bounds and 5-second violations.

N.A.D.A. Code of Conduct

1. Understand, appreciate and abide by the rules of the game.

2. Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials and N.A.D.A staff.

3. Respect your opponent and congratulate them in a courteous manner following each match whether in victory or defeat.

4. Be responsible for your actions and maintain self-control.

5. Do not taunt or bait opponents and refrain from using foul or abusive language.


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  • Gina

    Fun night! Great to see lots of new people. Looking forward to the next dodgeball night. I think we need striped knee socks and terry cloth sweat bands.

    1 · October 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      How about toe socks too hahahaha

      October 15, 2013

  • Seanna

    Thanks for organizing Mike. Sure hope we can do it again! Need to get my throwing arm in shape. I just kept hitting the floor. :)

    October 11, 2013

    • Bernard P.

      and you missed that a few times too

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • Anisa

    That was lots of fun. I'd do it again. Thanks to the organizers>

    October 11, 2013

  • Kelly

    Loved it. Would love to do it again. Have got to work on my aim though. :)

    October 11, 2013

  • Franco G

    It was great playing dodgeball last night but I have one hell of a sore arm today.
    It was nice metting everyone last night.

    October 11, 2013

  • Kevin

    It will take a few of these to get everyone fully aware of the rules, proper outs, and judging. Glad you made the effort to give our version a try Mike

    October 11, 2013

  • Joanne

    Lots of fun!! We have to do it again!!! :)

    October 11, 2013

  • Blake H.

    Tons of fun Mike....Thanks for setting it up.

    October 11, 2013

  • Marcella

    Enjoyed the night! Lots of laughs :) Thanks for not killing me too bad ;) Thank you Mike Gina Seanna and Kevin (you too Alex for sharing your school)

    October 10, 2013

  • Grant

    Great fun! Thanks Mike and other organizers.

    October 10, 2013

  • Stuart

    Stuck on Glenmore hope I make it before 7

    October 10, 2013

  • Tom

    For a video explanation of the rules of Dodgeball, check this out:

    October 10, 2013

    • Patrick

      It's pretty simple 5 things: dodge, duck dip, dive and dodge.

      October 10, 2013

  • Joanne

    Here's an awesomesauce video on Dodgeball :)
    It has what to do and what not to do :)

    October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry team, can't make it tonight.

    October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys ... My ex has an appointment at 4:30 and have to take my daughter for the night. Was looking forward to one of the best sports around ... :(

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, are we allowed to come and just watch!?

    October 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will try and see about setting up a view area for a later event. As this is the first event for us, we need to check out the gym, extra space for viewing, safety.... Please check out later events :) Cheers, Mike

      October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    something came up, wont be able to make it, hope you guys have fun

    October 8, 2013

  • Ashley

    what time?

    October 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The time is posted at the top. 7pm. If anything changes Mike will usually send an email :-)

      October 5, 2013

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