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Dodgeball - Bring it on!!!!! Round #3

FYI - I have added extra spaces for this event and thank you to those thast have volunteered to help out at the future events (Kelly, Max, Patrick, Seanna, Kevin...)

Lessons learned from our first 2 events:  We will now have the new 8.25" dodgeballs (a big investment) and the 6" dodgeballs have been ordered as well. We will work on new new ideas to hopefully mix/change up the teams to make it more equal, we will review the rules of the game again and go from there... 

Yes sometimes, there might be SOME new rules that were missed and people should not have been out (I get it/we get it!!!, but it is up to everyone to support and fix for the next game/event).  At the same time, this is all new (for DSN) and the more members that help to work together, the easier this will be...

PLEASE NOTE: This is a DSN event, which is Do Something New... So for this group it might be new, or is new for some members...  Being new, we are learning how to make it better, first time events.... 

Note, Note, Note...  This is not a competitive event, people are new and out for just fun... 




PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND:  This is just a fun event to come out and try, it is not competitive and we need to respect each others play, to learn and obey the rules...

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, some members will usually try and arrange a close by wing night/cheap beer night somewhere!  It looks like the Reagle Beagle is the new hang out.

Cost has gone down to $7.00 per person (includes DSN fee).

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

PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND:  This is just a fun event to come out and try, it is not competitive and we need to respect each others play, to learn and obey the rules...

To 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 6-12 players.


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 or more on one side of the center hash and 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 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.


In order to reduce stalling, a violation will be called if a team in the lead controls all the dosgeballs 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 (extra team on the side-lines)*. 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun, good workout and the body is sore today! Thank you again to everyone that helped out, it is greatly appreciated.

    November 29, 2013

    • Ashley

      I can barely move my arm, so I hear you on the sore thing...haha.

      Awesome event! Thanks for organizing.

      November 29, 2013

    • Glen H.

      Thanks Mike lets keep doing things like this as it keeps one motivated to do other activities! cheers

      November 30, 2013

  • Doug

    Great time, well organized Mike. U da man!! thanks

    November 29, 2013

  • karen

    lots of fun

    November 29, 2013

  • Glen H.

    Lots of fun/good workout!

    November 28, 2013

  • Blake H.

    Had a blast.....Thanks Mike.

    November 28, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Great people, great workout and very fun! Thanks for organizing :-)

    November 28, 2013

  • Kelly

    Great. Lots of fun.

    November 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am lost in heritage drive, bad luck.

    November 28, 2013

  • Iona

    Hey Team, sorry I am running late so I won't be there this time. Have a good game!

    November 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might be late too. Traffic is terrible

    November 28, 2013

  • Benita J

    Im going to be late *grumble* still stuck in transit

    November 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry not going to make it, stuck at work

    November 28, 2013

  • Rob

    Might be a little late just got off work

    November 28, 2013

  • Simon

    Off home sick this afternoon, won't be leaving my bed I'm afraid. Catch up next time

    November 28, 2013

  • Max

    Sorry I have to drop out just can't shake this headache

    November 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new in Calgary. Is there someone could take me to the meeting spot? I could meet you at LRT station or bus stop.
    thank you.

    November 25, 2013

    • Ton

      Hi Yiwen, I can give you a ride to dodgeball if you still need one. Let me know.

      November 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Ton, that will be great. Thank you

      1 · November 28, 2013

  • Benita J

    Well, I suppose I'm diving into this group right from word 'go'. Should be a fun time!

    November 27, 2013

  • Kevin

    I pulled a muscle in my hip 2 weeks ago and it still hurts pretty good bending... So I guess I have to pull out of this one. I will still come to observe

    November 27, 2013

  • Ben

    Unfortunately, I am double booked. Will have to make the next one. It does look like fun though.
    Take care all.

    November 27, 2013

  • Tom

    Once again, I have another event at the same time as Dodgeball. Have fun!

    November 24, 2013

  • Simon

    Watched the film... Not played the game...

    November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to meeting everyone and have some fun!

    November 5, 2013

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