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Dodgeball - Bring it on!!!!! Round #1 for 2014 !!!! T

FOR THIS EVENT TODAY, PLEASE USE THE SIDE GYM DOOR, NOT THE FRONT ENTRANCE DOORS. 

The gym door is located on the left hand side of the building on Arlington Drive.   We will leave the gym door open from the teachers parking lot.

 

YOU ONLY NEED TO RSVP IF YOU ARE ATTENDING!!!!

IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE EMAIL INVITES OR NOTIFICATIONS, YOU CAN GO INTO YOUR EMAIL SETTINGS AND CHANGE THIS !!!!

 

This event will be confirmed in the first week in January 2014.

 

FYI - I have added extra spaces for this event. 

Thank you to those that have volunteered (it is greatly appreciated) and I do hope who will help out again at future events...

Lessons learned from our first events:  We will now purchased new 8.25", 6" and the smaller 4.5" dodgeballs as well (a big investment).  We are working on new ideas to hopefully mix/change up the teams to make it more equal, some new game versions to change up the games, we will review the rules of the games again and go from there...  

Yes sometimes, there might be SOME new rules that were missed and people should not have been out in a game (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, easier for first time members at the events.... 

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

IF YOU ARE A HUGE SPORTS PERSON AND WILL NOT SLOW DOWN YOUR PLAY DOWN (TO FIT THE DSN GAME), PLEASE CHANGE YOUR RSVP TO NO. 

THIS IS NOT FOR US TO SOUND BAD, PLEASE REALIZE THAT YOU NEED TO FIT THE PEOPLE IN THE GAME AND NOT YOUR EXPERTISE!  THANK YOU.

WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER!!!!

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 pmhttp://www.meetup.com/CalgaryDoSomethingNew/events/145246942/

http://www.meetup.com/CalgaryDoSomethingNew/events/138173702/

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!  If someone has sourced a better pub to go to (in the local area), please let me know and I can post and let others know.

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!!!!

http://www.dodgeballusa.com/rules.html#1

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].

THE TEAM

Teams will be made up of 10-15 players.

THE FIELD

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 EQUIPMENT

The official ball used in tournament and league play will be an 8.25" rubber-coated foam ball (there are 3 different size dodgeballs available for the DSN event).

THE GAME

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)

BOUNDARIES

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.

THE OPENING RUSH

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.

TIMING AND WINNING A GAME

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.

10-SECOND VIOLATION

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

RULE ENFORCEMENT

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.

 

 

UPDATE JANUARY 26th - 2014

I hope that everyone is having a great weekend :)

I am posting this message on both this event and also sending an email out to any member that "is attending" (as of January 26th).

Wow, it is awesome to see the number of people wanting to come out and play dodge ball later this week. As long as we have a high attendance, members appreciating having these events, dsn members supporting to help with the events… that we will try and run dodge ball and wallyball once a month…

As a gentle reminder though, if you are not able to make it to an event, please be considerate and change your rsvp. Gotta be honest, (my opinion) and also from other members that have vented to me… It can be really frustrating to see that there is a waitlist and yet the day of the event we do not have full attendance (as some members have not updated their rsvp).

For example, the last wallyball event, we only had 18 people (out of 24) as there were people that cancelled (very last minute or an hour+ into the event), some others with just a “no show” and they had also included a +1… Now blocking 2 empty spots!

So, I cannot say this for any other organizer with DSN….

I do not want this to sound negative, and I the same time, that I do want this to be Fair to all members….

I have now set up a “3 Strike Rule” just for my events. If you have been a “no show” for 3 events (that I have set up) and you cannot have the courtesy in advance to change your rsvp, you are still welcome to attend any my events, but your rsvp will be changed and you will be on the waitlist. If a spot opens, then come on out and have a great time :) No Worries!

I totally get things come up, some plans change (sometimes last minute)… but again there are some DSN members that are not taking the time to be considerate of others and cannot take the time to change their rsvp.

I hope to see everyone at dodgeball, wallyball, potluck/games night, Banff…

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Cheers,

Mike

 

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  • Darla

    Terrific! Lots of fun, thanks Mike!

    February 2, 2014

  • Max

    Had a great time thanks to everyone coming out and having fun.

    January 31, 2014

  • Landon

    It was a lot of fun. Thanks everyone

    January 31, 2014

  • Jane

    can't come to next month's but I will be back attending this event again. I love dodgeball haha

    January 31, 2014

  • Marie-Pier M.

    Good fun. Thanks :)

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Evelien

    This was so much fun, will do it again

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    dodgeball is always FUN

    January 31, 2014

  • Cecilia

    This was my first dodgeball game and it was a blast. Looking forward to the next one.

    January 30, 2014

  • Kevin

    Just wish it was a little longer,seemed to go so fast

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great games :) Go Diamonds Go!!!

    January 30, 2014

  • Benita J

    Hilarious fun!!

    January 30, 2014

  • Benita J

    Awesome fun tonight!!!

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel, just realized it is the last night of Chinese new year, and be double booked

    January 29, 2014

  • Patrick

    With Stuart out.........................
    Actually......... ankle is still on the mend :(
    I would be a sitting duck.

    January 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alex said, that is no different than Patrick plays the "Potluck - Run Round Game" - kidding! You should come out and be a referee!

      January 28, 2014

  • Stuart

    Sorry work commitments

    January 27, 2014

  • Jane

    Hi everyone, is anyone going there from downtown?

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Lane

      I am if you need a ride.

      1 · January 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Lane:
      I need a ride too....could you give me a ride?
      I can meet you in downtown.

      January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I fly in at 630... Probably cutting it too close. Next time.

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I regret I won't be able to participate. I am not free that day. But I am sure my spot will be grabbed in no time by someone on the wait list.

    January 15, 2014

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