A bunch of us just got back from the National Dodgeball League's Dodgeball World Championships
in Las Vegas, Nevada (yes, there is such a thing, only it's far more serious than what's portrayed in the movie
). This is serious dodgeball on an Olympic level. Congratulations to local team "The Renegades" for their 2nd place win in the Open 8.5" ("big ball") division against long time champions "Rise of Brutality" from San Diego, CA. I have videos of the final match games uploading now to the Phoenix Dodgeball YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/PhoenixDodgeball)
. Check them out if you want to see some mind blowing dodgeball.
Tonight is our regular drop-in dodgeball meetup at Kiwanis gym. If you haven't been yet you need to come out for a bit and give it a try. We usually get around 40 players and run 4 teams on two courts. We randomly assign everyone to teams to keep them balanced by experience level. Everyone, guys and girls of all ages (18+) and all skill levels, are welcome. You just go into the main building at Kiwanis (where the wave pool is at), go up to the main desk and say you're there for dodgeball. You'll pay $4 for a wristband, sign a signup sheet, then go down to the gym. There I'll gather up the new people and go over the rules. After that we'll form up teams and go at it. If you can't make it until later, don't worry - it's "drop-in". When you show up I'll brief you on the rules and put you on a team. Play as long as you want. There's no commitment and no pressure. This is recreational, "for fun" dodgeball but still competitive and exciting. You'll love it, trust me.
And if you do love it and want some more you can join our dodgeball league. The Phoenix Dodgeball Fall League registration
is open until midnight this Friday, August 21. We offer 3 leagues: Open (no gender requirement), Co-Ed (2 member of each gender per team), and Women's (ladies only). If you have a group of friends sign up as a team. If you don't have a team sign up as a free-agent and we'll put you on a team. In fact, I'm leading the Open and Co-ed free agent teams, so you'll have 3 years experience in dodgeball league, tournaments, and Dodgeball World Champs experience helping you out on the court. For more information visit our website (http://phoenixdodgeball.com)
, email me, or talk to me or some of the other regulars at drop-in tonight.
Now's the time to check out the game and taste the glorious world of dodgeball. Come get your feet wet at drop-in tonight and meet our community. I guarantee you'll be hooked at first throw.
"Have Fun. Make New Friends. Throw Balls At Them."