Introducing PARTY DODGEBALL!

Remember what it was like to play dodgeball back in gym class? Well Party Dodgeball is everything you remember and more!

Basic Rules

10 v 10

***Host has the ability to have more people play if both teams agree***

  • *If both teams have same amount of extra players – total number of players on the court can be increased (at ref’s discretion)
  • 10 v 10
  • 6 males max.
  • Minimum 6 players, 2 females to play
  • Boundaries are court specific
  • Game variations played throughout the night
  • At start of game, when retrieving balls you must go back to your start wall and touch before throwing the ball
  • If you win dodgeball for the night you get 2 points, if you win Flip Cup get 1 point

*Playoff seeding is based on TOTAL POINTS from the season*

Game Play: Matches are 35 minutes

    • Play as many games as possible – the team with the most wins will be declared winner
  • 10 foam balls used
    • 7 regular sized balls
    • 3 small balls which can ONLY be used by females
  • A staff member is there to keep score and time
    • They can make tough calls IF NECESSARY but we go by the HONOR SYSTEM!
  • NO head shots
    • Head shots will result in a dead ball and player will be safe UNLESS they are ducking or diving
    • Then they will be considered out if ducking or diving while hit in the head
  • A player is OUT if you cross the Throwing line
    • Ref MAY change the Throwing  line based on specific game and time playing each game
  • If a player is hit – they are OUT (no matter if a teammate catches that ball after it hits the 1st person)
    • Player MUST raise hand when they are out
  • If a ball hits a player, the ball is DEAD and can not get anyone else out and a different person catching the ball does not result in an out.
  • If the ball THEN hits another player, that player is NOT out nor can they catch the ball
  • If you get hit by the ball and catch it before it hits the ground without it touching anyone else, equipment or floor that is a catch.
  • NO Blocking (the ball is an extension of you) This makes everyone not hold on to the balls and creates more action and fun.
    • If the opponent’s ball hits off the ball in your hand – you are OUT
    • If the opponent’s ball hits off the ball in your hand and then hits another player, the player that was hit is SAFE – it becomes a dead ball
  • Players can hold 2 balls max. at a time and can ONLY hold balls for 5 SECONDS at most
    • Players who fail to comply may be warned by the ref and called out if issue persists
  • DEPENDING ON THE GYM- *If you make a basket your entire team returns to the game* (EXCEPT 4 quadrant and survivor)

Game Variations:

    • Greek
  • Re-entry: NO
    • Played like normal dodgeball EXCEPT:
      • When you are out, you go to the baseline of the OPPOSING team (you stay on the baseline until the game is over even if there is a catch)
      • Players on the baseline MUST be TOUCHING the wall at all times (with hand or foot)
      • Run the baseline collecting and throwing balls at the opponent
    • Traditional (most common)
  • Re-entry: YES
      • Once you are hit out you go to the sideline
        • Player waits in the order for someone on their team to catch the ball so they can return to play
        • Once everyone on your team is OUT, the game is finished
    • 4 Quadrant
      • Re-entry: NO
      • Follows same rules for OUTS as normal dodgeball
      • Played on a court divided into 4 equal zones (quadrants) with 2 teams (both teams split in half – same team is diagonal from each other)
      • The object of the game is to eliminate EVERYBODY in another quadrant
        • Once EVERYONE in a quadrant is eliminated, this quadrant becomes a FREE QUADRANT – ANY player from ANY team is allowed to go into this quadrant to gather/throw or get hit
    • Pinball
  • Re-entry: YES
      • Played like normal dodgeball EXCEPT:
        • Each team has 3 plastic bowling pins at the back center of their side of the court (evenly spaced on the last line before the wall)
        • The game ends when all of a team’s players are eliminated OR (more often) when all of a team’s pins are knocked over
        • The balls may be used to hit players or hit pins
    • Prison Ball
  • Re-entry: YES (if you catch the ball in prison ONLY)
        • Played like normal dodgeball EXCEPT:
        • When a player is hit, they are put in the defined area (prison) behind the opposing team
        • To get OUT of prison, you must catch a ball thrown by your teammate (in the air – cannot hit anything or bounce before)
        • A player in prison (prisoner) may NOT eliminate anyone from the opposing team
        • Prisoners remain behind the opposing team (in prison) until the game is over
    • Doctor Dodge
  • Re-entry: YES (only by doctor)
  • *NEW, No one can shield or intentionally stand in front of DR or will be called permanently out of that game
      • Each team declares a leader (doctor) who tries to AVOID getting hit
      • When players are hit, they sit on the ground and wait for their team’s doctor to come and save them
        • Seated players may NOT intentionally interfere with game play
        • Live players may NOT hide behind sitting players (or use them as a shield)
      • When the doctor saves the sitting players, they can get up and resume play
      • The game ends when one team is entirely eliminated OR when the doctor gets out (game is over if doctor is hit)
    • Survivor
  • Re-entry: NO
    • Specific boundaries used
    • 2 balls are used
    • At the beginning of the game, ref throws the balls to initiate game play
    • Players will then pick up the balls – they are ONLY permitted to walk 3 steps max. from the spot they picked up the ball, then throw the ball
    • Players WITHOUT the ball are permitted to run as they please
    • If a player is hit, they are out for the rest of the game
    • If a player catches the ball, the thrower is out (even if they are on the same team)
    • Once the players are reduced to a low number, they may be permitted to take more steps with the ball (at the ref’s discretion)
    • The game ends ONLY when 1 person if left standing (or only people from 1 team)

*Teams without the minimum players will forfeit after 10 minutes from their designated start time

**All teams make the playoffs at the end of the season (unless you forfeit 2x)**