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Dodgeball

PLAY AREA:
The game is played on racquetball courts 1 & 2 of the Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center. Two games will be played at a time. Neutral Zone: A player may advance to the mid-court line of the court but no further. They may reach over to retrieve a ball.

EQUIPMENT:
a) Players must wear proper attire (tennis shoes, shirts etc.).
b) An official “dodgeball” is used.
c) With 5 players, 3 dodge balls will be used per court.

TEAMS:
A team consists of 5 players on the court. A team may play with fewer than 5 (that would be a disadvantage as there are fewer players to eliminate). Extra Players: No more than 5 players per team may be on the court at a time. If a team has additional players, they may wait on the sideline to enter when their team catches an opponent’s throw, but may only enter if less than 5 players are on the court at that time.

TIME/RESULTS:
a) 10min is allotted per match.
b) Teams will switch sides of the court after each match.
c) The two teams will play best 2 out of 3 matches.
d) Forfeit Time:  Five minutes after game time

PLAY:
a) Three dodge balls are placed in the center and the teams charge for them to start the    game.
b) If a player is hit by a “fly ball”, before it hits the floor and after being thrown by a player on the opposing team that player is out.
c) If a player catches a “fly ball”, the thrower is out. ALSO, the catching team returns an eliminated player to their team. Players come back into the game in the order they were eliminated.
d) A ball deflected by a held ball, whether caught or not, does not result in player elimination.
e) A ball rebounding off a “catch” attempt may be caught before touching the floor by any in bounds player on the “hit” player’s team. It may not hit a wall/backboard etc.
Result: the thrower is out and the catching team returns and eliminated player.  Out-of-Bounds: Catching a ball out-of-bounds does not count. If a ball is deflected off one player and he/she or a teammate catches it out-or-bounds, the first player is still out because the catch does not count. Anything caught or thrown or being hit outside of the boundaries of the court does not count.
f) A ball rebounding off a wall, backboard etc. does not eliminate a player.
g) When all the players of one team have been eliminated, the other team wins that game
h) If time expires before the game ends; the team with the most players on the court is the winner.

SAFETY:
Players may not lift or support their teammates in catching a throw etc.

AREA OF ELIMINATED PLAYERS:
a) Eliminated players on each court will form lines on their side of the court next to the back wall.  Keep in order of being eliminated. Re-enter on a “caught” ball in same order eliminated.
b) Eliminated players may not participate in the game.