RULES & REGULATIONS
THE GAMEThe object of the game is to eliminate the five (5) players of the opposing team by getting them
“OUT” This may be done by:
Hitting an opposing player with a LIVE ball below the shoulders.
Catching a LIVE ball thrown by an opponent before it touches the ground.
Definition: LIVE: A ball that has been thrown and has not touched anything, including the floor/ground,another player, official or other item outside of the playing field (wall, ceiling, etc) DODGEBALLS DEFECTED OFF OTHER DODGEBALLS ARE LIVE!
During play, players must remain within the boundary lines. If a player breaks the boundary
plain, the player will be called “OUT”
THE OPENING RUSHGame begins by placing the dodgeballs along the center line
Six (6) dodgeballs will be placed,equally spaced from each other. Players then take a position behind their end line. Following asignal by the official, teams may approach the centerline to retrieve the balls. This signalofficially starts the contest. Once a ball is retrieved it must be taken behind the attack-line beforeit can be legally thrown.5-SECOND VIOLATIONIn order to reduce stalling, a violation will be called if a team in the lead controls all six (6) ballson their side of the court for more than 5 seconds. This also applies to tied teams.RETRIEVERSRetrievers are individuals designated to retrieve balls that go out of play. Anyone watching thematch outside of the court is asked to act as a retriever. Or you may use players that are out asretrievers. Retrievers may not enter the court at any time.