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Db Rules PDF

Db Rules PDF

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RULES & REGULATIONS

THE GAME The 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!

BOUNDARIES During play, players must remain within the boundary lines. If a player breaks the boundary plain, the player will be called “OUT” THE OPENING RUSH Game 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 a signal by the official, teams may approach the centerline to retrieve the balls. This signal officially starts the contest. Once a ball is retrieved it must be taken behind the attack-line before it can be legally thrown. 5-SECOND VIOLATION In order to reduce stalling, a violation will be called if a team in the lead controls all six (6) balls on their side of the court for more than 5 seconds. This also applies to tied teams. RETRIEVERS Retrievers are individuals designated to retrieve balls that go out of play. Anyone watching the match outside of the court is asked to act as a retriever. Or you may use players that are out as retrievers. Retrievers may not enter the court at any time.

BLOCKING Players can defend themselves by blocking the ball in flight with another ball but must retain control over the ball they are blocking with. A player dropping or losing possession of the blocking ball is deemed "out." Any blocked ball rebounding off another ball is considered live. Any player hit by the rebounding ball is deemed "out HEADSHOTS No one is called out on a headshot. But, if the headshot occurs when the person hit with the ball is ducking, diving, crouching, he/she will be deemed out because the thrower was throwing below normal head level. RULE ENFORCEMENT 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. 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.

Code of Conduct 1. Understand, appreciate and abide by the rules of the game. 2. Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials and 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.

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