Yep, it's time once again for everyone's favorite game from gym class, Dodgeball! If you thought it was fun in the 4th grade, wait until you give it a try as a 'grown-up.' And after you've thrown a few at some strangers (and dodged a few tosses, yourself), you can go have a drink with them at the league sponsor bar.
Underdog Dodgeball Leagues are all Coed
Rosters up to 10 Players
10 team T-Shirts are Included with the League Fee
6 Players on the Court each Game (3 gals, 3 guys)
(2) 16-Minute Matches Each Night against different teams
Matches Consist of as Many Games as can be Played in the 16 Minutes
Coated foam "no sting" Rhino Skin dodgeballs!
How do I someone get out?
1. Hit them with a ball that isn’t blocked
2. Knock a ball out of their hand
3. Catch their ball before it hits the floor or another person
4. Throw a head shot (in this case you get yourself out)
Can players return after getting out?
Anytime someone catches a ball from your team a player from your bench can return (remember there is a Max of 6 players on the court)
What is the “first touch concept?”
First touch means that as soon as a ball hits something it’s dead. If it hits a player, they are out and a 2nd player cannot get hit with the same ball. If a ball hits the floor it’s dead and cannot put someone out. Same with the ceiling or after it’s blocked by a held ball.
Can I intentionally hit someone in the face making them cry?
You’ve completely missed the point of playing a kids game. We’re all about having fun and if it’s your goal to hit people with things maybe try Pro-Wrestling. Unfortunately we don’t offer pro-wrestling so it’s safe to say Underdog is not for you.
How many people do I need for a Team?
Teams generally consist of 6-10 players. Generally 3 males and 3 females play at a time. 2 of each gender are needed to avoid a forfiet. You can never have more than 4 of a gender on the court at the same time.
Does it hurt to get hit?
In general, no. We use coated foam dodgeballs. So, unlike in grade school where you were getting nailed by a big rubber ball being thrown as hard as possible, there's less sting and less velocity.
Are there refs?
Yes, each court does have a referee who will call out everything they see. We go by the honor system. If you're out, walk off the court. If you think you might be out, walk off the court. Eventually it'll all work itself out as the other team is doing the same thing.
If you see someone on the other team that you think was out, but doesn't go out, all we ask is that you don't start pointing fingers and yelling at them "You're out!!!" Because he's just going to yell back "No I'm not!!!", you'll respond "Yes, You Are!!!!" and the ref will sit you both out. We want you to play like grade-schoolers, not act like them.