DODGEBALL

Come play dodge ball during our open court times or join a league and play competitively!

How Tournaments Work

  • Double-elimination (which means you can lose once and still have a chance at winning something.)
  • Tournaments are refereed by trained park staff
  • Tournament entry fees are $10 per person: it includes 1 bottle of water, socks and 1hr jump after tournament.
  • You don’t have to be a league player to enter a tournament, but your 8-player team may only enter tournaments for your age bracket.
  • Tournaments may be cancelled if the minimum required number of participants is not met. If a tournament is cancelled, entry fees will be refunded.
  • Call us at 360-454-0099 or visit the park to register for a tournament.

HOW TO PLAY

Teams:

  • Must have 6 team members, additional team members for substitutions are recommended.
  • Uniform; all team members must have the same t-shirt color
  • Team must have a captain
  • Team name
  • Age groups:
    10-13 year old group
    14-17 year old group
    18+ age group

5 seconds violation:

It occurs when a team has possession of all 6 balls on their side of the court for 5 or more seconds.
A ball cannot be held for more than 10 seconds by any one player

Time out/Substitution:

Each team is awarded one 30 second time out/substitution.

Boundary:

If player steps on or over a boundary, the player is automatically eliminated.

Boundaries:

  • Orange centerline: players cannot step on it or cross over it.
  • Mesh wall: players cannot lose control and land over mesh wall area.
  • Be respectful
  • No trash talking or foul language (this will get you eliminated)

Live Ball:

A live ball is a ball thrown by a player and that has not touched any of the boundaries, walls, or floor.

If a player catches a live ball, the person who threw it is automatically eliminated and you get to bring back a team member (if you have 5 or less on the court).

Blocking:

A block is defined when a player has a ball in his/her hand and block a hit with it. If the player drops the ball while blocking a hit, he/she is eliminated.

Illegal moves:

  • You can’t throw a head shot (a ball thrown at the head.)
  • You can’t cross the center line, step on it or reach over it.
  • You can’t hold a ball for more than 10 seconds.
  • You can’t drop a ball you used to deflect another ball.
  • You can’t move into a ball that strikes the top or back of the head.
  • You can’t kick a ball.