Year 5/6 Dodgeball
Where & When
How to Find Us
DATE - Wednesday 13th February
TIME - 1:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Barnsley College Sports Academy
- TIER 2 – Development Competition suitable for any teams/individuals with the focus being on participation and development with rules less strictly applied
- Gender Ratio will be 3 Boys and 3 Girls on the court at all times
- Squad size at discretion of schools but there must be the above ratio at all times
The Opening Rush
- Games begin by placing the 3 dodgeballs along the centerline. Players then take a position behind their end line.
- Following a signal by the official, teams may approach the centerline to retrieve the balls. Once a ball is retrieved it must be taken behind the backline before it can be legally thrown or the ball remains DEAD
The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting them “OUT”. You may be OUT by the following methods:
- Being hit by a LIVE thrown ball below the shoulders before it touches the floor, another person or another ball (Head shots do not count)
- Having one of your LIVE thrown balls being caught by an opponent
- You consistently step over a sideline or centerline – you will receive warnings
- Thrown balls that hit the ground, other balls or other teammates before hitting the you are considered DEAD balls, and are ineligible to get players out.
- You may block a LIVE ball with a held ball. However, if you drop the held ball during the act of blocking, or if you fail to make a clean block (as in the thrown ball still ends up hitting or grazing your body afterwards), you are out.
Being Out & Returning to the Game
- If you are out, line up on the side of the court in the order you were out (not behind the backline).
- If your teammate catches a LIVE ball, the player at the start of your team’s line comes back into play (First Out, First In).
- During play, all players must remain within the boundary lines. Players may leave the boundaries through their backline only to retrieve stray balls. They must also return through their backline – you will receive a team warning before a player is given out for doing this.
This event is fully booked.