Year 5/6 Dodgeball
Where & When
How to Find Us
DATE - Monday 22nd January
TIME - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Penistone Grammar School
- Each team is made up of 6 players with a maximum squad of 10
- There MUST BE at least 3 girls in the squad and there MUST BE 2 girls on court at all times
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 ground (Head shots do not count)
- Catching a LIVE ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground.
- You step over a sideline or centerline – you will receive a team warning before a player is given out.
- A thrown live ball can only hit out 1 player. Thrown balls that hit the ground, the wall, other balls, or other objects before hitting the opponent 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.
- 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 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.
The Opening Rush
- Games begin by placing the dodgeballs along the centerline – three on one side of the center hash and three on the 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 backline before it can be legally thrown.
Bookings are closed for this event.