Balls: Provided by Ambler Recreation Center
1. A team consists of at least 6 but no more than 10 players, all of whom must be wearing athletic attire. No street shoes or marking shoes will be allowed. We reserve the right to disqualify any team for inappropriate attire, poor sportsmanship or conduct. All jewelry must be removed prior to the start of the match. A team may have additional players that may enter in succeeding games, but no substitutions can occur once the game has started and all players must be listed on the official roster handed in prior to the tournament. Starting player team must be coed.
2. A match consists of one game. Each game will last a maximum of 6 minutes. The game is over when all of one team’s players are eliminated, or if time elapses the team with the most players left wins. If, after time has expired, there is a tie, then there will be a sudden-death match between the remaining players, where the first team to have a player eliminated loses.
3. Six balls will be used. Officials will place all six balls at the mid-court line. Players must start behind their own baseline before the start of play. Play will commence upon the sounding of the whistle or horn. Any or all members of either team may try and gain possession of any of the six balls located at the mid-court line. Once in play, the balls must be carried back to the end line, then play can begin---in other words a ball can’t be thrown until it is carried back to the end line.
4. A floating off-sides line will be used. This line will be marked with cones at the end of each line. When throwing the ball, a player must not have either foot on or across the line when throwing. Anyone breaking the plane of the line will be deemed eliminated.
5. A player will be eliminated when at least one of the following events occurs: (1) A player is struck below the neck by a ball thrown by their opponent (the player will still be considered eligible if the ball that struck them was caught by themselves or a teammate before it hit the ground). (2) The ball they threw was caught by someone on the opposite team. If this happens the opposite team also gets a player out of the penalty box. (3) They step out of bounds in an attempt to avoid being hit with a thrown ball. A ball is considered dead once it hits the back curtain or floor. It must be a direct hit in order to consider the person out of the game. Deflections off the floor, wall, court dividers, rafters, do not count as an out if caught. Deflections off a teammate—where the ball does not hit the ground or wall before hitting the second player do count, and both players are out. (4) The ball they threw struck a player in the head.
7.All players are confined to the out of bounds cones. Players may intentionally leave the playing area on their own side of the playing floor to retrieve a ball. If a player goes out of bounds to avoid getting out, the official will call them out. If a ball is thrown into the bleachers, it must be given to the team that is on that side.
8. Once a player is out, they must immediately leave the playing floor and sit in their penalty box. Players who have been called out cannot retrieve stray balls for their teammates, or that ball will be given to the other team.
9. If a player is stalling (10 seconds or more), or making no attempt to play a ball on the ground, they will be ordered to roll the ball to the other side by the official.
10. I recognize and acknowledge the possibility of risk of physical injury associated with dodgeball, and I hereby waive, relinquish, release, discharge and agree to indemnify and hold Audio-Reader and/or KU harmless against any and all claims by, or on behalf of, the above named players as a result of participation in this Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser.