Baylor > Campus Recreation > Intramurals > Sports & Schedules > Dodgeball
||August 25, 2015
||August 26, 2014 at 4pm or 6pm
McLane Student Life Center (SLC), Room 308
||August 27, 2015
||Pool Play to All-University Tournament
|Location of Games:
||McLane Student Life Center (SLC) Gym
- Six players at a time are allowed on the court.
- A team must have at least four players to start a game. If fewer than four players are ready to play at game time, a forfeit will be declared.
- Substitutes may only enter the game in case of injury.
- Teams will be given points for dressing up in costume.
- Each team that dresses up will be awarded 25 intramural points for their organization/residence hall.
- A five minute time limit has been established for each contest.
- One minute rule: When there is one minute left in the game, the remaining players may advance to the other team's attack line.
- Five second rule: in order to keep the game flowing, no player may hold onto a dodge ball for more than five seconds at one time.
- The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players within the time limit will be declared the winner.
- If neither team has been eliminated at the end of the five minutes, the team with the greater number of remaining players will be declared the winner.
- In the case of an equal number of players remaining after regulation, a one minute sudden death overtime period will be played. In the sudden death period, the first team with a player knocked out loses the game.
- The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by rendering them "out". This may be accomplished by:
- Hitting an opposing player with a live thrown ball.
- You must hit your opponent below the shoulders.
- Hitting an opponent's head will render the thrower out. The player who was hit in the head will remain active.
- Exception: The opponent’s head was below shoulder level when they were hit in the head, then they will be considered out and the thrower will remain active.
- Catching a live ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground or any other object.
- Stepping on or over the center line during the first three minutes of the game, or the other team's attack line (during the fourth minute of the game).
- "Live" Definition: A ball that has been thrown and has not touched anything, including the floor, ground, ceiling, wall, another ball, another player, official or other item outside the playing area.
- The winner will be the first team to win 2 games. (The best 2 out of 3).
- During play, all players must remain within the boundary lines.
- You may not run out of bounds to avoid being hit by your opponent.
- The game begins by placing the dodgeballs along the center line. Players then take their positions behind their respective end lines. Following a signal by the official, teams may approach the center line to retrieve balls. The official's signal officially starts the contest.
- Once teams retrieve the balls, they must be taken behind the attack line (10 ft. volleyball line) before they can be legally thrown.
- Players are expected to play in an honorable manner, and rule whether or not they were legally eliminated. All contests will be supervised by an official whose rulings are final.
- Hitting an opposing player’s head with a dodgeball will result in the thrower being automatically "out" and removed from the game. The person who is struck in the head will remain active.