NO-STING DODGEBALL 101 - BASIC RULES
LAST REVISION: AUGUST 2018
- If you are hit by a live ball, you are out once that ball touches a dead object.
- Dead objects consist of: the floor, an inactive player, another ball not in possession of you or another player, the ceiling, the wall, bleachers, netting. etc.
- You are out if you throw a catch.
- You may block a thrown ball with another ball and be safe.
- Your hand is a part of the ball while blocking.
- If you block a ball and the thrown ball hits you after bouncing off your blocker, it is still a live ball and you are out once it hits a dead object.
- If you drop your blocker forcefully and do not re-establish control of your ball before it hits a dead object, you are out. This is called a fumble.
- If you venture outside of your boundaries (except the center line during the opening rush) you are out.
- You are not out until the ball that is attempting to get you out touches a dead object. This also includes fumbles.
- If you catch a ball that ricocheted off of a teammate or vice versa, it is a save not a catch. No one is out, the thrower and the hit player are both safe.
- Only one out per ball.
- If you get hit in the face and are not on 3 points of contact, you are safe. 3 points of contact includes having any other body part besides your feet touching the ground. Play will be stopped to assure you are OK no matter the outcome.
- Jailbreaks can be attempted when only one player is left standing for that team.