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Pirates 13U Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser Rules
Teams will be made up of 6 players. An equal number of players will begin each match. Teams may consist of all boys,
all girls or mixed.
The playing field shall be a rectangle divided into two (2) equal sections by a centerline and attack lines parallel to the
The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting them "OUT". This may be done by:
1. Hitting an opposing player with a LIVE thrown ball below the shoulders.
2. Catching a LIVE ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground.
Definition: LIVE A ball that has been thrown and has not touched anything, including the floor/ground, another ball, an
other player, official or other item outside of the playing field (wall, ceiling, etc)
During play, all players must remain within the boundary lines. Players may leave the boundaries through their end-line
only to retrieve stray balls. They must also return through their endline.
THE OPENING RUSH
Game begins by placing the dodgeballs along the center line – three (3) on each side of 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. This signal officially starts the contest. Teams may only retrieve the three (3) balls on their side of the centerline.
Once a ball is retrieved it must be taken behind the attack-line before it can be legally thrown.
Each team will have one time out per game.
Teams may only make substations during time outs.
TIMING AND WINNING A GAME
The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players will be declared the winner. A 3minute time limit has been
established for each contest. If neither team has been eliminated at the end of the 3 minutes, the team with the greater
number of players remaining will be declared the winner.
In case of a tie, a two (2) minute overtime will be played by only the remaining members of the team still in the
game. At the end of that overtime period, if the game is still tied, there will be a coin flip to determine the winner.
This rule applies to games in pool play. For tournament games there will be additional two (2) minute overtime periods
until there is a winner.
In order to reduce stalling, a violation will be called if a team in the lead controls all six (6) balls on their side of the court
for more than 5 seconds. This also applies to tied teams.
During pool play, rules will be enforced primarily by the "honor system". Refs will be at each court to help players along.
All decisions by refs are final… NO EXCEPTIONS