Last week, we pleaded for a return to the days of dodgeball. There are plenty of people out there who feel the same way. So many, in fact, that adult dodgeball leagues are not unheard of. We need more…many more. As a result, we’ve decided to use the game of dodging, ducking, dipping, diving, and dodging for our first entry into our Alternative Sport Spotlight series. This series aims to shine a light on sports that range from the obscure, to mainstream sports that fall below the radar.
Dodgeball is a game of simplicity, and that simplicity is a big part of what makes it so fun. It isn’t complicated, and games traditionally aren’t horribly long, relative to other sports. Teams of varying sizes start off on opposite sides of the court. Balls are arranged along the center line. At the start of play, both teams run for the balls in the middle of the court. If your toe crosses the line, you’re out. If you are hit by a ball, you’re out. If someone catches a ball you threw, you’re out. If you catch a thrown ball, a member of your team (the person out of the game who was out first) can return to the game. The team that eliminates all of the opposing players wins. Depending on how cutthroat the league is and for which age group, headshot may or may not be allowed.
Easy, simple, and yet so intense when the battle begins. That’s what dodgeball feels like: a battle. Part of that is the elimination nature, a feature most sports lack. Traditionally, the goal is to score points. Even in contact sports like football, wrestling, and boxing, the idea is to score points. In dodgeball, the only goal, the only way to victory, is to totally annihilate your opponents.
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