Method and Rules
How we play Dodgeball Spin
1. Dodgeball Spin is played with only one ball on a court of about 8x16m divided by centerline into two equal fields, between two teams – Red and Blue.
2. There can be kids and adults in the teams. Number of kids in a team has to be equal or bigger than number of adults. Game can be played with minimum 4 and maximum 12 players in each team.
3. The aim of the game is to score points by hitting the players of the opposing team with the ball.
4. There are 3 outfield players and at least 1 infield player. Each field is occupied by infield players of one of the teams.
- The 3 outfield Red players are positioned behind the 3 lines, all around the Blue team field.
- The 3 outfield Blue players are positioned behind the 3 lines all around the Red team field.
5. Only infield players are targets and they are surrounded from 4 sides by the opposing team. Any player can pass the ball to their teammates when they think the teammate has a better chance of scoring.
6. Rotation of players occurs clockwise when a player is hit. The hit player goes to the left outfield position (if looking towards centreline) and all the outfield teammates shift by 1 spot along the lines resulting in one of them (the one on the right) going inside, thus becoming an infield player. The other team doesn’t change positions (until they are hit).
7. The team of the hit player gets the possession of the ball and the game continues.
8. In each match here are 3 games of 13 minutes with a break of 5 minutes in between.
9. Team gets 1 match point for every game won. If a team wins all 3 games they get 1 extra match point. If there is a tie after a game, each team gets a half of a match point. Team that doesn’t win any games, doesn’t win any match points.
10. Winner of the competition is the team that has scored the most match points. If 2 or more teams have the same number of match points, the score difference will be taken into account.
How we play
1. Only straight hits count. If a player is hit and a ball falls to the ground that counts as a point for the other team. Any part of the body hit (including head), counts. For example, if a player just touches the ball, thrown from the opponents, and it falls to the ground, that’s the point for the opponents.
2. If there are any adults as well as kids in a team, then the “adults can’t hit” rule applies. Adults can be targets, they can catch and dodge the ball, but they can’t hit anybody and they have to pass the ball to a child in order to score points as only children will have right to score points by hitting the opponents.
3. Exception: If an adult throws the ball across the field without intention of hitting the opponents, and the opponent touches the ball which then falls on the ground, that counts as a point for the team whose adult player threw the ball.
4. After a player is hit and rotation occurs, the ball belongs to the hit player’s team.
5. If the ball bounces off the ground and then hits a player, the player stays, no points scored, no rotation.
6. If the ball bounces of a player, then hits another player and then falls to the ground, only the first player hit goes out.
7. If the ball bounces of a player and a teammate catches the ball, that is a save, no points.
8. If the ball bounces of a player and an opposing player catches the ball, the hit player goes out, point to the opponents.
9. When the ball is stopped inside a field it belongs to those infield players. When the ball is stopped outside of a field it belongs to the outfield players on that side of the field.
10. Outfield players are not supposed to cross the line and take the ball that is inside a field and likewise, infield players are not supposed to cross the line and take the ball that is outside of their field.
11. When the ball is stopped on the line, depending on the direction from which it came:
It belongs to outfield players if the ball is rolling from outside towards the inside of the field.
It belongs to infield players if the ball is rolling from inside towards outside of the field.
12. The “ 5 seconds ” rule applies when a player is keeping the ball for too long. When referee starts counting, the player has to throw the ball across the field by the time the referee has counted to 5.