Dodgeball is a ball sport in which players of two teams try to hit their opponents with a ball before it bounces while avoiding being hit themselves. The sport is typically played among school kids in North America but now internationally, the sport has emerged as a popular middle, high school and college sport and is also played in informal settings.
There are many variations of the game played in different part of the world: In Spain, it is known as Datchball. In India, it is called "Sekan-tadi", "Gend Tadi" and "Maram Pitti". In China, it is known as "Da Yi Mao" and the game is played with a small round sand bag instead of a ball.
The main objective of the game is to eliminate all players on the opposing team by hitting them with the ball, catching the ball thrown by the opposing team or forcing them to move outside of the boundaries of the court when a ball is thrown at them.
Dodgeball is usually played on a volleyball court, basketball court, fenced area or even on an Australian Rules Football court or soccer pitch. There is no particular or fixed court design for the sport. The court must have a center line, unless it is a variation the sport.
At the beginning, the balls are lined up on the central court line and then the players rush towards the center line and try to grab one of the balls and roll or throw it backwards to their teammates. The rule is players can’t pick up a ball and throw it instantly.
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After the game has commenced, players throw balls at the opposing team players in an attempt to eliminate them.
Hitting on the full- If a player has been hit by the ball without hitting the roof, the floor, walls, or an outside object and rebounding off and no player catches it before it becomes dead (not in motion), that player has been eliminated. The same applies to the players who try to catch the ball but drop it.
Headshots- If the thrown balls hit an opponent in the head, then it may either result in thrower being out or the player being hit being out or both.