Catch a ball and your opponent who threw the ball is out. In a game with returnies, someone from your team also gets to come back in. Here’s a couple tips on catching a dodgeball.
- I like to catch balls that are thrown right at my chest and then I cradle it against my body, so not to drop it. Actually, I never caught any balls in the last tournament, because there were no returnies. I generally stay away from it.
- Only catch the ball if you are really sure you can catch it. I’ve seen way too many people try to catch the ball only to drop it (thereby being eliminated).
- If you really suck at throwing, perhaps you should practice your catching. Stay low to the ground and suck those balls up.
- A technique I have yet to see employed on actual court play is the sitdown technique. The idea is to make yourself be as small a target as possible, yet enable yourself to actually catch the ball. Is there a rule against this? It seems like there should be, but if anyone has any experience with the sitdown technique, please write them in the comments below. Thanks.
This is a part seven of a seven-part series every Wednesday of Dodgeball strategies covering:
3) Throwing Techniques
4) Attack Strategies during the Game
5) Ball Control