Here is a in-depth series of dodgeball strategies to improve your game and destroy the competition:
3) Throwing Techniques
4) Attack Strategies during the Game
5) Ball Control
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Today’s topic is 1) Pre-Game:
- Before the game get with your team and assign a “hit list.” Decide who are the the top three best players on your opponents team. Assign each person a number. When your team has two or more balls, call out the number for synchronized targets.
- Warmup and practice throwing before the game. It shows that you practice and thereby intimidates.
- A few days before you play, watch Dodgeball the Movie to get the cultural feel for the game of Dodgeball.
- Buy the same type of ball that the National Amateur Dodgeball Association uses: An 8-inch Gator Skin ball for $13.88 (available in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.)
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i just learned that they won’t let kids play dodgeball in school anymore. i don’t understand that. did anyone ever have a negative experience from playing dodgeball??
I play dodge ball in school and i’m a 8 year old.
My gf’s mom tells me dodgeball is alive and well in downstate IL. They’re even playing with the red rubber balls that are also used in kickball and 4-square.
oh man, those are the ones that hurt. i think we are raising kids to be big babies around here 🙁
Look at you! That’s great! Was this a one-time tournament or will it be on-going? I played dodge ball in school and I was actually quite good. My trick was to stay back until my team was down to just a couple of players [we usually started with close to 20 on each team”> … and then BRING IT ON, so to speak :^D
i had many many negative dodgeball experiences as a kid. i never had a positive experience. what’s fun about getting smacked by a big red rubber ball? i was terrified. it was torture. i’m glad they’ve abolished it.
This was a one-time tournament held at the Sport Center in Schaumberg, Illinois. It was called the Spring Tune-up 2005. It’s held every year around this time at the same place. Six players on a team at once. Each match is a best of three series. Each game is five minutes. The team with the most players left after five minutes wins. We won all three or four of our matches 2 games to 1. I don’t recall what the final result was of every single game… like how many people were left in each individual game. The playoffs however, were just a best of one game. That’s it. Single elminiation one game. That sucked, because you really need a three game series to determine the best winner. We lost our first playoff game. But we were the best team in our division being undefeated in the matches.
Oh. here’s a link the events page for the National Amateur Dodgeball Association: http://www.dodgeballusa.com/events.shtml
Did your team have a name?
Our team name was YounGuns.
The NADA Outdoor National Championships is on July 22, 2005 at Olympic Park, Schaumburg, IL. The YounGuns plan on representin. I welcome anyone to form a team and compete against us.
Do u still play?