Rules are adopted from the National Amateur Dodge Ball Association.
A. Team Captain Duties and Responsibilities:
Make sure the team roster has been submitted to the Intramural Office and that substitutes are added.
Fill out the game roster at least five minutes before game time.
Meet with the game official for last minute instructions.
Must be on the playing field or sidelines at all times. Must designate an on-file captain if he/she is not playing.
Only captains may address officials for interpretations of rules.
File protest of game if needed. Protests may only be filed concerning an ineligible player or a misinterpretation of a rule. The protest must be submitted in writing to the Intramural Office by 4:30 p.m. the day following the contest in question.
Make sure that a ref is provided for the game following each of your games.
B. The Team:
Each team will consist of 6-8 players. A game cannot start with less than 6 players on each side. Substitutes can enter the game only when there is a time-out or in the case of injury. Coed will be played with an even number of men and women on the court at one time.
C. The Field
The game may be played indoors or outdoors. The playing field shall be a rectangle at least 50 ft long and at least 30 ft wide, divided into two (2) equal sections by a center boundary line.
D. The Equipment
The official ball used in tournament and league play will be a 7" official foam dodgeball. Participants must wear shoes. No metal cleats will be allowed.
E. The Game
The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting them "OUT". This may be done by:
Hitting an opposing player with a thrown ball below the shoulders.
Catching a ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground.
If a ball is caught the first person who was out on that team may enter back into the game and so on for each ball that is caught in the air.
Game begins by placing the dodge balls along the center line. Players then take a position behind their end line. Following a signal by the official, teams may approach the centerline to retrieve the balls. This signal officially starts the contest. No player can hold a ball for more than 10 seconds at one time.
The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players will be declared the winner. A 10-minute time limit has been established for each contest. If neither team has been eliminated at the end of the 10 minutes, the team with the greater number of players remaining will be declared the winner. In the case of an equal number of players remaining after regulation, a 3-minute sudden-death overtime period will be played. The first team to lose a player loses the game.
F. Timeouts and Substitutions
Each team will be allowed one (1) 60 second timeout per game. At this time a team may substitute players into the game.
G. Rule Enforcement
Rules will be enforced primarily by the "honor system"*. Players will be expected to rule whether or not a hit was legal or whether they were legally eliminated. All contests will be supervised by a field monitor*. The field monitor’s responsibility will be to rule on any situation in which teams cannot agree. THE FIELD MONITOR’S DECISION IS FINAL – NO EXCEPTIONS
During play, all players must remain within the boundary lines. Players may leave the boundaries only to retrieve stray balls.
I. Tournament Play
Tournaments will be played as double elimination.
J. Match Play
Matches will be decided using a "best-of-three" format in which the first team to win two (2) games will be declared the winner.
Missouri Western State University Intramural Rules
Injuries and Insurance: Students, faculty and staff are reminded that their participation in intramural sports and free-time recreation activities is completely voluntary and the intramural/Free-time Recreation staff assumes no liability or responsibility during participation. It is strongly recommended that all participants have a satisfactory health status and appropriate personal accident insurance coverage for any injury which might occur during participation in these activities. Insurance is available for students through the Dean of Student Affairs Office.
In the event of an injury, the injured player is required to sit out one play and then re-enter the game at the referee’s discretion. In the event of a serious injury, the player is required to sit out the rest of the game.
A student must be currently enrolled for at least one hour of credit at Missouri Western State University to be eligible for intramural participation. A faculty or staff member is eligible as long as they are officially recognized by the University as faculty or staff.
Any person who has been red-shirted or a member of a freshman, junior varsity or varsity athletic team in the fall or spring at any college or university is ineligible to participate in that specific intramural activity or related activity. They may not participate in the activities listed above until two years following their last collegiate play attempt. Only
one of former varsity athlete is allowed on any one intramural team. If the team has a former athlete on it the team must play in the upper division if there is one. For further clarification contact the Intramural Office.
An individual is considered to be a member of a varsity squad if he practices with the team, his name appears on a roster for a regular season game or if he plays spring ball.
A player may not transfer from one team to another during a particular activity once they have played in the first game. At the start of a new activity, he/she is then able to transfer to a new team.
ejected from a game may not play again in that activity and he/she
may not be substituted for in the game he was ejected from. If a
player is ejected from two contests, he/she may not participate in
Additional names may be added to the roster as an activity progresses, provided the names are added to the roster 24 hours before the player participates in their first game. Names may not be added to the roster after the last regular season game.
More detailed information on eligibility for Intramural Sports can be obtained from the Intramural Sports Handbook.