New to Dodgeball and looking for pointers? Check out these tips to give you that extra boost at your games. As for help at the bar...you're on your own there...
Dodgeball? It should be called catch-ball! By catching a ball thrown by the opposing team, not only is that player out, but your team gets one more player on the court (up to six players).
- When you get a catch a ball, the new player cycling in should make sure they enter the playing area at the back of the court and know where the balls are before stepping on the court.
- To avoid having your throw caught, aim low. Not only will this ensure you never throw a headshot, it’ll also make your throws much harder to catch.
- Work with your team to pick one person to aim for and throw at the same time. Note that this can be risky, as the other team may gain control of all four balls..
- On the opening rush, it’s better for the runners to swat the balls back to a waiting teammate. This clears the ball faster, getting it into play sooner.
- Throw from the front of the court, but stand at the back when not throwing.
- Thinking about leaving the opposing team's strongest players for last? Think again. Eliminating the perceived best players early takes some of the tension off, and also limits the chances of a late-game catch and comeback.