City of Lakewood, CO Parks and Recreation Adult Dodgeball Rules and RegulationsDO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN DRESSING ROOM! NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS!
TEAM ROSTERS - A COMPLETE TEAM ROSTER AND PHOTO IDEA IS REQUIRED BY ALL TEAMS. ROSTERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS ALL INFORMATION THAT IS REQUESTED IS COMPLETED.
All team rosters will be frozen second week prior to the completion of League play and will remain frozen through the end of the season, including any end of season league tournament. It is the team manager's responsibility to turn in and keep up-to-date his team's roster. Teams not turning in rosters will not be allowed to play. Before the players' add/drop deadline, new players may be added by coming to CWRC. Players can be added up to game time. No phone in roster additions will be accepted.
Rule 1 - Team
Teams are Coed Recreation.
To begin game teams need to have eight (8) players, six (6) men and two (2) women. However teams can play with five (5) men, and three (3) women. Teams may also play four (4) men, and four (4) women. Teams can never play more than six (6) men at any time during the game.
Teams must have at least four players on court to begin, and may not exceed eight at any time throughout play.
Any player or manager who harasses the officials, City of Lakewood representative, or other player/players with verbal or physical abuse will be ejected from the game, and will sit out the next scheduled league game/match. He/she may sit in the stand ONLY as long as he/she remains silent. IF A PLAYER CONTINUES TO HARASS AN OFFICIAL, CITY OF LAKEWOOD REPRESENTATIVE, OR OTHER PLAYER/ PLAYERS, THE GAME WILL BE A FORFEIT. Any harassment of officials, City of Lakewood representative, or other player after the ball games, will terminate the team's play for the remainder of the season.
Rule 2 - Playing Area and Markings
The game will be played in the gym using the basketball court markings. The center-line will serve as the boundary between the two teams and the sidelines extended will serve as the out of bounds line.
During the game any player that has a ball must stay in front of the last white line on the basketball court, which is the back line of the volleyball court. Players that do not have a ball can stand anywhere on the court as along as they are in bounds.
Rule 3 - Boundaries
During play, all players must remain within the boundary lines.
Players may leave the boundary lines to retrieve stray balls.
A stray ball is one that has not been picked up and is lying on the ground.
If retrieving a ball, a player must exit and immediately re-enter as quickly as possible.
NOTE: A player not immediately re-entering the playing in area may be declared OUT.
Players who are out should help put balls back in to play by rolling into play area or quickly handing to a teammate.
A player shall not:
Rule 4 - Equipment
The official ball used in tournament and league play will be a 7” rubber coated foam ball.
The standard number of balls for an 8 on 8 game is ten.
Players must wear proper attire ( tennis shoes, shirt and shorts/pants).
Rule 5 - Game Play
Section 1: The Game
AN OUT is scored by:
Each team will be allowed one, 30-second time out per game.
A timeout will be called when the official has recognized the request and signaled for time out by blowing their whistle. (Hint: play until you hear the whistle).
During the time-out, a team may substitute players into the game. Substitute players are players that have not been in the current game.
If a time-out is called due to injury, a substitution may be made for the injured player only.
Re-entry rule: When a player catches a ball directly thrown by a player on the opposite team, any one player from the receiving team's side that had been put OUT may re-enter the game. The player who threw the ball is still OUT. If the team catching the ball has no players OUT, play simply continues with no player re-entering the contest. Teams must try to maintain a gender balance when players are returning to the game i.e. 2 males and 1 female by bringing additional female.
Rule 7 - Stalling Violation
A team trailing in numbers of players requires a ball to be at their disposal for the opportunity to eliminate opposing players.
It is illegal for the leading team to control all for the ball for more than five seconds. If the leading team controls all the balls-meaning, all balls are located on their side of the center line, they must make a legitimate effort to get at least one ball across to the opposing side 3 meter line before a five second violation is called. This may be done by throwing or rolling a ball towards the opponent's side. Only the official may call a five-second violation.
Penalty for five-second violation:
Second offense - will result in a free throw in which one player is allowed an unobstructed throw at their opponent(s) without risk of being eliminated.
Third offense - will result in one member of the offending team being declared OUT automatically.
Rule 8 - Declaring a Winner
The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players will be declared the game winner.
Matches will consist of a nine games between the two teams.
A time limit of four minutes has been established for each game. If neither team has been eliminated at the end of the time limit, the team with the greater number of players will be declared the winner.
In case of an equal number of players remaining for each team at the expiration of the time limit, a one-minute sudden death overtime period will be played. The first team to eliminate ONE opposing player will be declared the winner.
Should teams remain tied after the first overtime period, each team will add one player to their side and play another overtime period according to the above rules. Overtime play shall continue until there is a winning team.
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