Rosters will be limited to 7 players. Only 6 players will be allowed on the floor during a game. The 6 players that start the game must be the 6 players that finish the game.
The game may be played indoors. The court will be marked with boundaries and a neutral zone. A player may not throw a ball or be eliminated while inside the neutral zone.
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 LIVE thrown ball.
Catching a LIVE ball thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground.
If a ball hits the floor, another ball, another player, official or any other item before hitting a player, that player is not out. A player must be hit directly to be called out.
If a player catches a ball before it hits the ground, the player that threw the ball is out and the team that caught the ball gets to bring back a player that has been eliminated. Players will be brought back into the game in the order that they were eliminated.
During play, all players must remain within the boundary lines. Players may leave the boundaries through their end-line only to retrieve stray balls. They must also return through their end-line. If a player steps outside the boundaries, other than the end-line, the player is called out. If a player is hit while retrieving stray balls the player is still in the game.
Game begins by placing 5 dodgeballs 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. Once a ball is retrieved it must be taken behind the neutral zone before it can be legally thrown.
The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players will be declared the winner.
In order to reduce stalling, a violation will be called if a team in the lead controls all 5 balls on their side of the court for more than 10 seconds. If a player holds a ball for more than 10 seconds then that player is called out.
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