University of Hartford Intramurals

768-5053 http://intramural.hartford.edu

    Outdoor  Dodgeball

 

Register at the event

Starting on Tuesday, September 20th during Happy Hour 12pm – 1pm

 

DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION & FORMAT:

            Men’s   Women’s  Co-Rec   Fraternity   Sorority

 

THE GAME

  • The game will be played between 2 teams minimum of 5 to start, maximum of 10 players.
  • Games will consist of 10 minute running. One full time out per game.
  • Games may be shortened due to time restraints.

 

Games are scheduled during Happy Hour on  Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 12pm-1pm.  All games will be played on the Al Marzook Soccer field,  located behind the Sports Center.

 

ELIGIBILITY:           Participants are subject to the Intramural Sports eligibility rules as stated in the Intramural Handbook. Teams will be allowed to add new players to their roster until the end of the regular season.

 

**Rosters will be checked throughout the season for eligibility.**

 

 

VALID ID CARDS:  Before anyone can participate, each player must present a picture identification (Hartford ID card, Driver’s license, passport, etc.) when they check in. If you have an ID problem, you must contact the Intramural Office at ext. 5053 prior to the game. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PROPER IDENTIFICATION !   Exception:  Participants will be granted only one grace if they  misplace/forgot lost their ID  and only once !  The grace will be marked by either the score sheet or the team’s roster.

 

RAIN OUTS:  If weather or field conditions are questionable, call the Intramural office at ext. 5053 or 768-5053 if you are calling from off campus. TEAMS WILL BE NOTIFIED AND GAMES WILL BE RESCHEDULED, AS TIME PERMITS !

 

 

SAFETY:

  1. Proper attire should be worn.
  2. It is forbidden to wear any object that may cause an injury or give an artificial advantage to the player, including but not limited to: head gear, jewelry (including tied rope necklaces,  earrings, nose rings, etc.), casts or braces. Taping of exposed jewelry will not be permitted. This is for your safety as well as others.
  3. Religious medallions or medical identifications must be removed from chains and taped/concealed under the uniform.
  4. Individuals are required to obtain prior approval from the Intramural Director for the use of orthopedic devices essential to protect an injury.
  5. Players/coaches bleeding or carrying blood on clothing will be prohibited from participation until appropriate measures have been administered.
  6. Any player who refuses to follow these rules may be removed from the playing area.

 

 

Official NADA rules will be observed with the following modifications:

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                                                            Summary of Dodge Ball Rules

 

  • Object of the game is to eliminate all opposing players by getting them “OUT”.  This may be done by 1) hitting an opposing player with a thrown ball below the shoulders.

2) Catching a ball being thrown by an opponent before it touches the ground.

  • 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.
  • 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 game, the team with the greater number of players remaining will be declared the winner.  In the case that there is an equal number of players remaining after regulation, the game will result in a tie.
  • 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 contestants will be supervised by a field monitor.  The field monitors 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 on their own side of the field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sportsmanship Rating

 

Good sportsmanship is a requirement of all participants.  Players and coaches are to conduct themselves properly at all times.  The IM office reserves the right to suspend or disqualify individuals or groups for unsportsmanlike conduct.  The team captain assumes full responsibility for the conduct of the team and spectators.  Unsportsmanlike conduct includes activities but are not limited to an ethical, fair, honorable individual; it consists of acts of deceit, disrespect, or vulgarity and includes taunting.

 

Each team will receive a sportsmanship rating from the official(s) and/or supervisor at the conclusion of the game.

 

1)      The officials will rate each team using the following guidelines:

 

4         (Excellent) – Maintains an excellent attitude of complete cooperation.  Full and complete support of the officials, staff and supervisor.

3         (Above Average) – Given to a team when there is no incident of poor sportsmanship.  Respect for opponents, officials, and staff.

2         (Average) – Given to a team that is beginning to show poor sportsmanship, disrespect towards officials, minor infractions are present.  Poor behavior limited to individuals, not to entire team.

1    (Below Average) – Given to a team if players, other then the captain, persist  in questioning  officials decisions repeatedly or argue with the officials and staff.  Frequent use of profane or vulgar language, players endangering the welfare of others, alcohol or drug use by players or spectators, spectators clearly related to the team fail to cooperate with the officials and staff.

0    (Poor) – Given to a team when players possess all the behaviors of a 1 rating.  In addition they disregard warning of unnecessary roughness, un-sportsman like conduct, abusive language or action, Etc.  Examples include fighting, bench clearings, ejected players for fighting, destructive or damage to IM property, no attempt of a team to control their fans and their interference in a game, striking an official or staff member.

 

 

Please read the Intramural Handbook. It is a written description of the regulations that govern the Intramural Sports Program. No matter what sport you play, these regulations govern your participation in our programs. It is imperative to the continuity of the program that all participants are aware and abide by the guidelines set forth by the Intramural Department.

 

 

 

Results will be available on the intramural board and the intramural website at http://intramural.hartford.edu