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 on or below the shoulders. (A player who intentionally gets hit in the head is also considered “OUT”)
- Catching a ball Thrown by your opponent before it touches the ground.
- If a player is knocked out but has already thrown a ball, that ball is live.
- A deflected ball can be caught, in which case the player who was hit is not OUT and the player who threw the ball is.
The Game begins by placing six dodgeballs along the centerline. 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 possessed by a player who has one foot established on or behind the 3 meter line before that ball can be thrown.’ The first team to legally eliminate all opposing players will be declared the winner.