ABOUT ADELAIDE DODGEBALL
Founded by Jacques Ryan (Australian Bronze Medalist 2016) and Rosie Everett (Australian Women's Silver Medalist 2015 and Bronze Medalist 2018) in 2016, Adelaide Dodgeball is South Australia’s largest Dodgeball community. We currently run adult mixed leagues in the inner North-East of Adelaide and are always looking for new locations. We prioritise developing our sports leagues to be competitive and fair for all.
Adelaide Dodgeball hosts a number of exciting events ranging from regular Newbie Nights, Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball, Halloween Dodgeball, Fundraiser Tournaments, Beach Dodgeball and regular fitness and strategic trainings for players.
Adelaide Dodgeball is a listed affiliate of the Australian Dodgeball Federation and a supporter of the World Dodgeball Federation.
THE BASICS OF DODGEBALL
EQUIP YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE
Dodgeball is has become more complex since you played it in primary school. Make sure you know the full rules before stepping on court.
The aim of the game is to eliminate all the opposition. Hit an opposing player on the full with a ball and they are out.
Catch on the full a player that attacks you and you will also get them out. Bonus: you get a player back in!
Use the ball in your hand as a shield to deflect any incoming attacks. Careful to not accidentally deflect into yourself or a teammate otherwise you can eliminate yourselves!
Keep a firm hold of your shield, if it gets knocked out your hands that is called a 'disarm' and you are out!
Each team has 6 players a side. Utilise all your members to become the best team in the league!
Everyone has a skill that can be used in Dodgeball. Are your teammates catchers, great dodgers, strong throwers or great at calling tactics? Make sure you find out!
Learn from the Adelaide Dodgeball Coaching team some of the tactics that your team can use to up your game!
Or get creative and make your own, work together on developing new calls and ways to play to reach the top!
HOW TO GET INTO DODGEBALL
Register as team or an individual for any of the upcoming seasons. Generally new teams are orientated to the game during the Grading session, and put in the lowest Division to maximise the fun in their first experience. Jump in, we promise you'll love it!
PLAY A FRIENDLY
Want to 'try before you buy'? Friendlies are the best way to play some Dodgeball before a new season has begun. We ensure each league hosts a Friendly session every week. This is slightly adapted Dodgeball rules and completely newbie friendly!
Keep an eye out for our seasonal Newbie Nights! We host these before a new season starts for all those individuals and teams looking to play amongst people that are the same experience level. Hit like on our Facebook to get notified of upcoming Newbie Nights!
Be a SUB
Our teams look for subs through out the season. They post on our online Facebook Group when there's an opening. Just simply reply to a post and the captain will be in touch with you! It's a great way to gain experience on established teams in any division!
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DODGEBALL LEAGUE
Play with the best in South Australia at the South Australian Dodgeball League (SADL). Founded in 2020, SADL is proudly supported by Adelaide Dodgeball as it's formal State pathway in developing elite athletes.
The Australian Dodgeball Federation
As an affiliate of the Australian Dodgeball Federation, we are able to supply and support local talent to train and play for the Australian Dodgeball Team who compete globally. Along with the South Australian Dodgeball League we also source the representatives of the South Australian team that competes annually at the Australia Dodgeball Championships.