Fall Registration is now open….with a new twist coming next season!

The moment everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived! Registration for NSD’s fall season is officially open. Men’s, women’s and coed divisions are available once again with all games being played at Armbrae Academy on Sunday nights. Registration fees will remain the same this season at $80.00 for one division and $120.00 for two divisions.


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Jim & The CF Motorcycle Canada Tour!

Most of your know who Jim Best is. He’s been part of the dodgeball community in Nova Scotia for years and although up until recently he was based out of the Annapolis Valley, you could count on him and the rest of the Valley Dodgeball crew to travel to Halifax just about anytime a tournament was held in the city. Recently Jim relocated to the HRM and finally had his chance to join NSD as a regular season player but has had to take the summer off…

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Team Maple Leaf Announced!

Last week, we were excited to announce the 2017 Team Canada roster. Today, Dodgeball Canada is proud to reveal the 2017 Team Maple Leaf rosters. The following athletes will also serve as the alternates to Team Canada.

After several months of qualifiers, trials and a National tournament in Halifax that saw over 250 of Canada’s strongest and most passionate dodgeball athletes showcase their talents, the 2017 Team Maple Leaf rosters have been decided. On behalf of dodgeball communities from across the country, we thank everyone for their passion and appreciation for the process and embracing the connections and bridges being built across Canada.

The National Team Selections Committee (NTSC) deliberated in-person on the talent being represented from coast-to-coast and have constructed a men’s and women’s alternate team adhering to the 2017 Team Canada vision, as both programs look to continue with their individual growth and development. Dodgeball Canada would like to thank the following members of the NTSC for their relentless effort, thoughtful consideration, commitment and time they’ve invested to build Team Maple Leaf.

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Team Canada Announced!

After several months of qualifiers, trials and a National tournament in Halifax that saw over 250 of Canada’s strongest and most passionate dodgeball athletes showcase their talents, the 2017 Team Canada rosters have been decided. On behalf of dodgeball communities from across the country, we thank everyone for their passion and appreciation for the process and embracing the connections and bridges being built across Canada.

The National Team Selections Committee (NTSC) deliberated in-person on the talent being represented from coast-to-coast and constructively have built a men’s and women’s team adhering to the 2017 Team Canada vision, as both programs look to capture success on home soil. At this time, Dodgeball Canada would like to thank the following members of the NTSC for their relentless effort, thoughtful considerations, commitment and time they’ve invested to build Team Canada.

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7 Tips For Better Catching in Dodgeball

So you want to be a catcher? Are you are a catcher and you want to become better at it? Here are 7 things to work on to become a better catcher in dodgeball:

1. Plant Your Feet

Moving side to side while trying to catch can be pretty difficult. Remember that time where you were trying to dodge 3 balls coming at you and you had your hands in a weird spot and somehow, a dodgeball stuck? Is this skill? No. It is impressive though! While learning to catch, plant your feet and try to focus on those balls as they come at you.

2. T-Rex Arms

Hold your arms in close to your chest with your elbows close to your sides so you are ready to snatch an incoming ball. Having your arms in the ready position will aid in grabbing that one coming straight for you.

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NSD Goes to the Sin City Shootout Tournament

Recently some Nova Scotia Dodgeball players traveled to Vegas to participate in the 11th annual Sin City Shootout. This is the largest annual LGBT sporting event in the world! This event took place January 11th – 14th and is put on but WeHo (West Hollywood) Dodgeball.

It all stated with a softball tournament in 2007. The idea was to create the best LGBTQ tournament but has since grown in size and popularity. Today it includes many different sports and they are adding new sports every year. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the Greater Los Angeles Sports Association.

This year saw the event having 25 sports including; softball, kickball, soccer, ice hockey, swimming, dodgeball, etc. There was an estimate of 9000 athletes competing in the weekend event. Most participates were from different parts of the US but some also came from Canada and Australia as well!

Dodgeball Event Facts:

  • Co-ed no sting balls (7 inch rubber balls)
  • Co-ed 8.5 rubber balls (this are definitely sting balls, trust me)
  • Women’s division (7 inch rubber balls)
  • This is the 5th year that dodgeball has been a part of the event
  • There were around 550 dodgeball players making up 90 dodgeball teams!

Jake Mason is the organizer of all things dodgeball for the Sin City Shootout. He is also the founder of WeHo Dodgeball. I asked him for his thoughts on the overall weekend and his reply is as follows:

I’m still hesitant to call it a success because I’m afraid once I do someone will come to me with some issue I didn’t know about, lol, but honestly with so many people, so many teams, refs, personalities and balls everywhere it went really, really well. We continue to grow every year and the competition gets fiercer but I’ve been happy that we’ve also been able to keep the spirit of the tournament intact as well.

I asked some players what they thought about the overall experience. Joey is a player in Nova Scotia Dodgeball and it was his first time at the event. Andrew is co-owner of Downtown Dodgeball in Toronto and has been to the Sin City shootout many times.

Joey Leblanc

Vegas was a completely different game. Rubber balls, 8 people on the court and every person was lethal. There were no weak players and I have the bruises from 8.5 sting division to prove it. It was fun to incorporate NSD’s slower, more controlled style into my matches in Vegas!

Andrew Rejano

This is my 3rd year going and my experiences keep getting better and better. I love this tournament because I love how it celebrates the diversity and caliber of all LGBTQA players. The diversity, caliber and passion of these players not only inspired me to better myself in all those aspects, but it also inspired me to do more for our own Toronto dodgeball LGBTQA community. It did so 3 years ago and still did this year! It was a blast!

Team ‘We Don’t Care Bears’ from different parts of Canada

Halifax Regional Qualifier!

Alright ladies and gents…it’s time for you to sign up for the tourney that we’re holding on February 4th! It’s the Regional Qualifier for the Team Canada tournament.

But I’m sure a lot of you are thinking….”But I don’t want to try out for Team Canada…why would I sign up?” I’m not trying out either but that doesn’t mean I can’t or shouldn’t play! In order for a tournament to work and in order for a selection committee to see who our best players are, we need actual dodgeball games to be played and we cannot play them if people haven’t signed up!

It’s $20 to play and $35 to be considered for the regional team. It’s at Armbrae Academy so it’s an easy commute for the most of us. You sign up as an individual and the teams are random so you’ll be playing with and against the best players Halifax has to offer.

“What if I make the regional team? I can’t afford or don’t have the time to travel to play at the National Tournament.” Well you’re in luck! The National Tournament will be held right here in Halifax in April! And if you play in that tournament and are selected for Team Canada, the World Championship is happening in Toronto! So really, you have no reason not to play or not to try out!

You will be required to fill out the following form in order to play as the event is being hosted by Dodgeball Canada – http://www.dodgeballcanada.org/…/HA…/p/76922647/category%3D0

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nova Scotia Dodgeball – NSD or check out the event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/353682975001036/

We’re hosting the National Championship Tournament!

“We​ ​are​ ​pleased​ ​to​ announce the selected host cities for the 2017 and 2018 National Championship Tournaments!

On December 16th, our league members were asked to submit an application to host the National Championship Tournament & Tryout for 2017, 2018 & 2019. Dodgeball Canada received expressions of interest from 10 league members across the nation, and in the end, made awards to only 2 of them. A selection committee was formulated consisting of 2 board members (Bethel Lascano & Graeme Morrison), 5 league members (Dodgeball Ottawa, Hammercity Dodgeball, Downtown Dodgeball, Dodgeball PEI and Sarnia Adult Dodgeball League) and 1 Class C Member (Alex Svetlovksy). No applications to host were from the respective provinces of each selection committee member. Their purpose was to critically review and provide scores to ultimately decide the successful applications to host. The committee was also asked to critically assess the selection process itself with hopes to improve the process for the next coming years. On December 28th, the committee met and made a decision.

For 2017, the committee decided to award Nova Scotia Dodgeball with the opportunity to host. Their proposed date is for April of 2017 in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Exact dates and venue will be confirmed soon.

For 2018, the committee decided to award Dodgeball Winnipeg with the opportunity to host in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

For 2019, the committee decided to defer the selection, suggesting that factors between now and then might result in a significant difference in both the event and the bid process itself.
We​ ​are​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​share the​ ​responsibility​ ​with​ Nova Scotia Dodgeball and Dodgeball Winnipeg​ ​in​ ​bringing​ ​our​ ​nation​ ​to​ ​Play​ ​Together​ ​once​ ​again as we celebrate dodgeball in Canada!”

The NSD Board is EXTREMELY excited to announce that we have been selected by Dodgeball Canada to host the 2017 national Team Selection Tryout her in Halifax, Nova Scotia!

We know that this will be a very long road to April when we host the best players from across Canada to show their talent, but we are ready for the challenge ahead of us.

We want to thank the selection committee who believed that we could host this event and for allowing us to showcase what Nova Scotia Dodgeball has to offer. We also want to thank every single person who had a hand in helping us with our bid to host: Corey, Steven, Jennifer, Amy, Brogan, George, Spencer, Meghan, Chilli, Lisa, Adam, Jeff, and Joey… THANK YOU!!

NSD believes that this event will not only allow us to showcase this beautiful province to the rest of the dodgeballers across the country; but it will also allow local players, who haven’t had a chance to experience dodgeball at a high skill level, to see what truly competitive dodgeball looks like.

Over the coming weeks we will be looking for sponsors and volunteers in many ways, shapes and forms. Anyone wishing to give us a hand in organizing this event, please message us on Facebook or e-mail us at info@50.116.64.25.