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
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Prancer – 1st Place – Coed
L-R: Joey LeBlanc, Colin Kelly, Amy MacNeil, Steven Cook, Jacky Darling, Kevin Hughes, Rob Adshade, Mikael Tardiff
Missing: Genesis Santos
Team Sugar Cookie – 1st Place – Men
L-R – Colin Kelly, Brodie Champion, Joey LeBlanc, Steven Cook, Matt Ayyash, Trevor Savory, Davey Dow, Corey Oickle, Anthony Skerry
It’s the last regular game of the season, folks! Man, did this season ever go by quickly. Just a reminder that we do have our end of season tournament on Saturday, December 17th so if you are unable to make it, please let one of the NSD Board Members ASAP so we can arrange subs for you!
We wanted to find out why some of our players love this game so much, enjoy! For players who do not have a picture below, simply click on their name to see their Nova Scotia Dodgeball player profile!
It’s already December! Where has the season gone? We’re closing in our the end of our Fall Season with only two regular season games left and our full day end of season tournament on Saturday, December 17th! Please make sure your calendar is free from 10-6pm to take part in the tournament! If you are unable to play, please let us know as soon as possible as we will be arranging the subs to ensure the teams are as fair as possible.
Continue reading “December 4th Team Lineups!”
COED DIVISION – 5:00PM – 6:30PM
Team 1 v. Team 2
Team 3 V. Team 4
|Team 1||Team 2||Team 3||Team 4|
MENS DIVISION – 6:30PM – 8:00PM
|Team 1||Team 2|
New posts will happen bi-weekly on or around Thursday/Friday so check back and read up on the game we all love! On to the new post!
Now that we know the different positions on a dodgeball court (mentioned in the last post) we can now focus on the strategy that goes into these positions. We will go over basic strategies and what you need to know to be the best in each position while on the court.
Before we get to the team lineups for Sunday, we are calling on all subs! As there is a tournament in Quebec this weekend, we will be down a number of our usual players. Anyone that is interested in sparing for us, contact Jennifer directly as she will be running NSD on Sunday and will make sure all teams are as fair as possible.