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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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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.

Adding Strategy To A Dodgeball Game

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.

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Team Lineups – April 3

Game 1 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Team 1 v. Team 2
Games 2 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Team 3 v. Team 4
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National Dodgeball Festival
As we head into Spring that means only one thing….the National Dodgeball Festival in Barrie, Ontario! This is the 3rd year that NSD will send players to compete against the best dodgeball players in Canada and we couldn’t be more excited.

To help fund the players that will be attending, NSD has been running a number of small fundraisers to reduce the cost for each of the individual players. We’ve already completed two rounds of 100 Squares and both Kevin Hughes & Adam Durling won $250! Kevin was gracious enough to donate his winnings back to us and Adam donated back $50! Our third round of 100 Squares should be posted online within the next couple of days!

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On Monday we launched our third fundraiser – an online auction! Items have been donated from players and supporters and will be posted on our facebook page for the next week. Whoever bids the highest on the item, wins! Feel free to check it out on our facebook page!


Playoffs

We’ve had to postpone the date of our end of season playoffs to accommodate our players that are taking part in the Team Canada tryouts in association with Dodgeball Canada. Our playoffs now take place on Saturday, May 7th!

If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible as we will be arranging spare players for the playoffs to ensure equal skill among the teams.


Kick N’ Balls Dodgeball Tournament

Have you registered for the Kick N’ Balls Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, April 16th in support of Nova Scotia Dodgeball and Victory Taekwondo?

Time is running out! Register today!

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