Change the definiton of the Legitimate Attempt Zone

Rule Proposal by Zach Bachner

Change the definiton of the Legitimate Attempt Zone (LAZ).

From: “a step and a lunge in any of the 3 dimensions.”

To: “The current catching player’s maximum fullbody reach at the time of the ball’s arrival.” …essentially, a circle around the catching player with a radius of roughly 3 feet.


There have been many around the league proposing new rules to speed up the pace of the game. Nothing slows the game down more than when both teams continuously solo throw just to kill the clock. This rule would require stronger and more precise throws or else there would be an opportunity for a catch by the opposing team.

This rule would present more ooportunites for catchers and throwers to shine, resulting in a more enjoyable game to play and watch. There is also a likely possibility that this rule can cause games to have a higher point total on average. We could see exciting games ending in a score of 5-4 rather than 1-0.

Author: Zigmister

DePaul Dodgeball #68 & NCDA Director of Officiating

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.