Story by: Aleks Bomis
Maybe you’re interested in playing a game or sport that’s devoid of all the drills and practices. It could be that you’re trying to recapture a memory from your youth. Maybe you’re just looking for activity where “upside your head” is heard frequently.
It’s okay, you can be honest. You’re among friends.
Anyway, chances are that if you’re on this website, you like the idea of dodgeball. This is good. This usually leads to the idea of joining the school intramural league, with their padded foam balls and their no head shot rule.
This is bad. Forget that garbage, there’s a better alternative: us.
There are three big advantages that the NCDA has over any intramural league, any so-called “pro” league out there, and pretty much everything else.
1 – It’s real dodgeball. 8.5” cheap rubber playground balls that bounce off harmlessly are the weapon of choice. You’re playing with a huge number of friends. And yes, you can hit people in the face if you can swing it.
2 – It’s by college kids, for college kids. No one’s trying to make a buck, there’s no big legislating body issuing bylaws or any of that nonsense, this is about getting together to play people you don’t know and don’t feel bad about smacking around a bit, then possibly hanging out with them afterwards.
3 – It’s a chance for leadership. This sounds silly, but running a sport club shows you’re able to handle financials, personality conflicts, delegation, and all those other things that employers want an employee to be able to do. Dodgeball can actually pad your resume if done right.
All colleges and universities are eligible for membership. All you have to do is register as a student group at your school, find a bunch of people who like to play, and let us know you exist. We’ve got plenty of teams interested in meeting up for a game. Put it together and you could start something big at your school. Check out some of our video clips to get a better idea of what we’re about. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
So get in touch with us already, either to say you’re good to go or to ask some questions. And if you’re not gonna do that, at least forward this to a friend who’d be interested. The national tournament is in April and the more the merrier!