Remember the 8 Rules of Dodgeball
1. Stay behind and let your team mates get the balls, unless you’re really fast. If nobody on your team is fast, then let the other team get the balls and just stay back and try to dodge and catch. If you and your team do get them, then roll the extras back to your side so the enemy won’t get them.
2. Once you get a ball, hold on to it until the other team’s best players have thrown theirs, then go up and throw it at some of the people who are not as good. Get the average throwers out first so there are less distractions. If you are a bad thrower, just catch them as they get thrown at you.
3. While getting ready to throw, stay crouched low to the ground and start to sort of gallop or bounce towards the line that divides the two sides. This will help you gain power for the throw. If they throw a ball at you while going towards the middle line, crouching and bouncing up to the line will help you dodge it because you are ready to move quickly and you will be a smaller target. This will make it harder for them to hit your body and when they throw it, it will be towards your head and therefore easier to dodge because instead of moving your whole body you will just have to move your head. And, also, in some games of dodgeball, throwing at the head doesn’t count!
4. To catch a ball, let it come to you, don’t go to it. Let it come to your chest and when it is about two feet from you start to bring your hands up to catch it. By the time it hits your chest your hands should be there to make sure that it has nowhere else to go. This should make sure that you catch it.
5. When dodging, always be ready to jump, as they will most likely go for your feet. TRY AS HARD AS YOU CAN TO STAY ON YOUR FEET. If you fall down it may look cool but it leaves you a sitting duck for attacks.
6. Practice jumping, throwing, and moving…the essential ingredients to becoming a good dodge ball player.
7. Think of the game as war. Pretend that you are fighting for your life and you are facing your greatest rival.
8. Don’t move if someone throws a ball at you! Sometimes, it will miss and you can catch it. The oldest trick in the book is to deliberately throw it a little far off from the target, hoping that the person will go in that direction.
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