Dodge Ball/ Battle Ball.
There is nothing like playing war with a dodgeball
Got some unresolved tensions?
Want to be the hit of the party?
Like shopping at Target?
Then perhaps you should try
the sport of Dodge Ball.
Invite your wife, your boss, your Mother-in-law for
some adrenaline pumping chaos.
I started two Dodge ball groups,
four and a half years ago, and it
has been extremely profitable for me.
All it took investment wise was 16
Multi-colored Leather coated nerf balls
at about s18.00 a piece, some painters tape
for a line,and some ads in the local
Community Ed magazine which they paid for.
I run a class of 1st through approximately
sixth graders, plus an adult/teen group as well.
We meet in a windowless, elementary school
cafeteria and stage elaborate battles every week.
Each player pays me five dollars for two hours
of mayhem, and I split the drop-in fees at 70/30 with the community ed program. Attendance is never a problem,
the game has been popular since the movie
was a big hit about five years ago.
I average most nights between 15 & 25 players,
and often have up to 30 kids or adults playing
in the winter semesters. That translates into
$100.00 to 150.00 collected, so I get paid to simply referee and blow a whistle and have fun
watching or playing myself.
We have devised many wild and crazy games
such as dodge ball in a completely dark room,
goofy dodge ball where you have to throw with
your left hand only, and Siamese dodge ball
where you are strapped with elastic to another
player at the wrist and have to fight as a team.
I have also set up a hero system to provide incentive to keep coming back, The last man left on either side
of the court is hailed as a hero, and he can go anywhere to take out his opponents on the other side.
If he succeeds in eliminating the 3 or 4 or
even up to eight players on the other side,
then he gets a hero point on my hero board.
The player with the most hero points at the
end of each semester, wins a hero T-shirt,
plus a free eight weeks of dodgeball.
If he wins twice he gets one of my
homemade trophies, and another 8 free weeks.
So check your area to see if there is a
dodge ball league near you, or start one
of your own. We also play co-ed dodge ball,
which lets husbands and wives battle
each other in a healthy way,
girlfriends and boyfriends or just the old
girls against guys....and often the girls win.
© 2010 Matthew Frederick Blowers III