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Dodge Ball/ Battle Ball.

Updated on May 17, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

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


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