Think back to your favorite activity in gym class.
No, not the one with the giant, colorful parachute.
We’re talking, of course, about dodgeball.
Dodgeball is an intensely competitive game of skill, elusiveness, and a little bit of luck. And while it used to be played routinely in schools across the country, it’s becoming less and less of a staple among youngsters due to a variety of different factors.
However, that doesn’t mean the game has gone away completely. In fact, in many ways it’s growing even bigger and better than ever before. Indoor trampoline parks have become the ideal arena for exciting, high-flying dodgeball games the likes of which the game’s founding fathers never could have envisioned.
At Rebounderz in Grand Rapids, our facility features a state-of-the art battleground that is perfect for a brand new twist on the game known as “Air Dodgeball.”
The basic rules of the game are very similar, though you’ll obviously add a lot more bounce to your dodging, ducking, dipping, and diving. In this blog, we’ll be giving you a rundown about all things Air Dodgeball, from the rules to the safety precautions to the growth of the game itself. We’ll also leave you with a few tips and tactics that you can use the next time you head to a Rebounderz trampoline park nearest you.
Let’s dive (and dodge, and dip, and duck) right in, shall we?
For starters, let’s take a glance at some of the very basic rules when it comes to dodgeball, whether you’re playing on the ground or in the air. Of course, you will start with two distinct teams, though the amount of people on each team will vary based upon your particular group. It could be as little as two-on-two, or it could be full on mayhem with 10-vs-10. The choice is yours, and the more people you have the funner the game tends to be.
Much like with all team sports, sportsmanship and honor are heavily encouraged. As are communication, fitness, strategy, and of course teamwork.
In order to win the game, your team has to have the last man standing, so to speak. That means you have eliminated all of the opposing team’s players by either pegging them with the ball or catching their throw attempts.
Here are a few more rules and guidelines to keep in mind:
When it comes to safety, you should be attentive and aware of your surroundings at all times. Furthermore, as dodgeball is a high-speed, high flying game that can be played at trampoline parks, you must be sure you fill out and sign your liability waiver before you step foot on the trampolines. You can learn more about the general safety precautions we take at Rebounderz here.
Air Dodgeball, otherwise known as dodgeball played at indoor trampoline parks, has revolutionized and revitalized the sport of dodgeball itself. By adding that extra extreme element of jumping on a trampoline, Air Dodgeball has breathed new life into the game and made it that much more enjoyable.
In fact, Air Dodgeball courts are popping up at indoor trampoline parks all across the country, making for the perfect fun-filled activity for team bonding, birthday parties, or just simple day outings with family or a group of friends.
There is even an international league known as the Ultimate Dodgeball Championship, which takes place at indoor trampoline parks and brings together the best and most competitive players from across the globe.
Now that you’re fully aware of the game, how it’s played, and where you can play, it’s time to hit the playbook and study up. By learning a few new strategies, tips, and tricks, you can ensure that you’ll become the most feared dodgeballer in Grand Rapids. Here are a few pointers to help you beef up your game:
Indoor trampoline parks are the perfect battlegrounds for high-stakes dodgeball games. So, grab your group of friends, divide into teams, head for your local Rebounderz in Grand Rapids, and let the games begin.