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D.A.

DRulesandRegulations
TheCourt&Equipment:
Thefullcourtis60'X30',splitintotwo30'X30'sides.Eachsidewillhaveafiringline10'backfrom thecenterline.Theareabetweenthetwofiringlinesisconsideredtheneutralzone. Eachsidewillhavea3'X12'queue,2'3'fromthesideline,allowingroomfortheofficialstomove freely. 6regulation(8.5)rubberdodgeballswillbeusedforeachgame.

PlayerGuidelines:
Eachteammayconsistofupto14registeredplayers. Duringplay,eachteammustbewearingmatchinguniforms(i.e.samecoloredshirts) Teamsmayconsistofanymixofmaleorfemaleplayers 7playersfromeachteammayplayatonce;substitutionsareprohibitedduringgameplay

Gameplay:
Allballswillstartonthecenterlineandallplayersarelinedupontheirrespectivefiringlines. Thegamebeginsatthesoundoftheofficial'swhistle;allretrievedballsmustpassthroughtheneutral zoneandcrossthefiringline(viapassorcarry)beforebeingthrown.Youwillnotbecalledoutforyour footcrossingthecenterlineduringthestart.Kickingtheballisnotallowed.Aneliminationwithout firstcrossingthefiringlineisconsideredvoidandthethroweriseliminated GladiatorRule:3minutesaftertheopeningwhistle,anofficialwillblowthewhistle3times,signaling thestartofGladiator.Atthispointplayersmaychargeasfarastheopposingteamsfiringline. Agameisonlyfinishedwhenallplayersontheopposingteamareout. Thecaptainsfromtheondeckteamswillstand5offofcentercourtandwillrefthegame. Theteamsondeckwillretrievetheballsandsetthemonthebacklineortossthemtoawareplayers.Do notthroworrolltheballspasttheteam.Retrievetheballslikeyouwouldlikethemretrievedforyou. Ballsfromthesidelineshouldberolledinwheretheyrolledacrossthesideline.

Elimination:
Wheneliminated,aplayermustleavethecourtquicklyandstandinhis/herrespectivequeueintheorder whichhe/shewaseliminated,thefirstbeingclosesttothecorner. Playerscalledoutmustlineupinthequeueintheorderinwhichtheywereeliminated. Aneliminationoccurs: Whenanypartofaplayer'sbodyorclothingishitwithaliveball. Whenanypartoftheplayer'sbodytouchesthegroundontheopponentsfieldofplay. Whenaplayercrossesthesidelinesorendlinenotdodgingaball,unlesshe/sheiscarriedby momentumfromacatch. Youoryourteammatemaystepoutoftheendlineorsidelinetocatchaballthathashithis/her teammate. Youmaynotstepoutofboundstomakeadirectcatch. Playermaynotretrieveballsoutsidethecourtboundarie Whenadefendingplayercatchesaliveball. Acleancatchisdefinedasbeingcaughtwithnoobstruction(i.e.anotherball,player,orground). Playersmayuseaballtoblockathrowprovidedthattheymaintaincontroloftheball.Droppingofa

blockerballwillresultinanelimination. Blockedballsaredeadballs. Ballsareallconsidereddeadafterhittinganyobstruction(aplayer,anotherball,ground). TwoPlayerSway:Uponmakingacleancatchaneliminatedplayermyreenterthegameintheorderin whichtheywereeliminated.Playerscaughtcominginoutofturnwillbeeliminatedfortheremainder ofthegame. Theplayerwillnotbecalledoutforgoingoutofthesidelinesorbacklineiftheyaregoingtocatcha ballthathasalreadyhitthem. AllSafe:Whenaballhitssomeoneandateammatecatchestheballbeforeithitstheground.Nooneis out. Aplayer,spouse,girlfriend,friendstandingonthesidelinewatchingtheirteamplaymaynotreverse directionofanyballrollingparallelwiththesideline.Doingsowillresultinthatteamlosingaplayer onthecourt. Youmaynoteliminateaplayerbytappingthemwiththeball,itmustbethrown. Theballcannotbestrippedfromanopposingplayershands.

Enforcement&Infractions:
Anofficial'scallisfinal. Acallcanonlybereversedbyunanimousdecisionofofficialswhenamidgamediscussioniscalled. Ifyoucrossthecenterlineduringagametoharassorthreatenanotherplayer,youwillsitoutthenext10 games. Ifyoucrossthecenterlinetwiceinaseason,youwillsuspendedfortheremainderoftheseason. Stalling/ExcessiveHolding Ifanofficialdeemsthataplayerorteamisstallingorexcessivelyholdingaball,theywillreceivea 15secondwarningtothrowtheball.Afterthegiven15seconds,theball(s)willbestrippedand giventotheopposingteam. Ifbothteamsareguiltyofstalling,allballswillbestrippedandlineduponthecenterline. Anyteamwithall6ballsontheirrespectivesidewillhave5secondstomoveatleastoneballtothe opposingside.Failuretoheedthe5secondrulewillresultinalltheballsbeinggiventotheopposing side. Kickingofballsatanytimeisprohibitedandwillresultinoffendingplayerbeingcalledout.Theonly timekickingaballwillnotresultinanoutisifitisatap,justtorolltheballtootherside. Badsportsmanshipwillnotbetolerated.Thisincludes,butisnotlimitedtoo: Foullanguage Throwingaballoutofturn Arguingwithanofficial Infractionsarebasedontheofficial'sdiscretion.Warningwillbecalledfirst.The1stofficialinfraction willdisqualifyplayerfromhis/hernextgameand2ndwilleliminateplayerfromallthatday'sremaining games.A3rdinfractionwilldisqualifytheplayerfortheremainderoftheseason. Harassingorthreateningarefwillresultina20gamesuspension. Theboardreservestherighttoreviewunsportsmanlikeconductandmakeadecisionpertainingto disciplinaryactionatalaterdate.