These dang drop-ins keep filling up!

Have you tried to come out to a drop-in only to find out it’s full? All hyped to play dodgeball but then have to find a different outlet for your energy?

It is frustrating, and we feel for you, we really do. The sport is exploding right now, we went from 64 members to 578 in our first year. We never had an issue with drop-ins filling up during the season before (off-season ones are a different story). We listened to your concerns, and have come up with a solution.

Tuesday drop-ins will now have pre-registration available, and we have raised the price of registering in-person to encourage people to register online in advance.

The rules surrounding it are as follows:

  1. We will only sell 18 spots to half-gym drop-ins and 36 to full-gym
  2. For Tuesday drop-ins, registration will open 6 days in advance (on the Wednesday prior)
  3. Your payment is your reservation – requesting to reserve your spot online but pay in person will not be accepted
  4. Online registration will be only $7
  5. Pre-registration will close by 5:00pm on the day of the drop-in
  6. The name of all participants will be listed on the facebook event for each drop-in
  7. If you did not pre-register, the cost will be $10
  8. This is first-come-first-serve, so register online as soon as you’re sure you want to go!

What’s up with Sunday schedules?

If you are wondering why Sunday schedules are being released one week at a time, here’s why:

Our main gym (East Elmwood Community Center) got some exciting news from the city – from January 30 – February 20 they will be closed for renovations while they get a dividing curtain, sound system, and proper sports flooring (with dodgeball lines) installed.

We currently book EECC 15 hours per week (for a total of 30 games out of the 40 that take place each week). We have been able to get gyms to cover Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (Wednesdays are unaffected).

We also have covered most of the time we need on Sundays, however still have a defecit of 2 hours February 5 and 3 hours February 12 that need to be filled.

Until we have time locked down in a suitable facility, we are unable to release the schedule as we need to keep our options open for which games can go where. Once we have secured those final bits of gym time we will release the rest of the season’s schedule.

This Sunday (January 15) is up in its entirety, and we will always make sure you have your schedule at least 72 hours prior to the game. The weekday changes will be made to the schedule and captains notified accordingly.

 

Thank you!

Winnipeg wins the bid for 2018 Nationals

Dodgeball Canada has awarded Winnipeg the national tournament for 2018. The tournament will take place in April next year.

Think you have what it takes to play at that level? Join the 2017 provincial tournament being held here in Winnipeg this February for a chance to play in the 2017 National tournament in Halifax this April.

Schedules are almost complete!

We have completed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Draft schedules. The first week of Thursday and Sunday schedules are being released today, with the rest to come throughout this week.

 

Thanks and see you all soon!

Dodgeball Winnipeg needs refs!

If you play in our league, you know that we have doubled in size every two seasons since we began. This means we are at a little bit of a shortage for referees.

The pay is $16.50/hr, you will be provided with paid training and we have shifts available as soon as the first week of January.

We are looking for assertive, confident people with experience in dodgeball and/or reffing other sports. Please contact info@dodgeballwinnipeg.com to apply.

Choose your time slot!

New for this season, we will allow up to two teams per division to choose their time slot for the season. The cost is $75 per team, and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you require (or even just prefer) playing at a certain time (or place, on nights with multiple venues) then make sure you purchase the option.

Registration is open, with some new additions!

We have opened up registration for the fall season which starts September 25th and will run 9 games in length.

Visit http://dodgeballwinnipeg.com and check it out. We have added an open division Friday nights, which will be top level competition played 5v5 with no gender minimums. We expect it to be a great place for top-level players to grow and compete against each other at the highest level.

We are also still looking for gym space on Wednesday nights, so if you know of a place that is at least 5000 sqft and $35-$50/hr please contact info@dodgeballwinnipeg.com and a let us know, if we end up booking the facility you win yourself 10% off your team registration or a free season pass to drop-ins!