Month: September 2018

Fall begins today!

Welcome everybody to the Fall season of dodgeball!

A few quick announcements:

Drop-ins begin Tuesday at Sinclair Park CC, 7-9pm. $7 per player, or 2 for $10. You can pre-register by clicking here.

We are hosting the Summer Windup November 9th at Movado Polo Park, and would like to see everyone come out. Whether you’re new this season, played in the summer, or haven’t played in a while, come eat, drink, sing songs and mingle with your fellow dodgeballers!

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays have complete Schedules. We are working on the Thursday schedules currently.

We have put a lot of effort into getting this season up and running in a short period of time (only one week between seasons) and we want to thank everyone who made this possible! Have a great Fall season!

From our new blogger: Welcome!

I’m excited that you’re here to learn about my dodgeball experience this fall! As the newbie blogger for Dodgeball Winnipeg, I’ll be writing a post every couple weeks to share my journey with you as the season progresses. To give this post some context, my name is Cat and I have joined the Women’s league of Dodgeball Winnipeg. I have high hopes for this season; I think it’ll be a great new experience and be a lot of fun even if I’ve never played in a league before.  I hope this will give some of you, who might be interested in joining, a better idea of what to expect and maybe convince some of you to join too!

My previous dodgeball experiences can be listed off very quickly. I have played dodgeball 3 times in my adult life: I attended a DW drop-in, I played in a mini (very amateur) tournament with friends at school, and more recently attended a DW throwing workshop where I got some excellent coaching and feedback from our awesome instructor, Kahleigh. That’s it. I’ve played 3 times. But I got enough of a taste for dodgeball that after some encouragement from my brother and his dodgeball friends, I have decided to give it a shot and join the women’s league. To give you a taste of what to expect from my Dodge Blog posts once the season starts, I’m going to share the story of my first experience with Dodgeball Winnipeg.

As I said before, my previous experience with dodgeball has been fairly limited. Earlier this year, I decided to join a Dodgeball Winnipeg drop-in event the day before a casual dodgeball tournament with some friends from school. As the (perhaps overly) competitive woman that I am, I wanted to give myself an advantage over the other newbies that had signed up for the tournament. I didn’t really know what to expect but I was hopeful this training would give me the advantage I needed to carry my team to victory the following day (high, high hopes). So, I dug my old knee pads from middle school volleyball out of my closet, got my workout clothes on and drove across the city to meet my brother at this drop-in event with his dodgeball friends. I arrived at the gym for the drop-in event and had a quick crash course on how to play dodgeball and the general rules, followed by a quick warm up that consisted mostly of trying to whip the ball as hard as I could at my brother and getting nailed by a lot of his much more accurate throws. Side note: I highly recommend this for all you siblings (or friends) out there as a fairly harmless way to relieve your stress or aggression, it feels great, very cathartic! Anyway, everyone was then split into teams and I proceeded to spend the next 1.5 hours doing my best to dodge, dip, duck, dive, and dodge while occasionally actually hitting my target as I tried to throw as many balls as I could get my hands on. This is not a strategy I would recommend…if you could even call it a strategy. And it didn’t really help my team at all. But to be fair, I could barely remember all the rules and no one was expecting me to know what I was doing or be a great team player. By the end of the games at drop-in, I had to drive home with only my left hand on the wheel because my right arm was so worn out from throwing balls around for a couple hours that I could not lift it up to the steering wheel. I left with a much better understanding of how dodgeball actually works, an appreciation for how fun it can be, and a fear that my arm would be too weak to use in the tournament the next day! I started to think that just maybe this brilliant idea was poorly timed and I had handicapped myself instead of getting an advantage. Luckily, I wasn’t too sore the next day and was ready to kick ass on the court. My team didn’t end up winning that day but it was still a lot of fun and I was a much more confident team player than I would have been without my limited 2-hour experience the night before.

So, I’m excited to be joining the women’s league this season and have just as much fun. Maybe learn to play as a team and make some new friends along the way. I’ll be kicking ass on the court by the end of it!

I’ll be back with my next update when the season starts!


-Cat Brandt


For anybody wondering where we are at:

Monday schedules are complete. There were a couple schedule errors pointed out to us upon release so please give it another check over as one date in November and one in October had to be fixed.

Tuesday schedules are complete.

Wednesday schedules are complete.

Sunday schedules up to and including November 4th are complete, but the 18th and 25th are still under construction.

We will begin work on the Thursday schedules once the women’s committee has divided up the teams in Women’s division. Women’s division filled up on Wednesday and the committee begun work on the teams shortly after.


We are getting a lot of questions about the schedules.

The answer to all questions about the schedule is that it is not complete yet, we are working on it. Your team captain will be emailed when the schedule is ready for the season. Until such time as your captain receives the email, it is not final and you should disregard anything you see on the schedule page.

Why is this? Because we still have games happening during the season so we have to enter schedules into the live website. We understand it creates some confusion, but the best thing to do right now is not look at the schedule page at all until such time as your captain has been notified that the schedules are complete and confirmed.


Thank you!

Space update:

We now have room for 1 more Sunday bronze team!

Mondays are now full

Tuesdays have room for 2 more teams

Wednesdays have room for 2 more teams

We have room for individual registrants in our men’s and women’s divisions Thursdays.


We have begun work on some schedules

Since Sundays and Thursdays are full we are working on the schedules for those days right now.

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays still have space left so registration remains open. We will not begin work on these schedules until such time as they fill up or registration closes (Monday at 11:59pm).

If you want to play on Thursdays, we still have room in our Men’s and Women’s divisions for individual registrants. For more info please email

Please keep in mind that schedules are not considered final until captains are emailed. What appears on the schedule page right now is not final and may change before the season starts. Please wait for your captain to notify you that your night’s schedule is complete and confirmed before putting anything in your calendar.

Thank you!

Sundays are now full!

We have filled all the space we had booked for Sundays and Thursdays now.

We have the following space remaining:

1 team Mondays

2 teams Tuesdays

4 teams Wednesdays

Individual registrations for men’s and women’s division Thursdays are still available.