Draft Division Updates

Dodgeball Winnipeg initially started as a draft league and even as the league expanded in the early days, draft always remained a staple division of Dodgeball Winnipeg. Draft was a major stepping stone for both of us in terms of transitioning from recreational play to competitive play and has allowed us to play alongside many different players that we may not have had the opportunity to play with otherwise. Throughout his time as the owner of Dodgeball Winnipeg, Stacy Huen took great pride in the draft division and made it feel very special for everyone who played in it. In honour of Stacy and as a thank you for everything Stacy has done for dodgeball in our city, the Draft Championship is being renamed to the Huen Cup effective this winter 2022 season and onward. The Huen Cup will be up for grabs in 2 weeks on March 27th at 6pm at EECC and will be streamed on DodgeballTTV.

In addition, there are a couple of other new draft related incentives we are offering:

Draft Referral Credits: We will be offering draft referral credits if you refer a player who has never played in our draft division before. Have the new player put your full name in the “How did you hear about Dodgeball Winnipeg?” box when they sign up and pay and you will receive a $20 Dodgeball Winnipeg credit. These credits will only be able to be used in the Shop on the website as they will be attached to your email address (they will not work when paying by etransfer). There will be no cap on the number of referrals credits you can get (so you can refer as many friends as you want) and the credits will not expire.

Stat Keeper Draws: At the end of the Winter 2022 Season, we will be doing one giant stat keeper and ball retriever draw for 2 free draft spots (1 for a stat keeper and 1 for a ball retriever). The free draft spots will be able to be used for one of the next two draft seasons (summer 2022 and fall 2022). 

Draft registration closes this coming Sunday, March 20 at 11:59pm so make sure to sign up before then! For more information on what the draft division is about, see: https://dodgeballwinnipeg.com/draft-league/

Registration for Spring 2022 Open

Registration for the spring 2022 season is now open. See the Registration page to register.

  1. Cost: $74.95/player for draft, $575/team for Recreational, and $595/team for Competitive.
  2. Individual registrations: We will be accepting registrations until Monday, March 13th in order for us to connect individual players with one another to create free agent teams for recreational co-ed divisions.
  3. Timeslots: There will be 2 timeslots per night for recreational divisions and 1 timeslot for the Sunday competitive division. These must be purchased from the Shop.
  4. Dates: See the Important Dates page for division start dates and venue information (please note that information on this page is tentative and may change).
  5. Proof of immunization/Masking: Will follow provincial health orders.
  6. Divisions: We have the following divisions with confirmed space:
    • Sundays – Bronze, Silver | Platinum | Draft League
    • Tuesdays – Bronze, Silver
    • Wednesdays – Bronze, Silver
    • Thursdays – Men’s Competitive, Women’s Competitive
      *Divisions subject to change based on the number of registered teams.

Registration closing: Registration will close Sunday, March 20th at 11:59pm with a roster submission deadline of Friday, March 24th at  11:59pm.

Vaccinations Update

As of March 1, 2022, the vaccination requirement to enter public gymnasiums is being lifted by the province.

In line with the province and after consulting with similar organizing bodies, Dodgeball Winnipeg will not be mandating vaccinations in order to participate in the league once the mandate is lifted by the Province. Going forward, we will continue to follow any public health orders put in place by the Province, the City of Winnipeg, or any requirements put in place by our gym partners.

Thank you for working with us during this unprecedented time.

 

Registration for Spring 2022

Registration for the spring 2022 season will open on Monday, February 28th.

  1. Cost: $74.95/player for draft, $575/team for Recreational, and $595/team for Competitive.
  2. Individual registrations: We will be accepting registrations until Monday, March 13th in order for us to connect individual players with one another to create free agent teams for recreational co-ed divisions.
  3. Timeslots: There will be 2 timeslots per night for recreational divisions and 1 timeslot for the Sunday competitive division. These must be purchased from the Shop.
  4. Dates: See the Important Dates page for division start dates and venue information (please note that information on this page is tentative and may change).
  5. Proof of immunization/Masking: Will follow provincial health orders.
  6. Divisions: We have the following divisions with confirmed space:
    • Sundays – Bronze, Silver | Platinum | Draft League
    • Tuesdays – Bronze, Silver
    • Wednesdays – Bronze, Silver
    • Thursdays – Men’s Competitive, Women’s Competitive
      *Divisions subject to change based on the number of registered teams.

Registration closing: Registration will close Sunday, March 20th at 11:59pm with a roster submission deadline of Friday, March 24th at  11:59pm.

A Message from Dodgeball Winnipeg

By now, most of you have probably heard the news that Dodgeball Winnipeg is now under the ownership of Colton Bertrand and Jordan Ferris. We both started playing in Dodgeball Winnipeg in 2016 and 2017 and our passion for the sport is something that has grown ever since. We have both made a countless number of friendships throughout these last few years all thanks to this sport and as a result have really grown to value the community surrounding dodgeball. We couldn’t be more excited to continue building on the amazing foundation that was laid by Stacy Huen, founder of Dodgeball Winnipeg, and look forward to growing the sport and its community at both the competitive and recreational levels.

We would like to sincerely thank Stacy for everything he has done for the sport of dodgeball in our city and beyond. Stacy was at the forefront of legitimizing the sport in Manitoba and fostered an incredible community that has resulted in many relationships that have reached further than just dodgeball. We are incredibly grateful to be given the opportunity to continue building on this path you paved. Stacy, thank you for everything you have done for the sport and the community. 

Cheers to the future of dodgeball. See you all on the court.

Winter Season Set to Begin January 27th

Thank you to everybody for your patience regarding the delays in the start of the 2022 Winter Season. At this point, the schedules are finalized, and the intention is to proceed beginning January 27th. Just as a reminder, here are the start dates (or see Important Dates page for more details).

Thursday, Jan 27
Sunday, Jan 30
Tuesday, Feb 1
Wednesday, Feb 2

Two weeks ago, we ran a survey among captains to measure the temperature of our community regarding starting the season. When we ran the survey, the significant majority of teams wanted to proceed to play. Now that another two weeks has passed, we are hopeful that number has gone up even further. At this point, we are unable to delay the season further without sacrificing games and seeing as such a significant majority wanted to proceed as of two weeks ago, we won’t be cutting games from the schedule at this point barring any further restrictions from the province.

Communication has come down from the community centres that mask rules will be stricter in the sense that if you are not participating actively in the game – you must be masked, even if you are in the gym space. This applies to ball retrievers, refs, stat keepers and spectators. Spectators will be discouraged but are allowed. We ask that everybody look out for each other to work together to reduce the risk of spread during games. This includes reducing spectators when capable at the team level, and working with our referees to help them enforce headshot and sanitization rules.

Captains, if you still have concerns about fielding a team on these start dates, please email info@dodgeballwinnipeg.com and we will be in touch.

Thank you as always for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing everyone return to play. 

Start of Winter 2022 Season Delayed to January 27th

First off, we would like to thank the community for the feedback that has been provided over the past couple of days (both via survey and direct emails to us). After consideration of this feedback, it is clear that a large segment of the community is not comfortable playing at this point in time. In addition, since originally issuing the survey, we have had gym partners announce that they are not going to be operating over the next 2 weeks. As a result, we will be pushing the season back until Thursday, January 27th. This is the latest that we can postpone the season without starting to cut games from the schedule, however as of right now, we are still looking at a full 9 game season (check the Important Dates page for game dates). Start dates for each division will be as follows:

Thursday, Jan 27
Sunday, Jan 30
Tuesday, Feb 1
Wednesday, Feb 2

The schedule will be amended over the next couple of weeks to reflect the new game dates. Any further changes to the season/schedule will be communicated closer to the season start date, if applicable.

Your continued patience and understanding is very much appreciated!