Dodge Blog

Nov12

Beyond the Opening Rush: Return of the Nerd

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Thanks to dodgeball, I rediscovered my inner nerd. Given that I did my undergrad degree in Astrophysics and English Literature,…

Oct29

Beyond the Opening Rush: Paths that Crossed

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Someone once posted on the VDL Facebook group page that (and I paraphrase) VDL is like Fight Club. He recognized…

Oct17

Beyond the Opening Rush: Dodgeball’s Jekyll and Hyde

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One season, I ended up playing on Don Tran’s team. A few weeks in, he remarked to me: “You know,…

Oct03

Beyond the Opening Rush: “What’s your first time like?”

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There’s a magic to dodgeball. I could have had the grossest day: sleep deprivation, demanding boss, cranky customers, traffic jam…then…

Apr09

Dodge Safe #13: Neck Stretches

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Have you ever been hit in the head by a dodgeball unexpectedly? While reffing? While sitting on a bench? Or…

Mar09

Dodge Safe #12: The “Core” to a Stronger Throw

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One of the keys to possessing a fast and powerful throw is to have rotator cuff strength; the other key…

Feb23

Dodge Safe #11: Can’t quite put my finger on it –

Part 2

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Warning: Graphic images ahead In a previous post, the topic of finger sprains was discussed. As it is quite a…

Feb10

Dodge Safe #10: Protect Your Knees!

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The gamesmanship of dodgeball has evolved over the past several seasons. In both upper and lower tiers, players are looking…

Dec01

Schrödinger’s Catch #6: Season Finale

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You folks submitted some awesome responses to my column last week, and yours truly couldn’t be happier! Here’s the last…

Nov15

Schrödinger’s Catch #5

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You folks submitted some awesome responses to my column last week, and yours truly couldn’t be happier! Here’s the next…