Co-Ed Dodgeball League Launches in Long Beach
2011-07-13 · By Editor
The World Dodgeball Society (WDS), the premier co-ed sports and social organization based on nostalgia and camp of the 80s, kicks off their first summer season with two open gym practice sessions on July 18th and July 25th at Long Beach Futsal!
“Everyone has memories of playing dodgeball as a kid, whether fond or not-so-fond,” said Michael “Handsome” Costanza, founder and self-appointed grand poobah, World Dodgeball Society. “We want to remind people of a simpler time – before careers and college – when the only thing you had to worry about was whether to wear your Air Jordans or Converse with your legwarmers.”
No experience or sign -up is necessary. Just show up to play with World Dodgeball Society’s soft no-sting balls. New-to-dodgeball players can learn the rules and practice their skills at these open gym sessions for $5 for a two hour session in an indoor facility from 8-10pm.
The open gym sessions will eventually lead to an official league season which lasts nine to ten weeks, with each team carrying a roster of 14-20 people (with a minimum amount of girls). Full teams are encouraged to sign up in advance but individuals can sign on at any time as a loner or with friends. The cost for the season is $55 per person, which includes weekly 50-minute games, a sweet league t-shirt and the chance to meet some awesome people.
WDS also offers leagues throughout California, Illinois, Maryland and New York, on varying weeknights, for both beginners and hardcore players, all followed by the opportunity to socialize with fellow players at after-hour spots.
For more information and to register, please visit: World Dodgeball Society website.
All Long Beach games are played at the Long Beach Futsal (2953 Obispo Ave. Signal Hill, CA 9075).
About World Dodgeball Society
The World Dodgeball Society was created out of a love of nostalgia, bringing folks together, helping and bettering the community, and of course to party. We are unifying the world of dodgeball one nut shot at a time. Aside from our weekly games, league nights and open gyms, we host themed tournaments, Junior High Dance Party Re-enactments, 4-Square Championships, and much more. We play for FUN and pride ourselves on our lightheartedness and fair play and our motto is “Winning is for losers.” Come play with our balls, but remember to play nice.