Last night I got to watch W and K play dodgeball (and kick ass at it). It’s a community league, and is super fun to watch. Although, being an observer involves a fair bit of dodging as well!
The rate of injury is a bit unreal. I’m a roller derby fan and watch the TORD play regularly. But I swear, dodgeball is way more brutal. And it’s not even from getting hit by the ball – I saw more than a few players shake off head shots. It’s the injuries that happen while they are trying to avoid getting hit.
Twisted ankles, cuts, bruises and broken fingers. Perhaps roller derby injuries are more severe, but dodgeball injuries seem to be more frequent. Oddly enough though, they are both still really fun to watch!