Campus Cup is Upon Us

Campus Cup is right around the corner! Below are some tips and things to look forward to during this crazy weekend long dodgeball tournament. For those of you who don’t know what Campus Cup is, it’s a university-wide tournament open to all students, staff, and alumni spanning the weekend of the 23 – 25th. There are three different divisions based on skill and competitiveness,

  • Division A is the most Competitive and will be played primarily in the Tuckey. These teams really show how you can have fun and play hard at the same time!
  • Division B is where teams like to have fun, but also have a competitive streak. This is where most teams you will find in Lister will be playing.
  • Division C is where the teams that haven’t played a lot of dodgeball play but just enjoy the game!

The winner of each division also gets a Tab at RATT!

Warming Up

Throughout the weekend, your team will play multiple games in a short period of time, so we want to remind you of some ways to make sure you’re taking care of your bodies.

  • First and foremost, you want to make sure you are warming up properly before games, keeping in mind that you will be throwing lots, and your arm will get sore so take it slow.
  • If you have two games back to back, don’t ice your body or take painkillers between games and stay warm until a long break or the end of the day. Icing your body can tense up muscles and contribute to injury so save the ice for long breaks.
  • For shaggers, make sure you take care of your hips and knees. After a couple games in a row, they could get bruised so make sure you are using knee pads and icing your body accordingly.

Pacing Yourself

Another tip is that you should pace yourself on and off the court! This is a marathon, not a sprint and if you get a little too crazy during the after dodgeball fun, it could really affect how enjoyable the games are the next day.

Other Tips

  • If you have any free time, we would suggest watching the A division games. They play at a very high level but it also shows how teams can still have fun while trying to win! If you are wanting to learn more about how to play, then these teams are perfect to watch and learn from.
  • Campus Cup is the perfect time to try new things that you have never tried before. Try dodging different directions, try stepping up to shag if you are a thrower or anything else that you have seen someone do that you wanted to try.
  • Another fun thing to check out is the hardest throw competition. There will be a cage and a speed gun measuring the speeds of all the hardest throwers around, try and win to get a tab at RATT. Or just beat your friends for bragging rights!

Authors: Adam Bowie & Dylan Boryskiewich

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