MISSOULA – Campus Recreation Intramural Sports at the University of Montana is bringing back dodgeball this fall. It was last offered in 2015. At its height in spring 2012, the league had 16 active teams. Intramural Sports decided to revive dodgeball because of a new staff member’s enthusiasm for the sport.
“It was my favorite intramural sport in college,” said Kristen Hoon, Intramural Sports and Youth Camps coordinator at Campus Recreation.
Men’s, women’s and co-recreational dodgeball league will begin the week of Oct. 9, and registration is due by 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Sign up is available at www.imleagues.com/umontana.
Intramural Sports student staff member Kyle Dyrud grew up playing dodgeball in elementary school and middle school, and says he’s excited to referee the league.
“Its biggest appeal is that it will bring back good childhood memories,” Dyrud said.
Plus, it has broad appeal due to the simplicity of the game.
“It’s something anyone can play,” Dyrud said. “If you can throw a ball, you can play dodgeball.”