Remember the 5 D’s of dodgeball: Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive, and uh…Dodge!

  • When:07/18/2014
  • QIC: Alf
  • The PAX: Cottontail (KB), Scratch and Win, Turkey Leg, Busch (KB), Voodoo, Bessie, Hacker, Bushwood, Simba (KB), Shockhoe Bottom, Susudio, Big League Chew (KB), 49er, Hairball (KB), Geraldo, Hairband, Jelly Fish, Tackling Dummy, Young Love (KB), Good Hands, Bulldog (KB), Flutie Flakes, Donkey Kong, and Alf (Q)

Remember the 5 D’s of dodgeball: Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive, and uh…Dodge!

24 Dodger’s headed out for a little work and a little play at Kevlar.  As tweeted – fast reflexes would be rewarded.

The Thang:

Mosey out of lot, circle back to pick up Shockhoe Bottom, head out the front of the church for a change of COP location from the norm.

  • Merkins x 20 IC
  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Slow Squats x 25 IC
  • IW x 20 IC
  • Mountain Climbers x 20 IC
  • Hold plank at 6″

The Thang:

Partner up, size and speed do not matter.

  • P1 runs clockwise over perimeter of church parking lot, P2 runs counterclockwise.
  • When they meet out on the road, stop for 50 total team merkins
  • Each partner returns the way they came, when they meet back at the front of the church complete 50 total team sit-ups.

Mosey back to school track

All P1’s on one side of cones and P2’s on the other facing the wooden fence for The Beast’

  • Run down the line, drop for 6 Merkins at each rubber ball on the field, turn and do the same on return (36 total merkins)
  • Repeat with 6 deck squats at each station

Exercise Dodgeball

  • P1’s vs. P2’s
  • Round 1:  12 wiffle balls and 3 rubber kick balls lined up down the middle.  Hit a guy above the waist he does 10 burpees, below the waist 10 merkins.  If your ball is caught do 10 merkins.  If you hit a guy in the head, you do 30 burpees.  After exercise continue in the game.
  • Round 1 – 5 mins
  • Round 2 – change rules to if hit or someone catches your ball do 20 LBC’s – 5 mins
  • Round 3 – Elimination round, if your ball is caught or you are hit, move off to the side and plank until game is over.

Circle up in parking lot for 40 flutters in honor of Cotton Tail’s birthday.  I think that is a slightly smaller number than if we did flutters for each one of his children.


So we played a much gentler version of dodge ball at F3 Dads last week when Dolphin mentioned he once played with wiffle balls and burpees, and it was a good time.  Don’t ask me why I listen to a guy who finds enjoyment in regularly running 50+ miles, in a row and on purpose.

What better place do have it out than the fields of #F3Kevlar.   Going into the morning I was a bit concerned Tiger Rag, whose thankless job of “I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night” level legal counsel and disclaimer overlord would raise a questionable brow at such an activity.  By go time – no TR and no one else seemed interested in slowing the shenanigans, even Young Love, and he is a legit attorney.  If he agreed what could go wrong?  Plus with a 30 burpee penalty for face shots, any true disfigurement should be limited.  No penalty leveled for shots to the junk because a) you need to learn to protect your business and b) that’s funny.  I think everyone satisfactorily protected themselves.  While no immediate injuries there may be some sore elbows and shoulders, and a need for 1 or 2 Tommy John surgeries.

Speaking of Young Love, he was the last man standing on his side during elimination round, but couldn’t withstand the salvo delivered from the remaining 3 guys on the other side.  It was still hazy in the early morning daylight, but I recall it looked something like this: Sgt Elias in Platoon

Cobains to Susidio who was the first to take a head shot, from YHC, and we were on the same team.  Hopefully it doesn’t leave a mark.  YHC did complete the 30 burpee penalty.

Happy 40th Birthday to Cottontail and thanks for the great send off.


  • F3 Dads tomorrow – Busch on Q.
  • F3 Dad’s camp still has openings – sign up
  • Mud run sign ups continue – get on it.

Always an honor to lead out there.



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Hair Band
9 years ago

Solid beatdown and a fun way to get it.

Although I realized how long its been since throwing a wiffle ball because they lobbed up and came down like a feather, most of the time in Scratch & Win’s hands for me to get the penalty.

I did see Hacker get nailed in the face one time, hopefully he is not seeing stars still, not sure who nailed him though.

Nice job all around Alf.

Reply to  Hair Band
9 years ago

Nice Q, Alf. I’m learning posting at Kevlar undoubtedly involves getting soaked and covered in grass damp grass. It brought back memories of gym class…before I knew what a burpee was.

Glad to see I wasn’t the only one tossing whiffleballs outside the strike zone. I think the aforementioned headshot came from an Englishman. Blame it on the pre-KB?

9 years ago

Thanks for the call out Hairball. Yes it was me who nailed Hacker in the grill but at least he was not on my own team. Getting clocked by your own team mate from 2 yards would hurt much more. Susudio had a sweet wiffleball tatoo going on at chic fil a! Nice Q Alf!

Young Love
9 years ago

Despite the odds, I thought I was going to win. The Force was flowing strong, I was feeling it. Then I threw the ball at Good Hands…who lived up to his name, caught it and got me out.

Other than that, I remember it exactly as Platoon captured it on video. Exactly.

Good Hands
9 years ago

Young Love, if not for the perfect strike you threw, I would not have caught it, so at least take solace in that. Much better than all of my throws. Took me a while to figure out that the harder you try to throw a whiffle ball, the worse it makes you look. Great Q Alf!

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