I remember fondly playing dodgeball in the front yard. We’d divide the front yard in half with a long handle of a rake or push broom. Divide into 2 teams. We’d get 2 nerf balls (you gotta love nerf balls), and give 1 to each team. Teams were like 3 per side, so we did the 3 hit rule. You had 3 hits before you were out. Out was the front steps where you waited to get back in. If someone on your team caught the ball you’d go back in. The winner was the first to force all the other players out on the other team. That’s how we played it in Rochester, NY.
Original author: Bill H-K [e-mail]