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<strong>The World Dodgeball Society is taking a nostalgic, carefree approach to the sport.</strong>

The World Dodgeball Society is taking a nostalgic, carefree approach to the sport.

The World Dodgeball Society (WDS), the premier co-ed sports and social organization based on nostalgia and camp of the ’80s, will kick off its first summer season with two open-gym practice sessions on Monday, July 18 and Monday, July 25 at Long Beach Futsal, 2953 Obispo Ave.
“Everyone has memories of playing dodgeball as a kid, whether fond or not so fond,” said Michael Costanza, founder of WDS. “We want to remind people of a simpler time— before careers and college— when the only thing you had to worry about was whether to wear your Air Jordans or Converse with your legwarmers.”
No experience or sign-up is necessary. Those interested may just show up to play with WDS’s soft no-sting balls. New-to-dodgeball players can learn the rules and practice their skills at these open-gym sessions for $5 for a two-hour session in an indoor facility from 8pm to 10pm.
The open-gym sessions will eventually lead to an official league season that lasts nine to ten weeks, with each team carrying a roster of 14 to 20 people (with a minimum amount of females).
Full teams are encouraged to sign up in advance, but individuals can sign on at any time as a loner or with friends. The cost for the season is $55 per person, which includes weekly 50-minute games and a league T-shirt.
For more information and to register, visit

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Local gym hosting dodgeball games for adults