Institute for Psychology Dodgeball Tournament 2024

What is this about?

We are organizing an interdepartmental dodgeball tournament for the different units of the Institute for Psychology of Leiden University. All units are invited to register a 6-player team.

Approximate schedule

  1. 15:45–17:30 Dodgeball tournament
  2. 17:30–18:00 Drinks
  3. 18:00–21:30 BBQ

Note: At the request of the Director of Education, we have changed the starting time from 15:00 to 15:45 to allow staff members to attend part of the faculty Education Day.

Location of the tournament

Tournament design

The tournament will have a round-robin design. Each team will compete against all other teams once, with the winner being the team that wins the most games. The number of rounds will depend on the number of registered teams. Assuming that 9 teams register, there will be 9 rounds with one team having no game each round. We expect some members of the non-playing team to referee the matches being played.

Who are eligible to participate?

Participation is open to teams consisting of 6 employees from the various units of the Institute for Psychology. Each unit can register only one team. If not all units register a team, we may open up another round of registration.

If you cannot find enough enthusiastic colleagues to form a team with, you can also register as an independent player. The organizers will then place you in a team.

What does it cost to register?

Participation is free to all players, this includes the BBQ afterwards. However, it does not include drinks, which can be purchased from the USC cafeteria or BYO.

Questions that you might have

Why dodgeball and not volleyball or soccer or [insert sport]?

Whereas volleyball or soccer require specific practice before actually being able to meaningfully contribute to your team, dodgeball is a very low-threshold sport that only requires basic hand-eye coordination and the ability to throw a ball. This makes it a perfect sport for everyone to contribute.

Isn’t dodgeball injury-prone?

No. We will use soft, 22 cm foam balls that do not hurt when being hit and can do no damage with normal play.

What if I have specific dietary requirements?

We will serve a variety of food, including vegan and vegetarian foods. You can indicate your vegan or vegetarian preference during registration.

I have another question

If you have any questions that are not answered on this information page, feel free to send an email to Roy de Kleijn: