As a postmodern return to those innocent childhood activities that kept us entertained as well as fit, dodgeball has been making a huge resurgence for adults as a workout and a social activity. With a low initial fitness level required, dodgeball allows anyone to compete with the best. The competition can get fierce, but that hasn't stopped many dodgeballers from finding love on the court. With a nonprofit focus tied closely to Los Angeles Recreation and Parks, the World Dodgeball Society has leagues in West Hollywood, Echo Park, Westchester, West L.A., Silver Lake and Long Beach. If you are still worried about coming off as being uncoordinated or uncool, never fear. Most participants begin with absolutely no game but after a few skirmishes start to emerge as real devils on the field. As they say, great dodgeballers are made, not born.
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