FAQ's Gemini Glow in the Dark Dodgeball Tourney 

FAQ's for the NTC Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball Tournament 

The inaugural NTC Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball Tournament happens Friday, September 24, 2021 from 6:30-9PM at Gemini Middle School. Keep reading for answers to frequently asked questions.

When is the date of the event and what time does it start?
Friday, September 24th from 6:30PM to 9PM.

Where is the event located?
Gemini Middle School in the Gold Contest Gym. Enter the building through the main entrance (Door 13)

Who is able to participate?
This event is for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Gemini students ONLY. Every participating student must pre-register with a valid Gemini ID# and show that ID when checking in on the day of the tournament. 

ANYONE (students from other schools, family, community members, etc.) may attend the event as a walk-in registrant.

How much does it cost?
The price of admission is $10 per participating student and includes the following:
    1. Event T-Shirt
    2. Minimum of 5 Dodgeball Games (2 minutes each)
        (Championship teams will play a maximum of 15 games)
    3. Trophies for the winning team
    4. MVP medal (one per grade - if selected)
    5. Bragging rights for next year

ANYONE may attend the event as a walk-in registrant for $2.

Do I need to pre-register?
Participating Gemini students should visit www.nilesteencenter.com by WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th and complete the online registration form. Space is limited and registration will be guaranteed (with full payment) on a first-come, first-served basis. No participating student registrations will be processed on the day of the event. 

Non-participating adults and students do not need to pre-register.

How do I pay?
Complete parent permission waiver and teammate request form and drop off with $10 payment (cash only) at the Niles Teen Center located at 373 Golf Mill Center, Niles. We are inside Golf Mill Mall off of Greenwood Rd. (Down the street from Gemini) Enter the mall through entrance 6 and the Teen Center is the 4th space on the right.

Non-participating adults and students should bring cash with them the day of the event. ($2 entry fee)

How do I request a refund?
Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for this event. 

Do I need a permission waiver to participate?
Every participating Gemini student must have a permission waiver signed by their parent or guardian on file with the NTC for this event. Forms can be downloaded HERE and emailed to teencenter@vniles.com or dropped off in person at the Niles Teen Center from 3 to 7PM by WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th. Students will NOT be allowed to participate without a signed parent permission form.

What do I need to bring with me on the day of the tournament?
Please make sure to bring your Gemini Student ID and a face mask. Students will not be able to participate without BOTH.

Is transportation available?
Transportation to and from Gemini is the student’s responsibility. The school will close at 9PM (after the tournament) and students may wait at the front of the school to be picked up.

Is food/drink allowed at the event?
Students may purchase drinks and snacks at the tournament. All food and drinks must be consumed in the hallway. No food will be allowed in the gym. 


What are the tournament rules?
    1. Each team will consist of 6 student players divided by grade (6th grade and 7th/8th grade combined teams).

    2. Each team will play a best of 5 series with each game lasting 2 minutes. The last 30 seconds of every game the playing area will        shrink. The first team to 3 wins the series and moves on to the next round. The losing team is out of the tourney.

    3. Every game will have 4 referees. They have the final say on all judgement calls. If a player 
        argues with a ref, they will be automatically disqualified for the remainder of that series. 
        It is at the NTC staff and referee's discretion if the player will be allowed to participate for 
        the remainder of the games. The NTC staff reserves the right to disqualify a player for the 
        remainder of the tourney and ask them to leave the facility. 

    4. If time expires during a game, both teams will bring everyone in for a 20 second 
        sudden-death overtime. At the end of the 20 seconds, the team with the most players left 
        wins the game. If a tie still remains, the game will be decided by captains playing 
        Rock-Paper-Scissors (best out of 3).

    5. Every player on the 1st place 6th grade team and 1st place 7th/8th combined team will be 
        awarded a tournament trophy. 

    6. An MVP medal will be awarded to one 6th grade and one 7th/8th grade player that 
       demonstrated sportsmanship and skill during their games.

If you have further questions please email: teencenter@vniles.com or call 847-588-6901