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Dodgeball

Dodgeball is a game in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with balls while avoiding being hit themselves.

An Overview of Dodgeball

There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.

Dodgeball is usually 6-a-side with a minimum of 2 female players on the team. There are 6 balls, if you hit someone with a throw, they are out. If they hit you, you are out. If you catch a throw you get a player back in and the thrower is out – a double swing! Head shots don't count, and there are certain penalties for this.

Each set is normally around 2.5 minutes long, and the team with the most players left at this time wins the set (if they haven't got their opponents out already)

The best thing about dodgeball is that you can play for free. All you need is some space, comfortable clothes and footwear, 5 balls and some friends.

Benefits

  • Develops strength in your arms and shoulders from throwing the ball.
  • Develops power in your legs from jumping, dodging and weaving and flexibility to twist and turn out of the way.
  • Develops quick reflexs and eye hand coordination as you block, catch and throw accurately while moving.

Costs

Taster Dodgeball sessions can be as cheap as £5

Equipment

You'll need a six dodgeballs, the official rules, court dimensions and / or you'll want to find a league.

Find Dodgeball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

UK Dodgeball Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@ukdba.org
Contact Telephone
01438 7791005

Sport Works (Yorkshire) Ltd

Sport Works has a clear vision – to improve health, education and employment skills by harnessing the power of sport and leisure.

Aligned to this, we specialise in working with schools and disadvantaged/ disabled groups to improve health outcomes via

St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College

We are a secondary school based on 2 sites. Ardor Site is the formally St Bede's School and Ignis which is the formally St Joseph's site.

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam is the best modern university in the north of England, as ranked by the 2015 Times Good University Guide. With regard to sport, we regularly achieve top 20 in BUCS rankings, and offer a range of volunteering, coaching and participation op

Thrybergh Sports Centre

Thrybergh Sports Centre a a Community based centre providing Health, Fitness and sporting activities for all. we provide for the communty a Gym, Classes, Boulder room, sports Hall and other room location across the school for people to hire at very compe

Primary Sports UK

Working with children aged 2-16 years old across a range of different sports and activities.

Featherstone Rovers Foundation

Provider of services across the Wakefield District & further afield for projects that fit within our 5 areas of delivery: Education, Physical Activity, Social Inclusion, Health & Heritage

British Dodgeball

British Dodgeball is a non-profit organisation founded in the summer of 2017. Our ideals are based on developing the sport of dodgeball within England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Dodgeball Session

Dodgeball Session

As this is a new club the main focus of the sessions will be to introduce you to dodgeball and learning the basics through lots of fun games! Sessions are currently open to those aged 12+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult). Sessions run every Thursday evening, 6-7pm.

East Leeds Dodgeball U11 Session

East Leeds Dodgeball U11 Session

East Leeds Dodgeball Club are going to run a 6 week trial of U11s sessions (open to ages 6-11). These sessions will start on Thursday 13th June and run every Thursday at John Smeaton Leisure Centre 6-7pm, with the last session being on Thursday 18th July.

Places in this session are limited, due to the hall space available, and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please register with Alice to secure your place, you can either email alice@britishdodgeball.com or send a message to the East Leeds Dodgeball Club page.

Back Onside

Back Onside

Sport England funded project aimed at getting men aged 35-64 active and living healthier lives through fitness sessions and behavioural change support.

Ben Hoyle

UKDBA - Director of Sports Development

01438 791005

http://www.ukdba.org

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