1. Skip to content

Dodgeball

Dodgeball Banner
Dodgeball Icon

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

Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC (VSA) is a Birmingham based sports coaching social enterprise, more specifically a community interest company which tackles social objectives & reinvests profits back into the community.

Bewdley Virtue Dodgeball

We encourage people of all abilities to come along for some fun classes to increase confidence, fitness, team work and make new friends. Suitable for ages 12 and above. Males and Females.
Tuesday nights, 8.30pm-10.00pm. Throw us an email virtuedodgeball@

Ourside Youth Association

Ourside Youth Centre provides different sessions for young people aged between 11-19. Wednesday evening hosts an open access session for young people aged 11-13 and Thursdays offer a 'Fit Feeling' Sports project which has been created and developed by yo

Active Communities Worcester

Freedom Leisure’s Active Communities team work on developing a range of sport, play & physical activity programmes to get the local community active!

Disability Sport Worcester

Disability Sport Worcester specialises in creating and running sporting events, clubs and activities for children and adults with disabilities.

AU Sport & Education

A sports coaching partnership offering school sport provision, specialist cricket coaching and school holiday sports.

Leagues4you

We provide professionally run leagues for people who want to play their chosen sport competitively (but not too competitively!) and without hassle. You can play sport, keep fit, socialise with your friends and have a huge amount of fun in the process!

Only Girls Allowed - Dines Green

Only Girls Allowed - Dines Green

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Only Girls Allowed - Sixways Stadium

Only Girls Allowed - Sixways Stadium

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Only Girls Allowed

Only Girls Allowed

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Only Girls Allowed - Kidderminster

Only Girls Allowed - Kidderminster

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Youth Sports Club

Youth Sports Club

Come and join in with a variety of sports including football, dodgeball, basketball, handball and more.