Dodgeball is a fun, fast paced sport that anyone can play. Two teams try to eliminate opposing players from the game by hitting them with soft balls or making successful catches.

Teams are made up of 6 players with 5 balls in play and matches are played to either 8 or 15 minute halves with individual games lasting no more than 3 minutes. There are set court sizes per age group with the sport typically played indoors in a sports hall, but it can be adapted for outdoors or even the beach. You can even play while bouncing, thanks to the growing number of trampoline parks.

Why is it good for me?

Dodgeball is a great all-round workout and some of key benefits include:

  • Cardiovascular workout
  • Increased agility
  • Improved reactions
  • Improved concentration levels
  • Team-building skills developed

How much does it cost?

Wherever there’s space, some balls and some friends, a game of dodgeball can cost nothing!

What equipment do I need?

Comfy clothes, trainers and some soft balls.

Getting Started

British Dodgeball is recognised as the National Governing Body for dodgeball in Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the UK) by the World Dodgeball Association and the European Dodgeball Federation. They offer support and services to the national teams, clubs, players, coaches and officials.