Dodgeball variations
Dodgeball variations

Different ways to play dodgeball

Dodgeball is a widely-played, team sport played with two teams. Players must throw balls and hit opponents on the opposite team, while avoiding being hit themselves.

Each team must try to eliminate every member from the opposite team. A player is eliminiated when they are hit with a thrown ball or when a ball that they throw is caught by someone on the other team.

We've brought together a collection of variations and mix-ups to the classic game of dodgeball. So if you want to put a spin on the original, these are some great ideas.

Marshmallow Dodgeball

Marshmallow dodgeball is a variant of the dodgeball rules. It's best if the kids wear dark coloured clothing. When...

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Water Balloon Dodgeball

Set up a large rectangle, mark out a no thow zone, about 5 metres, 2.5M from centre for each side....

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Proper Dodgeball

The most popular game at our Youth Group (played just like in the movie 'dodgeball'). Two teams line up...

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Triple Trouble

This game is a variation on Dodgeball, with no teams. Three players begin the game holding dodgeballs. They call...

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Dodgeball Crossover

A large area the size of a basketball court is the best for this game. Have two or three...

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Revolving Dodgeball

1. Divide the playing area into a circle of 4 equal triangles (An AWANA circle layout to divide the gym into 4...

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Gaga Ball

This is a wildly popular indoor exhausting game. The game begins with all participants touching a wall. The dodge...

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Chinese Dodgeball

This is a game that you will want to play in an open area such as outside or in...

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Dodgeball

The timeless classic game - dodgeball - requires little set up effort and is always a winner. There are...

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Blatterball

Blatterball is essentially a cross between soccer and dodgeball [1]. It's named in honour of the former head of FIFA,...

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Reverse Dodgeball

1. Break up into even teams 2. Pick a captain for each team who will begin on the dodgeball court 3. The...

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Medic Dodgeball

To play this game you'll need to know the basic rules of dodgeball, so check them out here first....

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