Dodgeball is a fast and furious game where two teams throw balls at each other while trying to avoid being hit themselves.
The objective of dodgeball is to eliminate all players of the opposing team by throwing one of up to six game balls and hitting the opposing player below the shoulder height.
A player is out if:
• They throw a ball that is caught by the other team.
• They get hit by a ball thrown by the other team. (If the ball does bounce off an opposing player and is then caught the thrower will then be out. This is true even if a different player catches the ball. However if the ball bounces off another ball or wall, the ball is dead). Players may use the ball to block; however, if the ball is knocked out of their hand while blocking, they will be out.
• They hit another player above the shoulders.
• They cross the centre line. The centre line is the off-sides line. If any part of your foot or body touches the centre line, you will be declared out and thrown ball will be dead.
It is an elimination game.
Get all players on the opposing team out or have more players on court when the game ends.
Throw dodgeballs at the members of the opposing team, if you hit a player with a throw they are 'Out'.
If they catch your throw you are out and the catcher brings one of their 'Out' players back in.
At Newitts.com we sell a wide range of dodgeballs in single and multipacks. Check out our range of rubber, non-sting dodgeballs in junior and senior sizes.
Below is a selection currently available at Newitts:
For pre-schoolers/early primary: The PLAYM8 ® Original Dodgeball is a great ball for those new to dodgeball. It is a high-grade rubber dodge ball suited for both indoor and outdoor use. They are non-marking balls with a pebble texture surface. They come in bright colours.
For primary schools: Zoftskin ® Dodgeballs 6”(size 1) for 11 and under are easy to grip, throw and catch. It is lightweight. Its tough PU skin outer can easily be compressed when gripped but always returns back to its original shape. A great introduction dodgeball that is soft enough not to hurt anybody but also has enough weight to throw during the game. The PU outer coating prevents children picking at the foam ensuring it lasts longer.
For secondary schools: Zoftskin ® Dodgeballs 7”(size 2) for 11-15 are a"non sting" non-marking ball that is safe. Its tough PU skin outer can easily be compressed when gripped but always returns back to its original shape. A great introduction dodgeball that is soft enough not to hurt anybody but also has enough weight to throw during the game. It is light-weight and has a non-sting construction.
For 16+: Zoftskin ® Dodgeball 8” (size 3) is a "non-sting" non-marking ball that is safe. Its tough PU skin outer can easily be compressed when gripped but always returns back to its original shape. It is also easy to grip and is lightweight.
To view our Dodgeball range