Dodgeball Bristol



Dodgeball is the perfect game to play if you are up for a laugh. Perfect for all ages, abilities and a great mixed game. It is a fast paced high intensity game played right across the world by people of all ages. Dodgeball is a non-contact elimination game played by 2 teams of 6 players. The object of Dodgeball is to eliminate your opponents before they eliminate you.

Perfect for Stag and Hen Do’s, Birthday Parties or Corporate Events.

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Playing Dodgeball

Starting the Game
. 2 teams of 6 players begin the game with 1 foot or hand touching the
end line or wall
. 3 balls in the centre zone
. Maximum of 3 players race to collect the balls from the centre zone
. Balls must then go back beyond the player return line

Playing the Game

  • A game = 3 minutes
  • A match = best of 3, 5 or 7 games
  • Substitutions are allowed between the 3 minute periods
  • You can use a ball in your possession to block a thrown ball – when blocking you must be in full control of the ball at all times

5 Second Rule and Valid Throw

  • The leading team (the team with the most players on court) has 5 seconds from the referees call to throw the majority of the balls in their possession. If both teams have equal number of players then the 5 second rule applies to both teams
    The leading team can always hold on to 1 ball
  • The losing team (the team with the least players on court) can hold on to the balls for as long as they like
  • The leading team in a game must make a valid attempt when throwing the balls (Valid attempt = throw with intent to get someone out)

Elimination (Getting Out)

  • Hit by a Dodgeball thrown by an opponent on the full
  • An opposition player catches a Dodgeball that you have thrown
  • Stepping over the centre zone lines or out of court
  • You lose control of the ball you are holding due to an opponent’s throw
  • Punching or kicking the Dodgeball


  • A successful catch brings a teammate back in to the game. First Out First In
  • The catcher may fumble the ball and make a successful catch as long as the ball has not touched anything else.

The Save Rule

  • You can SAVE a teammate from getting OUT if you catch a ball deflected off them without the ball having touched another player or surface
  • A SAVE does not eliminate the thrower

Winning a Game

  • Eliminating all the opposition players
  • Having more players still in play at the end of a game

Variations for under 16’s:

  • A game = 2 minutes
  • A match = best of 3 or 5 games

Head shots do not count and both players will remain IN, unless

  • They have their back turned to the opposition and are struck on the back of the head
  • They use their head to block an opposing throw
  • They are ducking down whilst the ball strikes them on the head and the head is therefore preventing the ball from hitting another part of the body
  • The thrower is out if they strike an opponent above the shoulders deliberately

Variations for under 11’s: (including all of the above under 16 variations)

  • 2 teams of 4 players begin the game with 1 foot or hand touching the end line or wall