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Dodgeball for Kids

As a primary school sport, Dodgeball is growing in popularity week by week. It’s outrageous fun that pretty much all children love. And it’s simple too – catch, aim, throw, dodge – so kids of all ages can enjoy it.

The Rules

At the start of each game, the balls are either split evenly between teams or placed across the length of the centre line, creating a scramble to claim them at the first whistle. At first, players must pass to a teammate before targeting an opponent. Once a player has been struck by a live dodgeball, they are eliminated from the game. A ball is considered ‘live’ when it has left a player’s hand and is in the air before touching the floor. It is subsequently referred to as a ‘deadball’ once it has left the boundaries but can be retrieved by any player occupying that space of the court.

What makes dodgeball such a great sport for coaches and teachers is that it requires very little equipment and can be set up almost anywhere with adequate space. Each session is fast-paced, action-packed and energetic. The rules are very easy to follow so it’s loved by children of all ages and abilities whenever they get the chance to play it.

Dodgeball clubs for your child


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Junior dodgeball clubs – After-School

Our after-school clubs are a great place for children to try new sports, make new friends and develop essential new skills.

We know how each working day can be busy for working parents. An after-school club session at Premier Education gives a parent that peace of mind, knowing that their children are in expert childcare.

After a day of listening and learning in the classroom, children have the chance to enjoy dodgeball with friends and go home with a smile on their face.

Schools can partner with Premier Education to set up their own junior club.

Dodgeball clubs for kids – Holiday Camps

Dodgeball is a fun and entertaining sport, guaranteed to bring excitement to any holiday season.

We have a wide range of venues that hold dodgeball sessions for kids during each school break. Coaches take part in expert training enabling games to be delivered at the highest standard.

Find a dodgeball session at a holiday camp location near you today!

British Dodgeball


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British Dodgeball is the National Governing Body for dodgeball played in the UK. The organisation works to deliver young people the opportunity to follow a pathway from beginner to elite levels and encourage all players to have fun playing dodgeball.

More children in England are learning how to play the sport due to an increase in games played in school PE lessons, extra-curricular sessions and community clubs taking place. Coaches and teachers are also being trained to deliver games to enhance participation and inspire juniors to step onto the court.

We’re proud to work with British Dodgeball and deliver dodgeball at a wide range of venues across the UK.

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Core skills kids develop when they play dodgeball

Dodgeball is suitable for all ages, making it accessible for young people of various skillsets and capabilities. The nature of the sport requires a lot of physical and social activity, developing a range of core skills through catches, throws, dodges, quick movements, and awareness of space.

Physical skills

One of the biggest advantages dodgeball provides is that playing the sport enhances the physical skills of those who participate. It may be perceived as a fun, action-packed ploy used to keep kids entertained but a dodgeball session holds an opportunity to carry out the essential daily exercise.

Whilst playing games, kids enhance important motor skills. This includes the development of hand-eye coordination to aid catching and throwing, enhanced balance to avoid each shot thrown by the opposition as well as improved agility to continually move location on the court.

Social skills

Dodgeball is a team sport that requires the cooperation of players to win games and overcome the opposition. This makes it one of the best sports games to enhance social skills amongst children. It creates friendships, develops the ability to communicate effectively and boosts confidence that can spread into other aspects of a child’s life.

Communication is key. Each player has to work together to ensure dodgeballs are distributed across the team to give the best opportunity of winning the game. It’s important to be in the company of others who are looking out for their teammates. This is an area where games can be won, and confidence enhanced.


Research shows that children who take part in sports not only experience significant physical development but also enhance mentally too. The mental development of children is critical for success academically and dodgeball is an activity that can support growth in this area.

The fast-paced, competitive nature of dodgeball encourages children to make decisions quickly and more often than they normally would. This increases cognitive activity and enhances character-building. With greater confidence, children are more likely to make better decisions in school and progress academically.


How Premier Education delivers dodgeball in ways others can’t

At Premier Education, we are proud to be industry leaders and deliver activities across England that children love.

Our dodgeball sessions give children of primary school ages an opportunity to play a sport that they haven’t experienced before whilst learning an array of important life skills.

Each coach is expertly trained to create memorable experiences, adapting games to the ability and interests of the kids who are attending. Accompanied with high-quality equipment and venues across England, our sessions are the perfect place for busy parents to ensure their kids are kept entertained after-school and during school holidays.

As well as Premier Education clubs being a great place for the junior section of society to have endless fun in great company, we see each dodgeball session as an opportunity to enhance the physical and mental development of kids. With the support of British Dodgeball, our clubs use official frameworks to officiate games and ensure that sessions are being delivered at the highest standard.

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What do parents say about courses?

My 2 sons both really enjoyed the dodgeball after school club- neither of them is very confident when it comes to ball games, but both had a great time and picked up lots of new skills.

Rebecca – Parent

Highly recommend. My son thoroughly enjoyed the dodgeball course and can’t wait to sign up again! Thanks.

Laura – Parent

My child loves the after-school dodgeball club, your approach makes everyone feel included and have fun. Looking forward to next term!

Georgina – Parent

Find a dodgeball sport session near you

We have dodgeball sessions at a wide variety of venues across England. Give your child an introduction to dodgeball and sign them up today!