Category: Dodgeball


Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Dodgeballs
Game Description: See how long you can survive in the middle! This every-man-for-himself dodgeball game uses the basketball court lines as the playing area. Great for spatial awareness, dodging, throwing, and of course lots of running. Read More →

Zone Dodgeball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Pylons, dodgeballs
Game Description: This dodgeball game divides teams into 4 seperate playing areas in the corners, with a running zone through the middle. When a player is hit, he must enter the running zone and successfully run from one end back to the other without getting hit, and then he can rejoin his team. Another unique twist to a dodgeball idea for PE class. Read More →

Teacher’s Revenge

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Dodgeballs
Game Description: Time for the teacher to get some revenge! In this game, only the teacher can touch the dodgeballs and go after the students! Chase them, and don’t let them get away. It’s YOUR time to have some fun. Put in whatever rules you’d like, whether or not the teacher must throw at the feet, etc. Great PE game for relationship building.

Fitness Dodgeball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Pinnies, dodgeballs
Game Description: In Fitness Dodgeball, the ‘Personal Trainers’ (the taggers) will go around trying to throw the ball at the players running around. When hit, the players must perform some action such as pushups, situps, jumping jacks, before getting back into the game. Dodging, running, throwing, rolling, and a variety of exercises makes for an active PE game.

Gaga Ball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Soft bouncy ball, playing area
Game Description: Gaga Ball gets players inside a mini-arena and has them strike the ball at eachother below the knee, trying to eliminate each other from the ring. Once eliminated, players jump to the outside of the ring and wait there until the teacher yells out jailbreak or until a new round begins. Works on dodging, striking, and agility.

Net Dodgeball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: Dodgeballs, nets/goals
Game Description: Net dodgeball is basically a standard game of dodgeball, except that each team also has a net and a goalie. Any time a team scores a goal by throwing a dodgeball past the opposing goalie, all of the players who were out get to enter back into the game. Also use detective dodgeball rules to ensure players are getting maximum participation and movement time…if you’re unsure what detective dodgeball rules are, find the rules to that game on this site!

Circle Dodgeball

Grade level: 4-8
Equipment: Dodgeballs, mats
Game Description: Circle dodgeball is a highly popular game. Players travel along the perimeter of the gym, and are able to stop at safe zones on the ends to catch their breath. Add in some throwers with dodgeballs who start in the center circle and game on! Read More →

Off-The-Wall Dodgeball

Grade Level: 4-8
Equipment: Dodgeballs
Game Description: Off-The-Wall Dodgeball is every man or woman for him or herself. Before players can throw the ball at opponents, they must first toss it off the wall and get their own rebound. When hit, wait until the person who hit you gets hit, and you’re back in the action!

Bench Ball

Grade level: 3-8
Equipment: 2 benches, dodgeballs
Game Description: Bench ball is arguably one of the best low organized throwing and catching games. The goal is to be the first team to get your players onto the bench. But how do you get on the bench? Your ball must be caught by your teammate(s) who are already on the bench. Every catch adds another player to the bench. Teams can guard and block as well to increase the challenge. Lots of fun to be had by all, and lots of skill work and development as well. Read More →