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Dodgeball

Tuesday 1st September 2020

Get Active: Dodgeball

Age Group: Juniors

Time: 15 Minutes

Preparation Needed: In the Cupboard

What You’ll Need:

  • 5 or 6 Balls

Getting into the Activity:

Dodgeball is a favourite game for many groups. How can it be played in a socially distanced way?

Line Dodgeball – Children should line up in one line across the room (socially distanced where required). On go, the whole line should move in a straight line towards the other end of the room. In that time, leaders can gently kick or roll the ball at the players to try and get them out. Children can jump to avoid the balls, but are not able to deviate from the straight line they are running in. All children who dodged the balls successfully can then turn around and get ready to run back as a line. Continue playing until only one player is left in.

Depending on the size of your meeting space, groups may need to be split into smaller teams to allow for social distancing when playing line dodgeball.

Individual Dodgeball – Children should line up along the side of the room (socially distanced where required). One child at a time should stand at the end of the room. Their job is to run to the other end of the room, trying not to get hit by any of the balls which leaders are throwing. If they get through without being hit they get a point (individual or team point). Once a child has had a go then can then join the back of the line. Continue playing for a few rounds. The child with the most points at the end is the winner.

 

Keeping Everyone Safe

Maintain social distancing where required. Try to use coloured / marked balls, with leaders only touching their ball throughout the game. Balls should be kept along the floor to reduce the chance that the ball will hit a child’s hands, arms, face etc.

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