P4 Dodgeball

Dumbarton     - 23rd October  - 10:00 - 12:00 @ Meadow Centre 

Vale of Leven - 30th October  - 10:00 - 12:00 @ Meadow Centre
Clydebank      - 31st October  - 10:00 - 12:00 @Clydebank LC 

Final               - 26th November - 18:00 - 20:00 @Clydebank LC  

Competition Format:

A match will consits of best of 5 games 

Who is the competition for?


Age Group: P4 Mixed 


Squad Size: 10 pupils (5 Boys and 5 Girls)

Team Size: 5 Pupils  

Specific Rules:


1. Team of 10 pupils  - 5 boys and 5 Girls

2. Each fixture will be best of 5 games (Boys game, Girls Game, Boys Games, Girls Game, Boys Game. Then next fixture starts Girls Fixture)

3. 5 players on court per game

Starting the Game

1. 2 teams of 5 players begin the game with 1 foot or hand touching the end line.

2. 4 balls in the centre zone

3. Players race to collect the balls from the centre zone

4. Balls must then go back beyond the player return line

Playing the Game

1. A game = 2 minutes

2. A match = best of 5 games

3. 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

1. Players have 5 seconds (from the referees call) to throw the ball

2. Players must make a valid attempt when throwing the balls


Elimination (Getting Out)

1. Hit by a Dodgeball thrown by an opponent on the full—must not bounce first

2. Headshots do NOT count

3. An opposition player catches a Dodgeball that you have thrown

4. Stepping over the centre zone lines and court lines

5. You lose control of the ball you are holding due to an opponent’s throw

6. Punching or kicking the Dodgeball



1. A successful catch brings a teammate back in to the game. First Out First In

2. The catcher may fumble the ball and make a successful catch

Winning a Game

1. Eliminating all the opposition players

2. Having more players still in play at the end of a game

Competition Organiser

For more details please contact your Active Schools Coordinator