Team games: Dodgeball

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

Two teams have to try and knock the other team off the court by throwing soft-style balls, without crossing the centre line.

Start the game with teams lined up against their wall with 3-4 soft balls placed on the centre line. A person is out if they are hit A) anywhere or B) below the head or C) below the knees – decided at the start of play. If a person catches a ball, the thrower is out and a team member can return to the game. If a person fumbles a catch they’re gone.

Play within your own group or get together with other youth groups for a competition. The Diocese of Christchurch hold an annual Dodgeball competition – get in touch to find out more.