This is a dodgeball variation that one of my students came up with.
Normal dodgeball rules apply:
– you’re not out on a bounce
– you’re not out if you catch a ball
– you’re out if you try to catch a ball, and drop it
– if someone catches a ball, we don’t call the original thrower out as some people don’t throw as hard as others and their throws can be easy to catch
– cross the center line and you’re out
– hit someone in the head and you’re out
– one warning for a wild throw (out of control head level throws). Make two and you’re out
The difference with this game is that when someone takes you out, you don’t leave the playing field, you just sit down (we use elephant skin balls so the students can safely sit in the middle of the floor – you may want them to sit off to the side).
The student (Student A) who is out, watches the person who hit them (Student B) and as soon as that person is taken out, Student A is back in the game. If you’re called out because you cross the centre line or make a wild throw, a leader will assign someone on the other team as the person who needs to get out for you to get back in the game.