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WHAT IS IS?
All you need is some space, comfortable clothes and footwear, 5 balls and some friends.
There are two teams of six players, facing each other on a court, and the aim is to eliminate your opponents by hitting them with a thrown ball.
There are five balls (three for the junior game) in play and you have to hit the opposing player anywhere on the body (below shoulders for juniors). If you are facing, then it's your job to dodge the ball.
Two teams start on opposing sides of a court. Three dodgeballs are lined up on the centre line and players from each team race to retrieve them at the start of the game.
A game then proceeds with both sets of players trying to take the opposition’s players out of the game, either by striking them with a ball they have thrown before it bounces, or by catching a ball thrown by an opponent – a successful catch also allows the defending team to regain a player that has previously been taken out of the game.
A game lasts for a maximum of 3 minutes and a team can win a game by eliminating all the opposition players within the 3 minute time period or having more players remaining on their side of the court at the end of 3 minutes.
British Dodgeball has created a great video on how to play: