About Dodgeball Canada
You know the game. Now meet the sport.
Dodgeball Canada is a federally-incorporated not-for-profit organization that represents thousands of dodgeball players across the country. The organization consists of members from Victoria to St. John's, and many points in between, and aims to create a community of athletes from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Dodgeball Canada supports player development for all ages and skill levels, and supports international development as an active Executive Member of the World Dodgeball Federation.
Its members strive to make the organization the most innovative, trusted and valued source of information for dodgeball in Canada. Our goal is to be a leader in engaging players, coaches, officials and leagues at a national level. As a member-based organization, Dodgeball Canada will grow the sport of dodgeball and promote its benefits amongst Canadians of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and skill levels.
In Association with WDBF
The WDBF is the international governing body for the sport. It was formed in 2012, and is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. Since its inception, the main objective of the Federation has been to improve dodgeball by promoting the sport globally with the principles of unifying, educational, cultural, and humanitarian values and focusing youth development programs. The WDBF is active in 6 continents and more than two dozen countries. It strives to strengthen the bonds of friendship between national federations around the world.
What is Dodgeball?
Dodgeball is a team sport that consists of players throwing balls at their opponents in an attempt to eliminate them with a direct hit. If their opponent catches the ball, the thrower is eliminated, and the opposing team gets to bring an eliminated player back in. The game is played until one side has lost all of their players.
Dodgeball is a gym class staple, played around the world with a variety of interpretations of the core rules as well as with many different forms of balls: rubber, no-sting, cloth and foam. When people think of dodgeball it is typically those early gym class memories that come to mind, either that or the often quoted 2004 movie.