Youth Group Games - Group Games

Dodgeball Free-For-All

A free-for-all version of dodgeball using only one ball
One dodgeball
How To Play
First establish a set of boundaries, preferably in in a large circle about 20 yards in diameter. To start the game, the single dodgeball is thrown in the air and allowed to bounce three times. After the third bounce anyone is allowed to grab the ball. Within the boundaries, the player with the ball can only take three steps. From there the player must throw the ball at another player. If they are hit and do not catch the ball, they are eliminated and must leave the playing field. If they catch the throw, the thrower is out. Once a player is eliminated, all of the players they previously eliminated are back in the game. The only way to win is to eliminate every player in the game without going out.


- If the game is taking too long, make getting out permanent
- Create teams of 3 for team dynamics
- Include multiple balls if game has higher number of people
13 Ratings
13 Ratings

We play an awesome variation of this game just about every week - observation ball. If the person who got you out goes out, your back in! - (Feb 6, 2013)

We play this with a variation, Mini Dodgeball (use a small stress ball instead) and have one additional rule. If the person that got YOU out gets out, then you get to go back in! -Brent (Feb 6, 2013)

Our students loved this! we could have played it longer then we had time for. -Ryan (Apr 18, 2013)

We play this a lot. The kids LOVE it. Out of all the games we offer, and sports we have they ask for this game the most! -AD (Jun 18, 2014)

AWESOME!! -Bob Holcv (Dec 27, 2014)

We play a lot of games and a lot of variety of games and this is always the most requested and probably the favorite of all. -MJ (Feb 27, 2015)

I like it. I will try it next week. -Coach S. (Dec 2, 2016)


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Age Size Categories Duration
11 to 14
15 to 17
2 - 5
6 - 15
16 - 30
Quick and Easy
High Energy
0 - 5
6 - 10