We offer a wide range of online and face to face courses to suit everyone, from leadership courses for young people and online introductory teacher training up to Level 3 coaching courses suitable for international team coaches. You can see the progression of a dodgeball coach and our courses in our Coach Education Pathway documents:
Level 2 & Level 3 Certificates in Coaching Dodgeball:
|Level 2 Courses||Location||Date||Address||Timings||How to Book||Additional Info|
|Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball||North West - Manchester||20th January 2024||Moss Side Leisure Centre, Moss Ln E, Moss Side, Manchester M15 5NN||9am-5pm||Sign Up||Course Information|
|Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball||South East - London||20th January 2024||College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, 3 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5HA||9am-5pm||Sign Up||Course Information|
|Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball||West Midlands - Birmingham||18th February 2024||Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School, Victoria Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, B27 7XY||9am-5pm||Sign Up||Course Information|
|Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball||South East - Hatfield||19th February 2024: Herts Sports & Physical Activity Partnership Coach Education Week||Sports Hall 3, Hertfordshire Sports Village, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9EU||8:30am-4:30pm||Sign Up||Course Information|
|Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball||South Central - Swindon||2nd March 2024||Swindon Academy, Beech Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1JR||9am-5pm||Sign Up||Course Information|
|Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball||East Midlands - Nottingham||17th March 2024||Cotgrave Leisure Centre, Woodview, Cotgrave, Nottingham NG12 3PJ||9am-5pm||Sign Up||Course Information|
|Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball||South West - Bristol||23rd March 2024||Hanham Woods Academy, Memorial Road, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3LA||9am-5pm||Sign Up||Course Information|
|Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball||North West - Manchester||20th April 2024||Moss Side Leisure Centre, Moss Ln E, Moss Side, Manchester M15 5NN||9am-5pm||Sign Up||Course Information|
|Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball||South West - Taunton||21st April 2024||The Castle School, Wellington Rd, Taunton TA1 5AU||9am-5pm||Sign Up||Course Information|
|Level 3 Courses||Location||Dates||Address||Timings||How to Book||Additional Info|
|Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball||South - Reading||30th September 2023 (Day 1) & 30th June 2024 (Day 2)||The Warehouse, 1a Cumberland Rd, Reading RG1 3LB||10am-5pm (Day 1), 10am-5pm (Day 2)||Sign up||Course Information|
Course prerequisite change: From 1st September 2021, users cannot attend the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball course unless they have passed the Level 1 Award in Coaching Dodgeball course. You can find out more information about the Level 1 course here. The Level 1 course is available to complete online, or alternatively a face to face version can be booked for groups of 10 or more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can book both the Level 1 online course and the Level 2 face to face course day at the same time at a discounted rate by purchasing our Level 1 & Level 2 Coach Education Package.
Online Introductory Courses:
You can complete our suite of Introductory courses from anywhere at a time which suits you:
- Introduction to Dodgeball – for community coaches & young leaders learning to lead sessions
- Introduction to Officiating Dodgeball – for community coaches & young leaders learning to referee competitions & festivals
- Introduction to School Dodgeball – for teachers & those working in school environments
- Introduction to Coaching Dodgeball – for dodgeball players transitioning into coaching
British Dodgeball Introduction to Dodgeball Workshop
Participant numbers: 10-24
Participant type: Teachers, community group leaders
Length: 1-3 Hours
Cost: £165 – £265 + Tutor Expenses
Workshop Information: Introduction to Dodgeball
Our introductory workshop is perfect for those completely new to the sport or those wishing to refresh their knowledge of dodgeball. The 1-3 hour workshop is very much practical-based and is ideal for teachers, club volunteers and workplace staff. This course can also be tailored to your needs, such as bespoke to primary school dodgeball delivery or for a workplace challenge event. This short course covers skills, rules and linking dodgeball into PE lessons.
British Dodgeball Junior Leaders Award
Participant numbers; 10-16
Participant type: 7-11 year olds
Length: 2-3 Hours
Cost: £265 + Tutor Expenses
Children completing the British Dodgeball Junior Leaders Award will develop skills in planning and delivering, communication and teamwork. The final outcome for the young leaders completing the course may vary depending on what the school want to plan as the next step for their leaders; this may be the planning of a festival involving younger age groups at the school, supporting a school games event or even supporting a senior coach or teacher to deliver new or existing dodgeball sessions.
Any British Dodgeball Level 2 coach can purchase the Junior Leaders Award Tutor Resource and run Junior Leaders Award courses themselves, with British Dodgeball certifying each course; click the link above for more information.
Dodgeball Leaders Award Video
Check out the benefits of a Leaders Award:
British Dodgeball Dodgeball Leaders Award
Participant numbers; 10-24
Participant type: 11-18 year olds
Length: 2-3 Hours
Cost: £265 + Tutor Expenses
Workshop Information: Dodgeball Leaders Award
Our leadership workshop can be delivered to any school or community group aged 11 – 18. Our experienced instructors can tailor the course to the needs of the specific group over 2-3 hours in the school hall to fit desired outcomes such as officiating school games events or leading sessions to peers. Leaders will learn the importance of health & safety, dodgeball rules, basic dodgeball skills, communication and differentiating activities. Leaders will also have a lot of fun playing dodgeball and learning new and inclusive games.
British Dodgeball Taster Day
Participant numbers: Variable
Participant type: 4-16 year olds
Length: Half – Full Day
Cost: £175 – £265 + Tutor Expenses
Sport England’s Active Lives Survey ranked dodgeball as the 2nd most highly participated sport in schools (Sport England, 2019). If you want to get dodgeball into your school, then book a dodgeball taster day. British Dodgeball will work with your school to create a tailored day which is sure to engage pupils and get everyone active, including taster sessions introducing the rules, skills workshops and an intra-school competition.
British Dodgeball Level 1 Award in Coaching Dodgeball
British Dodgeball Level 1 Course Information
Participant numbers: Individual (online), 10-24 (face to face)
Prerequisites: Aged 14+
Length: 5 Hours
Cost: £45pp (group) / £65pp (individual)
Course Information: Level 1 Award in Coaching Dodgeball Course Information
It is our belief at British Dodgeball that the training we provide will enable coaches and those working with groups to empower people from all different walks of life to be healthy, active and enjoy the full benefits of sport and physical activity. Our Level 1 Award in Coaching Dodgeball not only provides candidates with a knowledge of the sport, but also on how to work with different participants, how to be inclusive and provides an understanding of the importance of a positive well-being and improving self-esteem. This short 4 hour course is available as an online course for individuals, or as a face to face course to groups of 10 (minimum). Participants wishing to book the online Level 1 in addition to a Level 2 open course day can can do so by purchasing this Coach Education Package for the discounted price of £170.
British Dodgeball Level 2 Coaching Award
British Dodgeball Level 2 Course Information
Participant numbers: 10-24
Prerequisites: Aged 16+, British Dodgeball Level 1 Award in Coaching Dodgeball
Length: 8 hours + 30 minutes pre-course learning
Cost: £97.50pp (groups) / £130pp (individual)
Course Information: Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball
The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball provides you with the training to be able to coach dodgeball skills and make technical corrections to improve player performance; teach an increasing range of offensive and defensive strategies to improve tactical understanding; understand and apply the dodgeball ruleset to sessions, with the ability to adapt rules to increase the rate of player development; lead safe sessions and understand and apply a range of coaching approaches. This coaching certificate enables participants to deliver dodgeball sessions independently as part of the British Dodgeball minimum deployment requirements. The course is face-to-face only, and run as closed courses where organisations provide 10 participants (minimum) and a venue, or as regular open courses around the UK for individuals or small groups. It can also be booked along with the online Level 1 as part of the Coach Education Package for the discounted price of £170.
Level 2: Unlock Your Coaching Potential
See what our Level 2 tutors and learners think of the course:
Find an Upcoming Level 2 Course here:
British Dodgeball Level 3 Coaching Award
Participant numbers: 8-18
Prerequisites: Age 18+, British Dodgeball Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball, Access to a session or club to undertake experiential learning
Length: Approx. 50 hours (2 days + 30 hours experiential learning + webinars)
Course Information: Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball
The British Dodgeball Level 3 course is the most advanced dodgeball course in the world, relevant for international team coaches, club head coaches and advanced practitioners of the sport. The course is delivered over 2 days by an experienced British Dodgeball instructor, approximately 6 months apart. Between days 1 and 2, candidates will be required to complete 30 hours of experiential learning. Included in the course are modules on: developing a coaching philosophy, managing teams effectively, incorporating learning theory and knowledge types into practice, advanced tactical application, planning for long-term player development and developing physical conditioning within dodgeball. Candidates will be required to present their learning under assessment in the form of a presentation on Day 2. The British Dodgeball Level 3 course is available for individuals and small groups on our regular open courses.
Find an Upcoming Level 3 Course here:
This is for people who:
- Would like to book in a course/workshop for your organisation
- Live in a different area of the U.K. to those listed in our Upcoming Courses section and would like to qualify as a dodgeball coach
Please register your interest below and a member of our team will get in touch with you if you are looking to book a closed course, or when a course is available in your location for individuals. You can also email email@example.com to book a course or workshop with us.
The Level 1 & Level 2 Coach Education Package has been designed to assist with the efficient and cost-effective training of coaches. Coaches who earn their Level 1 Award in Coaching Dodgeball and Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball will have the knowledge and skills to coach dodgeball independently; the Level 2 forms part of our minimum deployment criteria for dodgeball coaches.
Open Course Offer (Individuals & Small Groups)
Price: £170pp (£25 saving)
Process: Complete the online Level 1 Award in Coaching Dodgeball and attend a Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Dodgeball course to gain both coaching certificates.
Book here: Level 1 & Level 2 Coach Education Package
Closed Course Offer (Large Groups)
Price: £130pp (33% saving)*
*To be eligible for this offer, you must have 10 or more participants who you wish to enrol on the courses and be able to provide a sports venue to host the course. As such, it is ideal for the following organisations:
- Sports coaching companies
- Colleges and sixth forms
- Teacher training organisations
This enables your organisation to choose where, when and how you want your coaches to train, and is done in two steps:
- Inform us that you want to book a Level 1 & Level 2 Package. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Decide whether you want your participants to undertake the online version or face to face version of the Level 1 Award in Coaching Dodgeball. Both take approximately 5 hours to complete. The online version will be available for participants to complete at a time of their own convenience before their Level 2 date whilst the face to face version is booked on a date in agreement with you.
- Book in your Level 2 date with us. This takes approximately 8 hours to complete.
Please note that British Dodgeball no longer recognises UKDBA coaching qualifications as of January 2021. This is because the sport’s integral rules and skills have changed significantly in recent years. From January 2021, affiliated clubs and companies using coaches without a British Dodgeball Level 2/3 qualification to lead sessions will not be covered under our public liability insurance.
The sport has moved on significantly in recent years, and we want to support those working in dodgeball regularly to ensure they delivering the correct and most up-to-date version of rulesets and skills. To this end, should anyone who holds a UKDBA coaching certificate wish to complete a British Dodgeball Level 1 & Level 2 coaching award, then they may do so with a 33% fee reduction upon providing proof of certification. To arrange this, please email a copy of your certificate to email@example.com.
A British Dodgeball Coaching Course and Workshop Delivery Licence grants organisations and educational institutions the rights to host and deliver British Dodgeball coaching courses and workshops using their own staff who receive training as British Dodgeball tutors.
The delivery licence costs £500 annually and included in this price is:
- One tutor induction session per year
- The rights to host courses and workshops for members of your own organisation
- The rights to organise and deliver open and closed courses and workshops for individuals and members of other organisations
Education institutions, organisations specialising in education and training and organisations which contain staff members who are experts in sport-specific delivery are best suited for this licence.
For more information, please read our British Dodgeball Delivery Licence Guide which explains our requirements, associated costs, administration processes and more.
If you are interested in obtaining a British Dodgeball Coaching Course & Workshop Delivery Licence, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an initial conversation.