Coaching Courses

We offer a wide range of online and face to face courses to suit everyone, from leadership courses for ages 8 and up, to online teacher training to Level 3 coaching courses.

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Register Your Interest – Register you interest in attending an open course or booking a closed course for your organisation

Course Information – Learn about the courses and workshops we offer


Upcoming Courses

You can find details of all the open dodgeball coaching courses that are coming up and are available for you to sign up to below.

CourseLocationDateAddressTimingsHow to BookAdditional Info
Level 2Southampton28th Feb 2021Testlands Hub, Green Ln, Southampton SO16 9RG10am-5pmSign UpOverview
Level 2London - full21st Mar 2021College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, 3 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5HA10am-5pmEvent fullOverview
Level 2Norwich27th Mar 2021Hall 1, Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ10am-5pmSign UpOverview
Level 2Leicester17th Apr 2021South Charnwood High School, Broad Lane, Markfield, LE67 9TB10am-5pmSign UpOverview
Level 2Belfast17th & 24th Apr 2021PEC, Queen's Sport, Botanic Park, Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast, BT9 5EX1pm-5:30pm (17th)
3pm-5:30pm (24th)
Sign UpOverview
Level 2Brighton1st May 2021Falmer Sports Centre, University of Brighton, Falmer, BN1 9PH10am-5pmSign UpOverview
Level 2Exeter13th Dec 2020 - Postponed (likely March 2021)Exeter College, Sports Hall, Gym & Dance Studio, Victoria Yard, Off Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3SR11am-6pmSign UpOverview
Level 2Manchester9th Jan 2021 - Postponed (likely March 2021)Levenshulme High School, Crossley Rd, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 1FS10:30am-5:30pmSold OutOverview
We try to ensure that we are covering all areas of the country with our courses, if there is an area that isn’t covered and you would like to see a course please get in touch with us via clicking ‘Register Your Interest’ below or by emailing [email protected].

COVID-19 Safety

All of our coaching courses and the administration thereof have been redesigned to adhere to government guidance on COVID-19. You can find out more by looking at our COVID-19 Risk Assessment and our Coach Education COVID-19 Changes documents.

UPDATE 22/9/20: We have also implemented the following layout for courses and a limit of 16 participants for courses involving adults: COVID-19 Update – Coach Education

UPDATE 13/10/20: Government guidance states that educational courses can continue to go ahead in all areas of England (no matter the COVID alert level), and also within Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland even through times of enhanced restrictions. If a course location is subject to extra restrictions, we will continue to run these unless events outside our control mean we need to rearrange e.g. the venue temporarily closing. If you want to know more about a specific course before booking, please email [email protected].

UKDBA Qualifications

Please note that British Dodgeball will no longer recognise UKDBA coaching qualifications from 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 insurance. Should anyone who holds a UKDBA coaching certificate wish to complete a British Dodgeball coaching qualification, then they may do so with a 50% fee reduction upon providing proof of certification. To get this, please email a copy of your certificate to [email protected]*

If you would like to book in a course/workshop for your organisation, or live in a different area of the U.K. to those listed above and would like to qualify as a dodgeball coach, please register your interest below and a member of our team will get in touch when a course is available in your location. You can also email [email protected] to book a course or workshop with us.

British Dodgeball Referee Workshop
Participant numbers: 10-24
Participant type: Aged 10+ (event referee), Aged 16 + (British Dodgeball event referee)

This is the course for if you are looking to up-skill your group to be able to officiate at competitions or School Games events. We provide a bespoke 2-3 hour course to be delivered to your group or education establishment for a set fee of £250 + tutor expenses. We also offer a 3-4 hour version of this course to our adults in order to help develop more confidence in the rules and new referees for our junior, community & university dodgeball leagues. The cost of this varies depending on the venue and area.

British Dodgeball CPD Workshop
Participant numbers: 10-24
Participant type: Staff members

Our CPD workshop is perfect for those wishing to refresh their knowledge of dodgeball or for those completely new to the sport. The 1-3 hour workshop is very much practical based and will be 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 courses covers skills, rules and linking dodgeball in to PE lessons. The course is delivered at a set fee of £150 (1 hour) or £250 (3 hours) + tutor expenses.  

British Dodgeball Leaders Workshop
Participant numbers; 10-24
Participant type: 7-18 year olds 

Our leadership workshop can be delivered to any primary or secondary school group from the age of 7 – 18. Our experienced instructors can tailor the course to the needs of the specific group over 3 hours in the school hall. Leaders will learn the importance of health & safety, basic dodgeball skills, communication, an introduction to coaching and understand the rules of the sport. Leaders will also have a lot of fun playing dodgeball and learning new and inclusive games. The course is delivered at a set fee of £250 + tutor expenses.

British Dodgeball Taster Day
Participant numbers; Variable
Participant type: 4-16 year olds

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 intraschool competition. This day is delivered at a set fee of £150 + coach expenses (half day), £250 + coach expenses (full day).

British Dodgeball Level 1 Coaching Award
Participant numbers: 10-24
Participant type: Aged 14+

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 Coaching Award 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, improving self-esteem and taking part. This short 4-5 hour course is only available as a one off course to groups at a set fee of £400 + tutor expenses.

British Dodgeball Level 2 Coaching Award
Participant numbers: 10-24
Participant type: Aged 16+

Our Level 2 course is an 8 hour practical course that is perfect for anyone wishing to coach dodgeball within their community at clubs, universities, schools or colleges. You do not need to have completed the Level 1 course to sign up. Going into more detail than the Level 1, participants will understand dodgeball rules and game play, core skills of the sport, coaching, variations and inclusive practices, refereeing, planning and delivery and evaluating and concluding. This qualification enables participants to deliver dodgeball sessions independently. The course is ran at a discounted fee of £80pp for bespoke courses where organisations have 10 participants and a venue, or £120pp for open courses.

British Dodgeball Level 3 Coaching Award
Participant numbers: 10-18
Participant type: Aged 16+

The course is delivered over 2 days by an experienced British Dodgeball instructor. Between days 1 and 2, candidates will be required to complete 30 hours of experiential learning. Included in the course are modules on: the role of the level 3 coach, tactics, strategies and game play, player development and understanding your participants needs. Candidates will also be required to present their learning under assessment. The British Dodgeball Level 3 course is the most advanced dodgeball course in the world and is available at a discounted price of £130pp for bespoke courses where organisations have 10 participants and a venue, or £175pp on our open courses. Candidates must have completed the British Dodgeball Level 2 Coaching Award prior to signing up to the Level 3.

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