Coaching Courses

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 1 Award in Coaching Dodgeball: Available to complete online for individuals or as face to face bookings for groups (see Course Info section).

Level 2 & Level 3 Certificates in Coaching Dodgeball:

Level 2 CoursesLocationDateAddressTimingsHow to BookAdditional Info
2023-2024 Season
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballNorth East - Durham22nd June 2024The Sports and Wellbeing Park, Stockton rd, Durham, DH1 3SE9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballWest Midlands - Staffordshire24th August 2024Staffordshire University, Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DF10am-6pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballEast Midlands - Nottinghamshire25th August 2024Cotgrave Leisure Centre, Woodview, Cotgrave, Nottingham, NG12 3PJ9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballNorth West - Manchester31st August 2024Moss Side Leisure Centre, Moss Ln E, Moss Side, Manchester M15 5NN9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballSouth West - Taunton31st August 2024The Castle School, Wellington Rd, Taunton TA1 5AU9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
2024-2025 Season
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballSouth East - Surrey8th September 2024Surrey Sports Park Arena C, Richard Meyjes Rd, Guildford GU2 7AD9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballNorth West - Preston14th September 2024Preston College Sports Centre, St Vincents Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8UR9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballNorth West - Liverpool12th October 2204St John Bosco Arts College, Storrington Ave, Liverpool L11 9DQ9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballWest Midlands - Birmingham19th October 2204Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School, Victoria Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, B27 7XY
9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballSouth West - Bristol26th October 2024John Cabot Academy, Woodside Rd, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8BD9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballNorth West - Manchester9th November 2024Moss Side Leisure Centre, Moss Ln E, Moss Side, Manchester M15 5NN9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballSouth East - Bedford23rd November 2024Wootton Upper School, Hall End Road, Wootton, Bedford, MK43 9HT9am-5pmSign UpCourse Information
Level 3 CoursesLocationDatesAddressTimingsHow to BookAdditional Info
Level 3 Certificate in Coaching DodgeballSouth - Reading30th September 2023 (Day 1) & 30th June 2024 (Day 2)The Warehouse, 1a Cumberland Rd, Reading RG1 3LB10am-5pm (Day 1), 10am-5pm (Day 2)Sign upCourse Information
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 hello@britishdodgeball.org.

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 hello@britishdodgeball.com. 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.

 

Introductory Workshops

Online Introductory Courses:

You can complete our suite of Introductory courses from anywhere at a time which suits you:

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.

Leaders Awards

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.

 

Coaching Courses

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.

Level 1 Course Overview

Online Alternatives:

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)
Cost: £195pp
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 hello@britishdodgeball.org 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
  • Universities
  • 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:

  1. Inform us that you want to book a Level 1 & Level 2 Package. Contact us at hello@britishdodgeball.com.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 hello@britishdodgeball.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 hello@britishdodgeball.com to arrange an initial conversation.

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