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 document:

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 2Belfast19th + 26th Jun 2021PEC, Queen's Sport, Botanic Park, Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast, BT9 5EX1pm-5:30pm (19th)
3pm-5:30pm (26th)
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Level 2Exeter11th Jul 2021Riverside Leisure Centre, Cowick St, Exeter, EX4 1AF10am-5pmSign UpOverview
Level 2Liverpool17th Jul 2021St Margaret's C of E Academy, Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 6AB10am-5pmSign UpOverview
Level 2Nottingham25th Jul 2021Cotgrave Leisure Centre, Woodview, Cotgrave, Nottingham, NG12 3PJ10am-5pmSign UpOverview
Level 2Stafford31st Jul 2021Beacon Sport and Fitness, Prosperity Park, Weston Rd, Stafford ST18 0BF10am-5pmSign UpOverview
Level 2London15th Aug 2021College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, 3 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5HA10am-5pmSign UpOverview
Level 2Preston28th Aug 2021Christ The King Catholic High School, Lawrence Avenue, Preston, PR1 4PR10am-5pmSign UpOverview
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].

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 [email protected].

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 protected] to book a course or workshop with us.

Introductory Courses & Workshops

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 upskill 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 Introductory Workshop
Participant numbers: 10-24
Participant type: Teachers, community group leaders

Our introductory 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. It is available as an online course in two forms:

Introduction to School Dodgeball – for teachers & those working in school environments

Introduction to Coaching Dodgeball – for dodgeball players moving into coaching

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. It is also available as an online course:

Introduction to Dodgeball – for young leaders and community coaches

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).


Coaching Courses

British Dodgeball Level 1 Award in Coaching Dodgeball
Participant numbers: Individual (online), 10-24 (face to face)
Prerequisites: Aged 14+
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 at a cost of £60pp and as a face to face course to groups of 10 (minimum) at a cost of £40pp.

British Dodgeball Level 2 Coaching Award
Participant numbers: 10-24
Prerequisites: 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 run at a discounted fee of £80pp for closed courses where organisations have 10 participants (minimum) and a venue, or £120pp for open courses.

British Dodgeball Level 3 Coaching Award
Participant numbers: 10-18
Prerequisites: Age 16+, British Dodgeball Level 2 Coaching Award, Access to a session or club to undertake experiential learning 

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 (minimum) and a venue, or £175pp on our open courses.

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 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].

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. We have implemented a transition period lasting until September 2021 for clubs and affiliated coaches and companies to update to the new minimum deployment requirements.

Should anyone who holds a UKDBA coaching certificate wish to complete a British Dodgeball coaching award, then they may do so with a 50% fee reduction upon providing proof of certification. To arrange this, please email a copy of your certificate to [email protected].

Should those holding British Dodgeball company accreditation and those who coach at a British Dodgeball member club have a UKDBA coaching award, they may access a Level 2 qualification for free before September 2021 or access the online Introduction to School Dodgeball course to act as a refresher upon providing proof of certification. To arrange this, please email a copy of your certificate to [email protected] and explain your situation.

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 [email protected] to arrange an initial conversation.

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