You Already Know Dodgeball

We’re from your playground, in your gymnasium, on your TV, and on your mind. We want to see you on court and having fun, come join us!

Meet The Chaos

Multiple balls, multiple people, one court, two teams. Eliminate the opposition, win a point, rinse and repeat!

Adrenaline Meets Agility

Use every part of your body to protect yourself and eliminate the opposition. You must have quick reflexes, and an athletic body to compete at the top level!

Become A Part Of The Community

Meet a diverse and welcoming global family. Step on court and instantly feel like you are part of one big community.

Welcome to the World Dodgeball Federation

Dodgeball is diverse with players from all cultural and athletic backgrounds that play the sport in all its formats; Foam, Cloth, Rubber, Beach, Trampoline and Digital. The accessibility and recognition of Dodgeball is an integral part of why it’s such a fast-growing game. Dodgeball is the ideal mix of team strategy and individual performance, making it the youngest and most engaging sports globally.

Our mandate is to improve the game of Dodgeball, constantly promoting the sport with the principles of unifying, educational, cultural and humanitarian values and to strengthen the development between the national organizations around the world.

News Bulletin

WDBF Announces World Youth Open

WDBF Announces World Youth Open

Today, the World Dodgeball Federation announced the inaugural World Youth Open. The event scheduled to take place February 18th to February 22nd, 2025, in Calgary, Canada, will feature divisions for ages 9 to 17. Rather than hold to a strict national format, the Open...

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WDBF Signs Pledge for Global Refugee Forum

WDBF Signs Pledge for Global Refugee Forum

In November 2023, the WDBF signed a pledge with the Sport for Refugees Coalition (SfRC) and Global Compact on Refugees at UNHCR. In January, we began work on providing equipment and technical development to refugee groups in various communities. We will also work to...

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WDBF Adds Six Full, Seven Provisional Members

WDBF Adds Six Full, Seven Provisional Members

Following confirmation by Congress at the 2023 Annual General Meeting, the WDBF welcomed its newest Voting Members to the Federation. Officially joining the global community were: Fédération Djiboutien de Dodgeball Norwegian Dodgeball Association Dodgeball Paraguay...

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Congress Elects Board

Congress Elects Board

The WDBF held its Annual General Meeting on December 17, 2023. In addition to providing Members with information on the current operational and financial status of the organization, new members were welcomed, and elections were held for the 4 secretariat positions,...

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AGM Set for December 17, 2023

AGM Set for December 17, 2023

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the World Dodgeball Federation will be held online on the 17th of December at 06.00h (6:00 am) Edmonton-time (North American Mountain Time). This equates to 13.00h Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Member Federations will receive a...

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Our Values



Equal treatment and elimination of discrimination in all its forms.


Providing accessibility of Dodgeball to the widest possible audience.


Open, honest, ethical, and genuine communication at all levels.


To see things differently and build our own paths within the world of sport.

Cloth & Foam

The Reigning International Styles


Origins: Europe
Ball amount: 5
Brief description: Harder, fabric coated balls with an inflated inner bladder. Faster pace exaggeration in competitive play. Team’s share a neutral zone, with a rush on the left hand-side and contested center ball.
Primarily played in: Europe, Asia Pacific, and African regions.


Origins: Asia
Ball amount: 6
Brief description: Soft, rubber coated foam balls, with a more tactical exaggeration in competitive play. Each team’s half is completely separated, with the rush on the right hand-side.
Primarily played in: North American and Caribbean, Latin America, African and Asia Pacific regions.

Interested in becoming a member nation?

Join our large and growing international network. Applying to become a member nation is the first step to growing the sport of dodgeball within your country. The World Dodgeball Federation has an extensive global membership, with development programs and major tournaments that member nations can take advantage of year-round. Before applying, check if your country already has a member nation that you can support.

Is your federation already operating?

Is your federation a registered non-for-profit organization?

Does your federation have established by-laws?

How many members does your federation currently have?

Is your federation recognized by your federal government? (NOC/NSA)