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 Brings Dodgeball to the 2023 CSIT World Sport Games

WDBF Brings Dodgeball to the 2023 CSIT World Sport Games

The WDBF has renewed its partnership with the International Workers & Amateurs Sports Confederation (CSIT) and will be bringing dodgeball to the CSIT World Sport Games this September in Emilia Romagna, Italy. The World Sport Games are a major multi-sports event...

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2022 Year in Review

2022 Year in Review

Last year was incredibly busy and equally rewarding, as the WDBF took some big steps in its development. The highlight of the year was the 9th World Dodgeball Championship, which featured 15 countries from around the world taking part in the largest tournament of its...

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Croatia to host the 2023 European Championships

Croatia to host the 2023 European Championships

The date for the 2023 European Dodgeball Championships has been set, and for the first time in championships history, the event is going to Croatia. Hrvatski Dodgeball Savez ( will host the annual event in Osijek, Croatia from October 19th to the...

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Dodgeball at the TAFISA Euro Sport for All Games

Dodgeball at the TAFISA Euro Sport for All Games

The 2nd TAFISA European Sport for All Games is wrapping up in Perugia, Italy this week. More than 40 sports from 20 countries demonstrated Traditional Sports and Games in Perugia, offering an international show of cultural diversity. Saturday 24 September kicked off...

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Game Rules Updates

Game Rules Updates

We have updated the official game rules for both the Cloth and Foam formats. Both can be conveniently found on a single page now and also in one document. We recommend that all leagues that utilize the WDBF ruleset study the document for newer changes. Please click...

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Thank You & Official Results

Thank You & Official Results

This last week saw the largest ever Dodgeball World Championships event take place. While the event is initially just a gendered foam only format, this year we introduced both a new division and another ball type (most popular in Europe). This means that we played out...

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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)