Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dodgeball in the Hall of Shame??

While i agree with kickball being inducted into the hall of shame, due to the fact that there are always kids standing around not doing anything, or not wanting to participate. Dodgeball on the other hand can be modified to be suitable for a physical education setting. The big problem with dodgeball in many schools today is the fact that it is dangerous and that the bigger kids will always have a little bit of an advantage. One major modification that can be made to ensure safety is to exclude headshots and anything above the waist. Another modification is to have the kids play with a softer ball, perhaps foam.
My version of dodgeball which i believe will be suitable to play in schools is divide the class into four equal teams. Have two teams on the court at once playing standard dodgeball with foam balls and all shots below the waist. The other two teams will stand along each edge of the court and act as a boundary. They will also be able to pass balls to their team and be able to try to get the other team out if a ball comes to them.
This version of dodgeball will include the entire class and also leep safety as the number one priority. In my opinion, dodgeball is a game that if played with the correct modifications can make its way out of the Hall of Shame.

1 comment:

  1. I would also ask you to add why you want to play dodgeball. How does playing this game make my child more physically educated? Please refer to the state and national standards and include pictures to support your arguement