The UKDBA is focusing on a 3 strand approach to Youth competition in the 2016-17 season.
- School Games
- Club Led Link Competitions
- Regional Opens
As an official School Games sport from 2016 our objective is to support
those counties that have chosen dodgeball to be a part of their School Games
calendar in 1 of 3 ways.
- By providing free online resources for primary and secondary intra and inter competitions.
- By creating a link between the school games and the local clubs.
- By delivering the level 3 event in key specific counties.
The age group events that we will be supporting are year 5 & 6 and year 7 & 8.
Club Led Link Competitions
We are empowering our affiliated dodgeball clubs to deliver under 13’s and under 11’s competitions in their local area for school teams. These junior events will provide a valuable link between dodgeball in school and the community club.
Funding is available from the UKDBA to support clubs with these events.
The 2016/17 dodgeball season will see the introduction of 10 junior tournaments and 2 junior leagues. Our focus age group is under 13’s with all junior events catering for this age group. Each junior tournament will take place on the same day as an adult event, ensuring that we are not overly reliant on the number of entries in each age category. The winning team from each of the four U13 UK Championship Qualifiers will qualify for the UK Championships on the 24th June at the Leicester Sports Arena.
The Six Nations Championships in November 2016 in Liverpool will host a junior invitational tournament to 4 of our affiliated junior clubs.
West Midlands Tournament (U13 & U16) 30th October 2016
Six Nations Championships Invitational (U13) 19th November 2016
North West Tournament (U13) 26th November 2016
West Midlands Tournament (U13 & U16) 26th February 2017
East Midlands Tournament (U13 UK Championship Qualifier) 18th March 2017
Manchester Tournament (U13 UK Championship Qualifier) 1st April 2017
Essex Tournament (U13 UK Championship Qualifier) 29th April 2017
Welsh Championships (U13 UK Championship Qualifier) 20th May 2017
UK Championship 2017 (U13) 24TH June 2017
We are also hosting the following junior leagues:
Northern Ireland Junior League
Leicestershire Junior League