Youth 2017-18

The UKDBA is focusing on a 3 strand approach to Youth competition in the 2017-18 season.

  • School Games
  • Club Led Link Competitions
  • Regional Opens

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School Games
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.

  1. By providing free online resources for primary and secondary intra and inter competitions.
  2. By creating a link between the school games and the local clubs.
  3. 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.

The link led competitions template is available to download.

Funding is available from the UKDBA to support clubs with these events.

Regional Opens

The 2017/18 dodgeball season will see a few junior tournaments. 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.

 

Leagues

We are also hosting the following junior leagues:

Northern Ireland Junior League