Wiffle Dodgeball is a wacky-fun drill. There’s some speed/agility value, but beyond that… we’re having fun here. With a keen eye placed on athlete-safety, keep the spirit of competition positive and all language above the belt!
EXECUTION – Wiffle Dodgeball uses the existing Warm-Up Box (red, white, and blue cones), although the distances between the cones may be extended. One team competes on each side of the white cones (essentially the “half-court” line) and must stay in their box as the game plays out. Coaches can stand outside of the box (at half-court or on either end) to officiate and supervise the action. Use wiffle balls for safety purposes and establish your own detailed rules. If you have any questions, ask the kids! They are the experts at games like these, and they can decide what is most fun for THEM. Losing team does certain amount of pushups and play again. Suggestion, set the number of pushups as a multiple of how many players are still “alive” on the winning team.
- Need Loose Arms – This drill involves lots of throwing, often times at high intensity. Make sure athletes are all loose.
- Watch the Face – Penalties can be issued for high throws. Whatever it takes to keep the kids safe.
- Balance Teams – Work to balance the teams so competition is relatively fair.
- USE THE WARM UP BOX
- COACHES ON EACH END
- PUSHUPS... AND PLAY AGAIN!
- WIFFLE BALLS FOR SAFETY
- MAKE SURE ARMS ARE WARM
- CAREFUL OF FACES/HEADS
- BALANCE THE TEAMS
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