Depending on the participant group, equipment selection an important safety consideration. Dodgeball can be played with inflated rubber balls or foam balls. The number of balls utilized in a single game can vary based on the number of team members per team.
Court sizes may vary based on the participant type with smaller courts utilized for youth divisions or women’s leagues.
A set number of games may be played in a dodgeball match, individual games may or may not be timed, or the entire match may be timed with an unlimited number of games played within the designated time period.
Other unique variations include permitting half-court shots into a basketball hoop to regenerate an entire team (when played on a basketball court) and the use of bowling pins near the end line in which the opposing team can knock over to win the game (in addition to eliminating players).