Dodgeball is a sport for bullies to take out their frustrations on easy targets across the room. Dodgeball can be a full contact sport as the ball whizzes in towards someone's head, often at close range. Kids can fall and become hurt trying to avoid being hit by the balls, even though they are soft.
I think that it should be band because it lowers self esteem for weak kids. It can also lable kuds in a place that my get them in a state of getting picked and being bullyed. Parents would also be upset if their child came home with a black eye, or a bruises on their body.
This is and has always been the stupidist game at school. No one enjoys having a hard rubber ball hurled at them. People with glasses are always at risk for an eye injury. Everyone is subject to possible concussions. Especially since the people throwing it the harded always aim for your face!! It is 2015 and this "sport" is still being played?? We make everyone wear helmets, protective gear, car seats forever etc. and we are still pelting unprotected children with balls???! It is a bully sport. It was in the 70's and nothing has changed. Find something better. This is unbelievably ridiculous. Shame on you for allowing this to continue.
It causes a lot of ingerys. And it hurts. Really. I know some one who got hurt in it. A lot of people say your out in dodge ball. A lot of people do not like it. I do not like. Support me in banning dodge ball from schools. Please.
When it's end of gym some students laugh at you because you get hit a lot of times. You sometimes cry when you really get hurt in the stomach or hip but they think you're just a sissie. And you get angry that you just wanna hit them in the face.
Dodge Ball is not FUN for everyone! Allow the students to choose whether they want to play or not! Making it mandatory is exactly why there is so much controversy based around the contact sport! Allowing the boys to beam the students in the head is ridiculous! Why is that considered fun? Fun for the assaulter! Not fun to be on a receiving end of that blow! If banning the sport is too harsh, that allow alternatives! Period!
If removing the contact sport is too harsh of a decision, than let the kids decide if they want to play - or not! Having a mandatory co-ed team is ridiculous. Yeah, there are some girls that are just as rough as the boys - so let them play if they want - but - let those that DO NOT want to play this rough sport have an alternative choice!
The main reason I believe this is that it builds fast reflexes. Another reason is that it is good for your arm muscles. Finally I also have to deal with loosing and getting out. I think dodgeball is fun.I have no problem playing dodgeball because I am already good at catching and throwing.
In my school, we do not play dodgeball. We play a similar version called Medicball. The balls are smaller and are the squishy kind. You know? There is a Medic who tags people who are out. If the medic is hit, the other team wins. It's fun and I love playing it. I'm not advocating the ban of all fun gym class games, I'm just saying that dodgeballs are too big and hard. It can easily break a pair of glasses or a students nose.
Its no good for kids who are weak and not skilled at it. Can cause to serious injereries and stressfulness. We want our kids safe not hurt by the end of the day! Dodge ball is a deadly game that we wouldnt want our children to be playing at all.
Dodge ball is a fun sport if people dont want to play they dont have to so they need to stop winning and just play the sport its the funniest sport in our school so why would they banned it. Taking away dodge ball is like taking away football our basketball or baseball.
Dodge ball is a fun game. It should not be banned in schools because a lot of students like it. Some kids don't like dodge ball, I understand, but the people I know who don't like dodge ball don't because they're lazy and they're afraid of getting hit. If you try your best at this game, no one will think you're weak if you get hit and get out. There are some people who just stand around talking and whine when they get out. Seriously, though, it's their own fault.
It is a great opportunity for all students, allowing them to have fun, play on teams, and even have great laughs. However, they shouldn't use these hard medicine balls or volley balls which can hurt. It would be better to use soft balls so if someone gets hit in the face, they do not get hurt.
The sport should not be banned completely, but limitations should be placed. For example: Only soft balls should be used, students should be allowed to opt out for personal reasons. Rules should be strictly enforced, ie: no throwing at the head. Evenly skilled teams should be selected, ie: not all boys against girls.
In my school, dodgeball is one of the most popular sports in gym. And when we played dodgeball accidents never happened. Banning such a fun sport would be horrible! There is no reason to ban dodgeball. My favorite sport in gym is dodgeball. Except our gym teacher is pretty serious when it comes to dodgeball. This girl in my class used to hide from him when she thought he made a bad call.
I do not believe dodge ball should be banned at schools. I think dodge ball can be a rowdy and fun game, that may pose some risks, but not anymore than any other playground game. The actual game of dodge ball should be safe for children to play, if someone is worried about the safety, find softer balls to throw.
For me dodgeball was always one of the most fun activities we did in gym class. I can understand why some kids didn't like it, but if we stayed away from the unpopular activities we would never do anything very productive. I think dodgeball is a fine gym sport, and not something work banning.
Dodgeball teaches kids to have fun, and they even have foam balls that don't hurt at all. But the point is, it increases their reflexes and life skills. And they still have fun!(: but when I played when I was a kid, it was my favorite game to play then
This game is equal for all because if the big kids just stand there and throw balls there going to get hit that's why everyone does both running and throwing. Also, it teaches kids how to loose. People say that kids shouldn't feel humiliated by losing but we kids need to loose to know what it feels like. The world isn't going to let us win alllllllll the time. Lastly, we need a tough skin. If we go around getting hurt by red rubber balls (its foam now (extra soft)) we will know physical pain and how to deal with it. ( the balls don't even hurt anyways so ya)
In my class I learned that dodgeball teaches you important skills. One being, hand-eye coordination. Kids will be able to use this skill later in life. If there are any unathletic kids, that don't participate in sports, they have a chance to play a team sport. This way they are not in the corner, they actually get to play.