Best Answer

Dodgeball has its origins in Africa. The sport was played there more than 200 years ago. It was not a fun game there with rocks and putrefied matter being used instead of soft balls. It was used by the tribes to practice agility and ruthlessness. Dr James H. Carlisle witnessed this and replaced the rocks with a leather ball and brought the game to England with him during his travels.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2014-08-22 03:12:54
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides
See all Study Guides
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How did dodgeball become a sport?
Write your answer...
Related questions

What sport uses the ball as defense?

You can use the ball as defense in the sport of dodgeball.

What experienced increased popularity due to a movie named after the sport?


Is dodgeball an Olympic sport?


Is dodgeball a game hobby or sport?

dodge ball is a sport

Is dodgeball a pro sport?


When was dodgeball made a sport?


What is a sport that has nine letters?


What sport to be palyed in the moon?


Should dodgeball be an olympic sport?


What experinced popularity due to a movie named after the sport?


What is the percent of students that enjoy dodge ball?

There hasn't been a study on the popularity of dodgeball among students yet. But recently dodgeball has become increasingly prominent in the interests of students, leading to fundraisers and tournaments related to the sport. One could easily surmise that dodgeball is notably popular within schools.

Unscramble sport or hobby blade gold?


What is the sport called when you run away from the balls?


Can you use a bowling ball to play dodgeball?

While a person has the ability to take a bowling ball and throw it at someone in the sport of dodgeball, it is strongly discouraged as the ball is not designed for the sport and can inflict injury.

Is dodgeball a sport?

Yes and No. Dodge ball has all of the qualities a sport needs, but it is a small game.

What experienced popularity due to a movie named after the sport?


What is the most popular sport for Chinese?

table tennis or dodgeball

How many people play dodgeball?

Dodgeball is an unofficial school sport, and is often played from elementary school to high school. It is impossible to get an exact number.

Why is dodgeball a good sport to play?

You get to hit people with a ball on purpose.

What experienced increase popularity due to a movie named after the sport?


Is dodgeball consisdered a sport?

Yes, you do know you had to go into the sports category to get to the dodge ball category right.

Who is the best girl dodgeball player?

Sense it is an unofficial sport, it is impossible to determine the "best" female player.

How do you spell dodgeball?

That is the correct spelling of the one-word noun "dodgeball" (a game). It can also be used for the specific balls designed for the game. The two-word form "dodge ball" is also used for the sport.

Is dodgeball a hobby game or sport?

If you think about, it's a hobby becuz isaac newton and Larry King said so. clearly you havnt played. its a sport

Can dodgeball relieve stress?

Any sport can relieve stress. Playing a sport or doing something active can easily relieve stress because you'r in a state of a physical activity.