Dodgeball is less violent than football, basketball, or volleyball. Sure I got hit with plenty of dodgeballs, but I also got trampled and broke my finger in basketball, completely threw off my knees in volleyball, and I got a lot more long term damage from THAT than I did dodgeball.
Oh and the fact that my back is probably going to pain me for the rest of my life from riding at seventeen is great too, right? Never had that from dodgeball.
Got slammed into the wall once during mat ball. Going to eliminate that too?
Softball hit me in the face ones and I got a major black eye. Now you wanna talk about PAIN, talk about THAT!
If nothing can be learned from dodgeball, nothing can be learned from those either.
Either way, all of those are going to teach you one thing: Do your hardest and you won't be in the firing zone!
I remember even being in elementary school, one kid punched another one. The kid got a bloody lip, no huge production, the little brat in question got sent to the principle and after that no problem. No lawsuit, no problem, never happened again but the kid with the smart mouth sure shut up fast.
What happens when you coddle people is they get confident. Real confident. Arrogant, spoiled, never learn to take a hit or grin and bear the pain because they've never felt it before. No one will know how to work. Sometimes those confident killers are a major blessing to everyone. Sobers you up pretty fast.