Sitting volleyball is team sport that can be played by all individuals and skill levels. In fact, by eliminating jumping, which can be adversely affected by disability or age, sitting volleyball puts all players on an equal playing field and brings disabled and able bodied individuals together to play an enjoyable sport without limiting anyone’s abilities.
The guidelines are intended to educate and empower coaches in schools on how to start integrated programs that allow youth with physical disabilities to play competitive sitting volleyball in the school environment. If numbers grow, the integrated team may develop into an adapted team. Athletes who may play are included in the glossary. The goal is to develop fair competitive sports opportunities in schools so that youth with disabilities can play.
The sport of sitting volleyball allows a diverse group of athletes to play. For the purpose of development, the teams will be mixed gender until there are enough athletes to have female and male teams.
Additional Online Resources
- Jenna Hinton: Assistant Director, Sitting Volleyball Coordinator, Triangle Volleyball Club, North Carolina – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ashley Thomas: Founder and Executive Director of Bridge II Sports, North Carolina – Ashley@bridge2sports.org
- Elliot Blake: Sitting Volleyball and Athlete Recruitment Coordinator, USA Volleyball/University of Central Oklahoma – email@example.com
- John Kessel: USA Volleyball – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching and Coaching Volleyball for the Disabled