Sitting Volleyball

For downloadable PDF: Sitting Volleyball Guidelines 
For screen reader friendly PDF version: Sitting Volleyball Guidelines

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.

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Contributing Authors: Bridge II Sports, Triangle Volleyball Club (NC), Paralympic Sport Coaching Guide, U.S. Paralympics, USA Volleyball, University of Central Oklahoma

Guideline Table of Contents
Training and Equipment
Competition and Rules
Groupings
Safety
Glossary
FAQ’s and Resources

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