Sitting Volleyball Training and Equipment

Training for Coaches

Training for coaches is made available through USA  Volleyball or local Paralympic sport programs on sitting volleyball. This training will include a general overview of adaptive athlete safety, best practices, risk management (liability, conducting a safe practice session, boundaries with coaches, positive communication), competition, and rules.

Training Adapted Athletes

Training for skill is dependent on the coach to assess and manage group players safely and appropriate according to skill. When you’re training athletes with disabilities, educate the athletes to know their body. It is important to check for:

  • Dehydration/urine output color
  • Skin/pressure sores
  • Overheating
Equipment

State of the art sitting volleyball equipment

  • Telescoping volleyball poles
  • Competition regulated volleyball netting
  • Padding, standards, antennas
  • Balls
  • Court marking (use approved floor tape to outline a court using the sitting volleyball’s smaller sized court dimensions)

 Work with what you have

  • Flip the net upside down (use existing net)
  • Padding, poles, antennas (use basic equipment from school’s existing program)
  • Balls (from existing stand up program)
  • Court marking (use approved floor tape to outline a court using the sitting volleyball’s smaller sized court dimensions)

The Striker seen below is used for athletes with a Spinal Cord Injury and no trunk control.

The design provides both support and independence. It was engineered to be adaptable to different types of physical conditions by providing more or less restriction and support.

 

striker

 

Guideline Table of Contents
Overview
Competition and Rules

Groupings
Safety
Glossary
FAQ’s and Resources