Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

Volleyball

This page draws together volleyball-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Team Coordinated Effort

The game of volleyball is attractive to all types of players, from competitive to recreational, young and old. To play volleyball players need to acquire a few basic skills, learn a few rules, require very little equipment, and can play the game almost anywhere - from the beach to the gym. The aim of the sport is to score more points by hitting the ball with the hands and sending it over the net to the opponent's court.

Recently, Special Olympics was awarded a two-year grant from the SportsUnited Division of the U.S. Department of State to support a coaching fellowship to recruit and train high level Special Olympics coaches and leaders from the United States, Serbia, and Montenegro. A total of 20 fellows from the United States, Serbia, and Montenegro will participate in various 10-day workshops focused on recruiting and training high-level coaches and adapting their skills to work with athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in soccer (football) and volleyball. Learn More

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.

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Upcoming Volleyball Events

  • Sep
    10
    Beach Bump
    Sep 10, 2016
    08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Brigantine
    New Jersey
    Beach Bump

    Serve up a great end to summer and join us for Beach Bump! Beach Bump is a 6-on-6 sand volleyball tournament to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. This co-ed tournament offers a recreation, competitive and unified division. In addition to supporting more than 25,000 athletes throughout New Jersey, you'll get to extend your summer just a little bit longer at this fun-filled event!

    For more information
    Contact: Ashlee Cortes
    Email: amc@sonj.org
    Phone: (609) 896-8000

    Sep 10, 2016
    08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Laguna Grill
    1400 Ocean Avenue
    Brigantine, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    15
    North Central Regional Volleyball
    Oct 15, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Gypsum
    Kansas
    North Central Regional Volleyball

    The North Central Regional Vollebyall will be held October 15 at Southeast of Saline High School. For more information, contact Krystin Guggisberg at guggisbergk@ksso.org.

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    Contact: Krystin Guggisberg
    Email: guggisbergk@ksso.org
    Phone: 785-531-0577

    Oct 15, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Southeast of Saline High School
    5056 KS-4
    Gypsum, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    15
    South Central Regional Volleyball Tournament
    Oct 15, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Bel Aire
    Kansas
    South Central Regional Volleyball Tournament

    South Central Regional Volleyball will be held at Fast Forward Premier Athletic Facility, 5260 N Tolar Dr, Bel Aire, KS. The Competition will begin at 8:00am. For more information, contact Ali Barnard barnarda@ksso.org.

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    More Details
    Contact: Ali Barnard
    Email: barnarda@ksso.org
    Phone: 316-253-4202

    Oct 15, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Fast Forward Premier Athletic Facility
    5260 N Tolar Dr
    Bel Aire, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
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