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.

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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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Volleyball Events

  • May
    06
    Unified Volleyball Tournament
    Sat May 06, 2017
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Smithfield
    Rhode Island
    USA

    Unified Volleyball Tournament

    Sat May 06, 2017
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    The Unified Volleyball Tournament will be held at Bryant University in Rhode Island on Saturday, May 6th from 10am - 3pm. 200 athletes and partners will be participating in this fun sporting event!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Bryant University
    1150 Douglas Pike
    Smithfield, Rhode Island
    USA
  • May 19 - May 21
    Louisiana State Summer Games
    Fri May 19 - Sun May 21, 2017
     
    Hammond
    Louisiana
    USA

    Louisiana State Summer Games

    Fri May 19 - Sun May 21, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Powerlifting and Unified Volleyball. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


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    Venue(s)
    Southeastern Louisiana University
    Hammond, Louisiana
    USA
  • Jun 01 - Jun 03
    2017 Michigan Summer Games
    Thu Jun 1 - Sat Jun 03, 2017
     
    Mount Pleasant
    Michigan
    USA

    2017 Michigan Summer Games

    Thu Jun 1 - Sat Jun 03, 2017
     

    The State Summer Games is the largest Special Olympics Michigan event with 2,600 SOMI athletes along with an additional 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members and spectators attending each year. Ten types of competition are offered at the State Summer Games each year, including athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, power lifting, swimming, weightlifting, volleyball, developmental athletics and motor activities training program. Athletes compete in State Summer Games after qualifying at local competitions throughout the year. The State Summer Games is one of six annual statewide competitions for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Special Olympics Michigan programs are offered at no cost to the athletes or their families.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Central Michigan University
    1200 South Franklin Street
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    USA
    See above
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