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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

Volleyball

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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

  • Apr 20 - Apr 22
    Special Olympics Brazil National Games
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    Fri Apr 20 - Sun Apr 22, 2018
     
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    Suzano
    São Paulo
    Brazil

    Special Olympics Brazil National Games

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    Fri Apr 20 - Sun Apr 22, 2018
     

    180 athletes and teammates and 50 coaches from 7 states will participate in our National Games in: athletics; unified basketball; unified bocce; judo; rhythmic gymnastics; swimming; open water; tennis; table tennis; unified futsal; unified beach volleyball.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Parque Municipal Max Feffer
    Av. Roberto Simonsen, S/N – Jd. ImperadorT
    Suzano, São Paulo
    Brazil
    02 indoor courts 06 outdoor courts 02 beach volleyball courts 02 soccer fields 01 Skate 04 chess tables 01 walking trail 01 indoor swimming pool 08 tennis courts
  • May 18 - May 20
    Louisiana State Summer Games
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    Fri May 18 - Sun May 20, 2018
     
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    Hammond
    Louisiana
    USA

    Louisiana State Summer Games

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    Fri May 18 - Sun May 20, 2018
     

    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.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Southeastern Louisiana University
    500 W University Ave.
    Hammond, Louisiana
    USA
  • May 25 - May 26
    Special Olympics Uganda National Games
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    Fri May 25 - Sat May 26, 2018
     
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    Kampala
    Uganda

    Special Olympics Uganda National Games

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    Fri May 25 - Sat May 26, 2018
     

    Athletics, Football, Swimming, Volleyball will take place

    Venue(s)
    location
    Lugogo Sports Complex
    Plot 2-10 Coronation Avenue , National Council of Sports Complex Lugogo
    Kampala
    Uganda
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  • May 31 - Jun 02
    State Summer Games
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    Thu May 31 - Sat Jun 02, 2018
     
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    Mount Pleasant
    Michigan
    USA

    State Summer Games

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    Thu May 31 - Sat Jun 02, 2018
     

    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. The State Summer Games is proudly presented by SpartanNash, the only Statewide Premier Gold Medallion Partner of Special Olympics Michigan.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Central Michigan University
    2400 East Campus Drive
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    USA
  • Jun 10 - Jun 12
    Special Olympics Kenya 50th Anniversary National Games
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    Sun Jun 10 - Tue Jun 12, 2018
     
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    Nairobi
    Kenya

    Special Olympics Kenya 50th Anniversary National Games

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    Sun Jun 10 - Tue Jun 12, 2018
     

    Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Cycling, Football, Golf, Handball, Swimming, Volleyball, and Beach Volleyball.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Safaricom Stadium
    Kasarani
    Nairobi
    Kenya
  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
    location
    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.