PLAYED EVERY SATURDAY 10:00 – 11:30
Paralympic Volleyball (also known as Sitting Volleyball) follows the same rules as its non-disabled counterpart with a few modifications to accommodate the various disabilities. In sitting volleyball, the net is about 3.5 feet high, and the court is 10 x 6 meters with a two-meter attack line. Players are allowed to block serves, but one “cheek” must be in contact with the floor whenever they make contact with the ball. In standing volleyball, a mix of disabilities must be represented on the court at all time to equalize the level of play.
Sitting volleyball competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as amputation/limb loss, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users and cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke.
Description Courtesy of TEAMUSA.ORG
If you’d like to check out our Sitting Volleyball Ambassador, Nicky Nieves at work in Rio – check out the video below.