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, utilize very little equipment, and play the game almost anywhere. 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.

Special Olympics volleyball is a winter sport where athletes train and compete from October through January with the hopes of competing at the state Winter Games.

Local Training Programs should visit our winter competition page to register athletes for Winter Games.

Available Events

Traditional team competition

Criteria for Advancement

  • Teams are required to compete in league play to advance to the State Tournament.
  • Individual athletes may only miss two league games maximum in order to be eligible to advance to the State Tournament.

General Guidelines

Teams must be properly uniformed with shirts, shorts and sneakers.

Sports Registration Checklist

Read through and complete this checklist of to-dos before signing up for a local program.