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 and learn a few rules. This sport utilizes very little equipment which means you can 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.
The Volleyball Fact Sheet provides general information on the sport’s background, popularity and statistics in the Special Olympics sports world.
The Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for volleyball shall govern all Special Olympics competitions. View the most updated Volleyball Rules.
Article 1 provides general principles established by the Special Olympics Official General Rules that are not found in sport-specific rules. When there is conflict between a sport’s official rules and the general rules, the general rules in Article 1 will be followed.
2024 Winter Games – Volleyball
Galloway Township Middle School
100 S Reeds Rd.
Galloway, New Jersey 08205
Special Olympics New Jersey strives to provide additional sport training to our athletes so that they are at their best when it comes time for training and competition. Please make sure to check back regularly for new and upcoming training resources!
Coaches are encouraged to use the resources below to be as prepared as possible for volleyball training and competition.
- Coaching Guide
- The Art of Coaching Volleyball
- Special Olympics International Volleyball Resource Center
If you have any questions on coaching, visit our coach section for information.
Additional Volleyball Information