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.


General Information

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.


Upcoming Events

  • December 11, 2022 2022 Volleyball League Special Olympics NJ Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrenceville 08648
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • December 18, 2022 2022 Volleyball League Special Olympics NJ Complex
    1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
    Lawrenceville 08648
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • January 7, 2023January 8, 2023 2023 Winter Games – Volleyball Galloway Township Middle School
    100 S Reeds Rd.
    Galloway, New Jersey 08205

Coaching Resources

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.

If you have any questions on coaching, visit our coach section for information.



Additional Volleyball Information

Sports Registration Checklist

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