Parapan 101: Sitting Volleyball

sitting volleyball

Sitting Volleyball is an adapted version of volleyball for athletes with disabilities including amputees, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, brain injuries and stroke. It was first introduced as a demonstration sport at the 1976 Summer Paralympic Games in Toronto, Ontario, and was then officially added to the 1980 Paralympic Games in Arnhem, Netherlands.

The rules governing the sport is mostly the same as standard volleyball, except players must have one buttock touching the floor when making contact with the ball.

Results from 2011 Parapan Am Games

Event                    Men

Gold                       Brazil

Silver              United States

Bronze                Canada

Click here for more results.

Venue for 2015

CIBC Pan Am/ Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House, 875 Morningside Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

Read our other Parapan 101 articles:

Parapan 101: Goalball
Parapan 101: Boccia
Parapan 101: Wheelchair Tennis
Parapan 101: Archery
Parapan 101: Football
Parapan 101: Wheelchair Basketball

Power Hockey Athlete with TPWHL, Passionate Sports Writer, Huge supporter of the Paralympics and para sports, Accessibility Ambassador, Co-Founder of Equal Grounds.


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