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Volleyball

 

 

 

 

Athletes participating in Special Olympics Volleyball benefit from the camaraderie that comes from competing in a team sport, as well as the training that enables them to successfullyserve and return volleyball. Special Olympics Volleyball also offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic volleyball skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team competition. These skills include volleying, serving and passing.

 

Special Olympics athletes can also participate in Unified Sports® Volleyball Team Competition. Special Olympics Unified Sports is a program that combines Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (partners) on sports teams for training and competition. In Unified Sports softball, a team shall never exceed three athletes and three partners. Each team shall have a non playing head coach responsible for the line-up and conduct of the team during competition

 

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.

 

Volleyball Facts

 

Volleyball was introduced to Special Olympics in 1983.

1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games in North Carolina, United States, hosted 335 athletes who formed 17 female teams, 13 male teams and nine unified sports teams. In addition to 11 athletes who participated in Individual skills competitions.

259 athletes from 20 teams competed in volleyball at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin, Ireland.

Today 2120 Special Olympics athletes from MENA region   compete in volleyball.

Volleyball Events

Team Competition

Unified Sports Team Competition

The following volleyball events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:

Modified Team Competition

Individual Skills Competition

Volleyball Juggle

Volleyball Pass

 

Volleyball Toss and Hit

 

 

 

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Special Olympics MENA Regional Headquarters:

Executive Staff:

Eng. Hany Mahmoud, Board Chair

Dr. Zohair Ammar, Interim National Director 

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Address: 35 Gizeret El Arab St., Mohandesseen, Giza, Egypt.

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