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05/23/13

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Volleyball (Sitting)

Sitting Volleyball first introduced in 1956 and is one of the most important team sports for athletes with a disability. The differences between Paralympic and Olympic Volleyball are minimal. Specifically, in Sitting Volleyball the dimensions of the court are smaller, the 'filet' (net) is lower, and the athletes play sitting down.

General View of action during Netherlands v Germany match in the men's Sitting Volleyball preliminaries during the 2000 Paralympic Games. © Matt Turner/AllsportThe sport requires determination, cooperation and good strategy from the participants. Athletes with locomotor disabilities (amputations or other locomotor disabilities) are eligible to participate. In Sitting Volleyball the men and women athletes are not classified into classes as in other sports. However, they must fulfil the conditions of a minimum degree of disability.

The games take place in an indoor court between two teams, in a playing area measuring 10 x 6 metres. Each team consists of six players and up to six substitutes.   RULE DIFFERENCES AND OTHER INFO

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