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The game of 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, learn a few rules, require very little equipment, and can play the game almost anywhere – from the beach to the gym. 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.

Participants will be divisioned by Special Olympics South Dakota by age – Senior | 16 years and older and Junior | 8 -15 years old. There must be a minimum of 3 junior teams to have a separate junior division.

This sport offers a Unified option. This gives individuals both with and without intellectual disabilities a chance to compete on the same team. This sport also offers Individual Skills, which gives lower-ability or new athletes a chance to compete and showcase the skills they are learning in that sport.

Athlete Resources

Events Offered

  • Team Volleyball
  • Unified Team Volleyball
  • Individual Volleyball Skills – Overhead Passing (Setting), Serving, and Passing

Competition Season

Volleyball competition takes place in May.

Coaches Resources

Upcoming Volleyball Events

There are no upcoming events.