Sitting volleyball is a sport that's growing across Canada both amongst able-bodied and disabled athletes alike. Although Canada's sitting volleyball program did not start until 2007, this sport was introduced internationally in 1950 as a rehabilitative sport for World War II veterans.
Today, sitting volleyball enjoys Paralympic Game status (1980 for men; 2004 for women), and it's popularity continues to increase as it offers a unique and enjoyable twist on the traditional sport of volleyball.
While the core and goals of the game are similar to its indoor and beach cousins, sitting volleyball differs in the following ways:
Learn more about the sport with our Sitting Volleyball Information Guide including:
The Ontario Volleyball Association is proud to partner with ParaSport Ontario to promote Sitting Volleyball across the province.
To find out more about the games, please click here to go to the official games website.
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