Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Sitting volleyball

Teams aim to hit a ball over a net and land it within the opposition's court.
Teams have three passes, to form an attacking play, before the ball has to go over the net.
net height 1.15m (men) 1.05 (women)
The player is not allowed to lift his or her bottom from the court
The court is 10 x 6 meters with a 2-meter attack line.

Who Invented Sitting Volleyball
It is played over 60 countries. Sitting volleyball originated in the Netherlands in 1956.  After entering as a demonstration sport during the 1976 Paralympic Games in Toronto, Canada, Sitting Volleyball was first included in competition at the 1980 Paralympic Games in Arnhem, Netherlands.

How the game starts
A back-row player completes an attack hit from the front zone, if at the moment of the hit the ball is entirely higher than the top of the net. Blocking is the action of players close to the net to

intercept the ball coming from the opponents by reaching higher than the top of the net.
Only front-row players are permitted to complete a block.

Click this link to see how to play