The Volleyball-Sitting (VS) event was introduced at the Arnhem 1980 Paralympics. The sport was

then governed by the World Organization for Volleyball for the Disabled (WOVD). In 2008, there are
athletes from about 50 countries practising the sport. A high level of teamwork, skill, strategy and
intensity is needed in this para sport.

     Male and female athletes with a physical disability are eligible to participate and must fulfill the
conditions of a minimum degree of disability. The para athletes can come from the categories of
Physical Impair (PI), Cerebral-Palsy (CB), para athletes shall need to be classified by qualified classifiers before they are allowed to participate in the sports.

     The object of the sport is that each team's goal is to pass the ball over the net and to touch the
ball on the ground of the opposing team side. Teams consist of mixed classification classes in male
and female events, with six on court at one time.


     The rules of the game is quite similar to that of the normal volleyball except that at all times the
athlete's pelvis must touch the ground and the service block is allowed. Because Volleyball Sitting
requires a smaller court (10m x 6m) and lower net, the game is considerably faster than the standing
version. The game lasts up to five sets and the winning team is the first to win three sets. The team
winning the set is the one to reaches 25 points, with at least a two-point lead except for the deciding
set (set 5) where the ceiling point is 15.


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Cailiang Lu


ParaVolley Asian Oceania



Glenn Stewart

Sport Director

ParaVolley Asian Oceania



Hadi Rezaei


ParaVolley Asian Oceania