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Sitting Volleyball

Sitting on the court makes volleyball even more intense, as athletes block, set and spike without leaving the ground. Recovering Soldiers know the challenge of doing familiar things in new ways can make success more meaningful.


  • All matches will be the best two (2) out of three (3) sets.
  • A team must earn 25 points, and have a two-point advantage over their opponent.
  • To win set 3 a team must earn 15 points, and have a two-point advantage over their opponent.


  • Athletes are classified into one (1) of three (3) functional classification categories for team play.
  • Open category – minimal functional limitations; Moderate category – moderate functional limitations; Maximum category – maximum functional limitations.
  • A minimum of two (2) maximum disability athletes are required to play at all times.
  • Only two (2) open or minimum disability athletes may play at any time.


  • A sitting volleyball court is smaller than a standing volleyball court. The dimensions’ measure 10m x 6m, and the net is lower to the ground.
  • The evolution of prosthetics was grown to include sophisticated knees that function much like a human knee to carbon fiber blades worn by the sprinters.
  • In sitting volleyball, a player must have some part of the upper body, bottom to shoulders, in contact with the floor at the moment of ball contact. A player does not have to be in contact with the floor at all times.