Volleyball - The Ideal Sport for People with a Disability
This page has been created with the goal of showing the compatibility and benefits of volleyball as a sport catering to individuals with a disability.
- Volleyball is a uniquely inclusive sport, as it involves people with minor disabilities, as well as people who are more severely disabled. For example, top international sitting teams use setters who are double leg amputees.
- Volleyball is considered an economical discipline, especially for sitting volleyball, since no expensive prostheses or wheelchairs and no specialised equipment is needed. The only facilities needed are: floor space, a rope or net, and a ball.
- As a team sport volleyball can be played by people with a disability as well as able-bodied individuals. It is versatile, being played by youths, juniors, adults and seniors in any combination. Unlike many sports, volleyball can be played at all levels co-educationally, creating a sociable and integrated atmosphere appreciated by all involved.
With such potential for inclusion why not become involved in a social competition and enjoy both the on and off-court benefits of playing volleyball!