Region C Volleyball
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Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.
What is Volleyball?
Volleyball provides the opportunity for athletes to learn the sports skills of the game as well as working with others. Individuals who wish to participate in volleyball can compete in Individual Skills Competition to develop basic volleyball skills. Athletes also have the opportunity to compete with their non-disabled peers on teams in Unified volleyball.
As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.
Individuals and teams in Illinois who participate in volleyball compete locally at Region Qualifying events. They are then eligible to advance to state Championships at the Fall Games held in Rockford in October.
Volleyball Events Offered in Illinois
- Team Volleyball
- Modified Team Volleyball
- Individual Skills Competition (Forearm Pass, Overhead Set, Serve)
- Unified Team Volleyball
- The entry deadline for Fall Games is Monday, October 2nd. Please be ready to submit your entry paperwork to your region (including updating the game summary google doc ) on Monday by noon. We appreciate your help with the quick turnaround.
- Finally, we will be advancing all gold at the 2023 Volleyball Qualifier.
Team Registration: 7:30 am
Beginning Match Play: 9:00 am
Please Join us at 8:45a in the fieldhouse for Opening Ceremonies- the Honor Guard will present the colors and we will be joined by representatives from York High School, Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Police Department. Each team will also receive a gift courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst! Please encourage your team and families to attend.
We will be using Door 4 ONLY.
Athletes, Coaches and Spectators must provide their own PPE.
The Elmhurst Police Benevolent Athletic Association will be sponsoring a sub sandwich lunch with chips and a water. There will be no food or drink (other than water) allowed in any of the gyms. Please help us respect our host facility’s rules.
Results will be available the week of Oct 1st.
Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.