Region C Volleyball Skills
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.
Volleyball Events Offered in Illinois
- Team Volleyball
- Modified Team Volleyball
- Individual Skills Competition (Forearm Pass, Overhead Set, Serve)
- Unified Team Volleyball
Individual Skills: Athletes will rotate through each of the 3 skills. Each agency will be grouped with their own agency and coaches will be asked to help with facilitating (tossing, being a target, retrieving volleyballs).
Park District of LaGrange will be providing the indoor gymnasium (All 4 courts). This area of the Park District will be closed to the public. Restrooms are available throughout the park district. PPE’s must be worn while in the Park District.
Team check-in and competition times will be assigned by agency.
Athletes should plan to bring their own water bottle and PPE, along with proper athletic gear (gym shoes). Agencies should bring their own volleyballs if possible.
Final Divisions will be created after the competition based on athletes final score. Award certificates will be sent to all coaches. There will not be an awards ceremony.
No food or water will be provided. Please encourage teams to eat before they arrive. Athletes will be responsible for providing their own food, snacks and beverages.
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.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the in-person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
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.