Region D Volleyball Teams

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 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

Competition Information

Match play: Traditional match play will consist of co-ed teams made up for six to 12 players on each team.

Final divisions are created prior to competition. Schedule is open for court assignments per division.

Facility Information

Courts will used for team play. Bathrooms are available, as well as parking.

Event Details

Volunteer check in – 8:00 AM
Team check in – 8:30 AM
Competition will begin at 9:00 AM
Awards – Immediately following competition
Competition ends – 2:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


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Lunch is provided to athletes and coaches on a 3:1 ratio. Registered volunteers will be provided lunch as well.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state tournaments, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at www.soill.org. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter.  

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

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. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:



Sep 16 2023


8:30 pm - 2:00 pm




Chicago Hope Academy
2189 Bowler Chicago, IL 60612


Caitlin Tipre
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