Region I Volleyball

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:


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.

View the 2021 Region I Volleyball Results Here!

Volleyball Events Offered in Illinois


  • Team Volleyball


  • Modified Team Volleyball


  • Unified Team Volleyball

Competition Information

This event is a team competition with the teams divisioned and scheduled to play at certain times. Teams consist of traditional, modified and unified divisions. We try to follow the schedule as closely as possible, but please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Volunteer Information

Please click the button below to register to volunteer.

Facility Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Event Information

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Teams should bring their own water bottles and mask.


Awards will be presented once the divisions have completed their matches. Registration paperwork will be turned in by those teams that receive gold. Fall Games paperwork will be located in your coaches packet.


We will have water on site, as well as water fountains that athletes can refill their personal water bottles. Lunch is TBD.

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.



Sep 25 2022


8:00 am - 2:00 pm




Richard E Workman Sports & Wellness Complex
1301 N Maple, Effingham, IL 62401
Jackie Mendoza


Jackie Mendoza
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