Sport Week: 10 things to know about sitting volleyball 1. Sitting volleyball originated in the Netherlands in 1956 as a combination of volleyball and sitzball, a German sport... 2. At first, “standing volleyball” (for athletes with a mobility impairment and can be played standing up) appeared at... ...
Sitting volleyball originated in the Netherlands in 1956 as a combination of volleyball and sitzball, a German sport with no net but seated players. At first, “standing volleyball” (for athletes with a mobility impairment and can be played standing up) appeared at the Toronto 1976 Paralympics as a demonstration sport.
Sitting volleyball was invented in the Netherlands by the Dutch Sport Committee in 1956 as a rehabilitation sport for injured soldiers. In 1958, the first international sitting volleyball contact was held between Germany and Dutch clubteams. It was created as a combination of volleyball and sitzball, a German sport with no net and seated players.
Sitting volleyball is played by two teams of six with the object to land the ball in the opposition’s half of the court. The rules of sitting volleyball are very similar to standing volleyball, however a part of an athlete’s body between the buttocks and the shoulder must be in contact with the court whenever a shot, or attempt at a shot, is made.
The Sitting Volleyball rules are based on the FIVB rules for able-bodied volleyball, with a few minor modifications. It requires a smaller court (10m x 6m) and a lower net (1.15m for men, 1.05m for women), and the game is considerably faster than standing volleyball.
Sitting Volleyball Rules. The court size and height of the net are modified for sitting volleyball. Modifications to gym space are acceptable for local play, as long as both courts are equal in size. Most programs use a normal net that is 1m wide and 10m long, attached to the standards of a 9 x 18m court.
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Watch your sets and see whether they spin or not. Get in the habit of setting without putting spin on the ball and you will likely never be called for a double contact. Typically, volleyball setters that set the ball much slower will tend to contact the ball with more fingers on the ball.