Athletes participating in Special Olympics Volleyball benefit from the camaraderie that comes from competing in a team sport, as well as the training that enables them to successfully serve and return a volleyball.

Special Olympics Volleyball also offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic volleyball skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team competition. These skills include volleying, serving and passing.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.


  • Team Competition
  • Unified Sports Team Competition
For Coaches: For Athletes & Unified Partners:

Steps to becoming a coach
SOMO Rules

SOI Rules

National Governing Body Rules: USA Volleyball

Individual Skills Form
Team Roster Form
Low Motor Entry Form



Steps to becoming an athlete

Physical form
Consent form
Unified Partner form
Class A for adult Unified Partners
Class A for minor Unified Partners

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Athlete's Oath

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."  


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