Disabled volleyball is divided into two major disciplines: sitting and
standing. For the Athens Games, however, only sitting volleyball is on
the Paralympic program. Athens also introduces the first Paralympic
competition for women’s sitting volleyball.
Disabled volleyball follows the same rules as its non-disabled counterpart with a few modifications to accommodate the various disabilities. In
sitting volleyball, the net is about 3 feet high, and the court is 10 x 6 meters with a 2-meter attack line. Players are allowed to block serves, but one “cheek” must be in contact with the floor whenever they make contact with the ball. In
standing volleyball, a mix of disabilities must be represented on the court at all time to equalize the level of play.
Athletes with the following disabilities compete in Volleyball: amputees, spinal cord injured/wheelchair, cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke.
For other informations please check the official documents bellow:
Sitting Volleyball Rules (PDF File)
Standing Volleyball Rules (PDF File)
Differences (PDF File)