Sitting volleyball: powerful actions from a seated position


Perhaps the word "parasports" sounds familiar to you. During the Lotto Cup Finals, you could enjoy sitting volleyball between matches. Seated volleyball or G-volleyball is the paralympic variant for players with physical disabilities. 

In sitting volleyball, you also play 6-6, but on a smaller court. Players are required to keep contact between their seat or torso and the floor when playing the ball. The playing field measures 6 by 10 metres, which is smaller than that of indoor volleyball (9 by 18 metres). The net that divides the court in two is 115 centimetres high for men and 105 centimetres for women.

Although sitting volleyball is currently still limited in Belgium, there are some clubs that offer the parasport, where people with physical disabilities as well as those without participate. Volley Vlaanderen is actively looking for more clubs that want to cooperate to further develop sitting volleyball.

G-Sport Vlaanderen supports Volley Vlaanderen in its integration policy.