Sitting Volleyball



  • Teams may enter a maximum of 12 players. Teams may be composed of athletes of the same gender or mixed gender.
  • The tournament consists of pool and bracket play formats. Upon completion of pool play, pool winners will advance to bracket play and determines which teams contest the Bronze and Gold Medal matches.


  • Athletes are classified into one of three classification categories based on functional physical limitations: Minimum category = minimal functional limitations; Moderate category = moderate functional limitations; and Maximum category = maximum functional limitations.
  • A team must always have six players on the court. The maximum number of any ONE classification MINIMUM, MODERATE, or MAXIMUM players on the court at any one time is five players. Any other combination of classifications is permitted to field the court with six players.

Did you know?

  • A sitting volleyball court is smaller than a standing volleyball court. The dimensions measure 10m x 6m, and the net is lower to the ground.
  • The evolution of prosthetics has grown to include sophisticated knees that function much like a human knee, to carbon fiber blades worn by the sprinters.
  • In sitting volleyball, a player must have some part of the upper body (bottom to shoulders), in contact with the floor at the moment of ball contact.
  • A player does not have to be in contact with the floor at all times.