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Paralympic Sports: Sitting Volleyball

CLASSIFICATION IN SITTING VOLLEYBALL

This is a brief overview of the sport and is in no way legally binding. In all cases the sport specific classification rules will take precedence. Should this page be out of date please contact classification@paralympic.org.

Sitting volleyball athletes may be amputees or have loss of muscular strength or flexibility in a joint. 

 

CLASSES

Being unable to stand is not a requirement for playing sitting volleyball. 

There are two sport classes depending on the severity and impact on the core functions in sitting volleyball: VS1 and VS2 (less impaired). 

Impairments can be either upper or lower limb, or both.  

Teams can have up to two VS2 on the roster.
 

ELIGIBLE IMPAIRMENT TYPES
Impaired muscle power
Athetosis
Impaired passive range of movement
Hypertonia
Limb deficiency
Ataxia
Leg length difference