Volleyball was introduced to Special Olympics in 1983 and is a Fall Sport for Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Volleyball events combine both team and individual skills competitions. Training Season is usually from August to November.

Details for Delaware County Program

***Delaware County hosts 2 separate volleyball trainings (Sunday and Monday). Sunday training takes place in Aston, while monday training takes place in Newtown Square. All athletes are welcome to participate in both (or just one). Please see details below on each training location.***

Sunday TRAINING - Neumann University (Aston)

SOPA Season: Fall (Jul – Nov)

Head Coach: Susan Heaney

What to ExpectSkills only due to Covid-19

Training SpecificsVIRTUALLY on Sunday’s starting Sunday, September 13th.

Competition Dates(1) VIRTUAL Eastern Fall Sectional on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. (2) VIRTUAL Fall Festival on November 6-8th, 2020.

Equipment: We will provide all the required equipment.

Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with a uniform. Athletes are responsible for all other athletic apparel. Sneakers must be worn.

Monday Training - Ellis Athletic Center (Newtown Square)

SOPA Season: Fall (Jul – Nov)

Head Coach: Ann Russo

What to Expect: Skills only due to Covid-19

Training Specifics: VIRTUALLY on Monday’s from 630-730p starting Monday, September 21st.

Competition Dates: (1) VIRTUAL Eastern Fall Sectional on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. (2) VIRTUAL Fall Festival on November 6-8th, 2020.

Equipment: We will provide all the required equipment.

Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with a uniform. Athletes are responsible for all other athletic apparel. Sneakers must be worn.

**IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS** 

ALL athletes must have a current medical (on Special Olympics PA medical form) that runs through the end of the season. If the athlete medical is not up-to-date, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule since it poses a safety risk to the entire program. An up-to-date medical must always be on file with the coach as well as sent to register.sopadelco@gmail.com. To download a copy of medical application, check our resource page. To check on medical expiration date, please go here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gZlc7Rupri51R_2SAgbVRI8DwrOVf2nDOvmssWKBXfo/edit#gid=0

ALL athletes must attend at least 8 trainings and participate in qualifiers to be eligible to compete in State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).

ALL athletes can participate in multiple sports during the same season, but must declare a primary sport for State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).