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). Please see details below on each training location.***

Sunday TRAINING w/Coach Sue - TBD Location

SOPA Season: Fall (Jul – Nov)

Head Coach: Susan Heaney

What to ExpectVarious levels of 6v6 volleyball, skills.

Training SpecificsTypically held Sunday afternoon. Check here on specific start dates.

Competition DatesEastern Fall Sectional @ DeSales University & Fall Festival @ Villanova.

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 w/Coach Ann - TBD Location

SOPA Season: Fall (Jul – Nov)

Head Coach: Ann Russo

What to Expect: 6v6, skills

Training SpecificsTypically held Monday evening. Check here on specific start dates.

Competition DatesEastern Fall Sectional @ DeSales University & Fall Festival @ Villanova.

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).