Sitting volleyball (sometimes known as Paralympic volleyball), is volleyball for disabled athletes entered the Paralympic Games as a demonstration sport for amputees in 1976 in Toronto Canada and played as a medal sport thereafter.*
*Source: Wikipedia/Sitting Volleyball
Club Sitting Volleyball can be played by anyone, and Club Tournaments are open to all individuals and skill levels. The young, the old, men, women, girls, boys, the disabled, and the able-bodied are welcome to play. In fact, by eliminating jumping, which can be adversely affected by disability or age, Sitting Volleyball puts all players on a level playing field and brings disabled and able-bodied individuals together to play an enjoyable sport without limiting anyone’s abilities.
In order to be a member of the US National Sitting Volleyball Team or to qualify for Sitting Volleyball in the Paralympics, athletes must have a physical disability that limits their ability to play the game of Volleyball as we know it: standing up. This typically includes athletes who are affected by amputation (of the arm or leg), major knee tears, polio, knee or hip replacements, or any major muscle loss.