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Volleyball

Volleyball England

Contact Name
Head Office
Contact Email
info@volleyballengland.org
Contact Telephone
01509 227722

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Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 - Thu, 21 Mar 2019

What is Volleyball?

It's an energetic team game that can be played at the beach, in the garden, indoors and even in the pool!

It doesn't matter how old you are, how fit you are or whether you're able bodied or disabled. Volleyball is loads of fun and a very social game. It's the only hi-energy, zero body contact, mixed team sport you can play indoors and outdoors - whatever your ability.

As a sport, volleyball requires skill, fitness, strategic thinking and the desire to play as part of a team, but whatever level you play at, volleyball can enhance your life, improving fitness and coordination.

Sitting Volleyball is another version of Volleyball that has been adapted to allow anyone to participate including those with a disability.

Benefits

  • Volleyball for an hour burns approximately 780 calories.
  • Striking the ball strengthens the upper body, arms and shoulders
  • The movement around the court builds the thigh and lower leg muscles.
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Develops faster reflexes.
  • As a team game, it is an excellent way to develop communication skills and learn to work effectively with other people.

Involvement

You can get a casual game going almost anywhere, be it the park, the beach, your back garden, university or even a swimming pool; all that is needed is a net and a ball. For more regulated play, clubs throughout the UK run training sessions and leagues for players of all abilities.

Equipment

There are no specific pieces of kit required to play volleyball, with most people choosing to wear a t-shirt, shorts and trainers. Some players choose to use knee pads and elbow pads to provide protection from falls when playing on an indoor court.

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

Partners

  • O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
    Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
    Active Rutland

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Rutland
    Equality Standard
  • Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
  • Sport England
    H&B LSA