Since 2015, beach volleyball has been part
of the Special Olympics World Games.
How to play beach volleyball:
Beach volleyball is a specific discipline of volleyball.
Beach volleyball is not played indoors.
It is played outside.
The court is made of sand.
2 teams play against each other.
In Special Olympics, each team has 4 players:
- 2 athletes and
- 2 partners.
The players play the ball only with their hands.
There is a net in the middle of the court.
The players hit the ball over the net.
If the ball falls on the court on their own side,
the other team gets a point.
In Unified Sports®, people with ID and
people without disabilities play sport together.
They also compete together.
The people with ID are called athletes.
The people without disabilities are called partners.
Is beach volleyball a Unified Sport?
There are teams of people with ID.
And there are teams of people with ID and people without disabilities.
How many people play beach volleyball at the World Games?
45 athletes and 45 partners.