The sport of volleyball is offered in the fall. Traditional and unified teams compete against each other at the Fall Festival tournament.

Participating in volleyball gives SODE athletes an opportunity to learn a sport often played outside Special Olympics, at picnics and other community gatherings, and thus the chance to successfully participate when those opportunities arise. There are more than 152,000 people participating in the sport worldwide.



  • Traditional Team Competition
  • Unified Team Competition



  • Practices for community teams begin in late August/early September. Athletes must train with a local area program to be eligible to participate in the following events:
  • SODE Qualifying Volleyball Tournament:  Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Wilmington Christian School, Hockessin.  Schedule TBA.  Athletes and Unified Partners who participate in this tournament may advance to the State Tournament
  • The State Volleyball Team Tournament takes place at Fall Festival on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at St. Andrew’s School, Middletown.


If you are brand new to Special Olympics, please visit our "New Athletes/Unified Partners" page.

Current Athletes/Unified Partners can find more information on the SODE area pages:

Kent Wild Kats 
MOT Tigers  
Newark Dragons  
Sussex Riptide  
Wilmington Wizards