Sitting Volleyball Exhibition and Clinic | Events
I came. I sat. I conquered. That's the motto of the USA Sitting Volleyball Association. This weekend the Evergreen Region Volleyball Association is hosting an exhibition and clinic to spark the area's interest in the fast paced sport.
Lindsay Walter, of the Evergreen Region, says the idea was born at a board meeting last month. They were discussing the possibility of the ADA passing a law that would require schools to offer sports for disabled students. Volleyball is relatively easy to modify to sitting, so they contacted Elliot Blake, the sitting volleyball coordinator for USA Volleyball and set things in motion.
The event will feature an exhibition game between Seattle's sitting volleyball team and local volleyball coaches. The teams will include both disabled and able body players. The game will be followed by a clinic put on by Elliot Blake. Paralympic sitting volleyball player Heather Erickson will also be on hand teaching skills during the clinic.
Walter says they are looking forward to showcasing what current and future opportunities there are for the sport. She hopes that this event will create enough interest in the sport to start adding it to local club teams. Walter hopes that in the future the association will be able to send a sitting volleyball team to nationals.
Area coaches, schools, hospitals and colleges have been invited to the event. It is taking place during a large volley ball tournament on Sunday, April 14th at the HUB sports center. It is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Exhibition Game: 12:00-1:00 pm
Open Skills Clinic: 1:00-4:00 pm