Lima’s Miraflores neighborhood has recently debuted a new sports program geared towards their handicapped population: sitting volleyball.
Sitting volleyball first originated in the 1950’s in the Netherlands, combining the games of volleyball and a German game by the name of Sitzb.
The rules of sitting volleyball are similar to those of regular volleyball, but slightly different. For example, while there are still the same six people to a team as in regular volleyball, in sitting volleyball the size of the court is condensed and players are able to block the serve. (more…)