Défi sportif AlterGo is getting ready to welcome 4 men’s and 3 women’s sitting volleyball teams for the 2017 ParaVolley Pan American Zonal Sitting Volleyball Championships. This event will be held at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard from the 26 to the 29 of October.
The competition is sanctioned by World ParaVolley and overseen by ParaVolley Pan America. It is a qualifying event for these teams for the 2018 World Championship in the Netherlands. During the Championship, 4 men’s teams from Canada, Brazil, Costa-Rica and the United-States will compete as well as 3 women’s teams from Canada, Brazil and the United-States.
A spectacular sport
Sitting volleyball requires a lot of dexterity. The teams are primarily composed of players with amputations to the lower body. Including the fact that the players are sitting, there are many differences between sitting volleyball and traditional volleyball: the court is smaller, the net is lower and the players must always keep contact with the floor, except during a defensive play in the front or back zones of the court.
You need only watch a game to understand how fast the athletes need to be in order to move around the court and keep the ball in play.
Open to all
The event is open to the general public for the different games, including the men’s and women’s finales, and is free!
Défi sportif AlterGo diversifies its activities
It is the first time that the Défi sportif AlterGo hosts an international competition outside of its annual event that welcomes more than 7000 athletes to compete in the spring. Défi sportif AlterGo is proud to offer its help and expertise to national and international sporting federations in order to organise inclusive sporting events like this Championship. This event helps shed light on Montreal and its contribution to universal accessibility.