Special Olympics wishes to thank the professionals, volunteers, coaches and athletes who helped in the production of the Volleyball Coaching Guide. They have helped fulfill the mission of Special Olympics: to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics welcomes your ideas and comments for future revisions of this guide. We apologize if, for any reason, an acknowledgement has been inadvertently omitted.
Aldis Berzins, Special Olympics, Inc., 1984 Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. men's volleyball team
Scott Buss, Special Olympics Southern California — Volleyball Sports Manager
John Kessel, USA Volleyball — Director, Membership Development & Disabled Programs
Daniel Leake, Special Olympics Virginia and Special Olympics, Inc. — Volleyball Technical Delegate
Maureen Marek, Director, National Unified Volleyball Championships
Ryan Murphy, Special Olympics, Inc.
Joe Sharpless, Special Olympics, Inc. — Volleyball Technical Delegate
Denise Tallon, 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games — Volleyball Sports Commissioner
Special Thanks To the Following for All of Your Help and Support
American Sports Centers — Anaheim, CA USA — Location of Special Olympics Volleyball Video Shoot
Floyd Croxton, Special Olympics, Inc., Athlete
Karch Kiraly, Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Professional Volleyball Player
Dave Lenox, Special Olympics, Inc.
Paul Whichard, Special Olympics, Inc.
Special Olympics North America
Special Olympics Southern California
U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team
||A special thanks to Hugh McCutcheon for his cooperation with making members of the USA National Volleyball Team available for assistance with the demonstrations used in this Guide.|
Video Clips Starring Athletes from Special Olympics Southern California — Orange County
Ana Karina Perez
Video Clips Starring Athletes from The U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team