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The following rules and guidelines have been put in place to help schedule organized events that help match player skill levels and minimize no shows and late bailers.
This group strives for a fun, social and competitive atmosphere. Please try act in a sportsman like manner. Respect your fellow players. It is just a game. No attitudes. Always go 110% but remember to play nice, share, and focus on the development of friendships rather than egos. We succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
First Time -- Contact Organizer to Confirm Skill Level BEFORE signing up
Any new member wishing to play at a BB level event MUST contact the organizer BEFORE signing up to confirm their experience and skill set. This includes any current member who wishes to move up to the BB level. In your profile or by e-mail, please describe your sand volleyball experience and your skill level and in particular if you have played 4's, 3's or 2's in an organized setting. If you were referred by another member who can vouch for your skill level, please specify who. The organizer may require that you first be observed to confirm your ability to play. If you sign up for your first event without contacting the organizer, your RSVP will be removed. If you do not agree with the level that you are placed at, you are more than welcome to find another group to play at your desired level.
If you are unsure of your level, please email me.
As a courtesy to those signing up -- ONLY those signing up are guaranteed a spot to play. If you do not sign up or you are on the waiting list, but show up you will not play unless there is an open spot, e.g. someone leaves or volunteers / shares their spot.
This event is for BB level and above.
BB Level (high intermediate) description
This level is for skilled players who are at the upper end of Intermediate and are more consistent with their skills. Players can control the ball more consistently and are aware and capable of passing, setting and spiking and play 3 hit volleyball at all times. This is for players close to being at the advanced level but needing to improve their consistency and strategy. Players at this level have a good understanding of the rules, and be proficient at all of the skills required. Ability to control the ball and passing, setting and spiking is done on a more consistent basis. Players are strong defensively and able to dig balls.
If you feel a player is signed up for a level above their skills, please notify me. All information will remain confidential and I or one of the other organizers will watch the player to see if they are playing at a meet up that matches their level.
No Shows and Late Bail Outs
No-shows and late bail outs hurt the group. A "no-show" is when you RSVP 'YES' for an event but fail to attend it. Any RSVP change less than 12 hours before an event is considered to be a " late bail out". Volleyball is a team sport. Be a team player. If you are not going to be able to attend please update your RSVP more than 12 hours before the event and let someone else have your spot. Think of it as your responsibility to the team. Individuals with three (3) no-shows or (3) late bail outs (in any combination) will be removed from the group. No conversation, no warning and no exceptions.
Past experience shows that guests often do not show up for events. To avoid this, in general to sign up for a volleyball event, you must be a member of the Atlanta Volleyball Meetup group. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis – please contact the organizer.
The Rules that we will be playing by are:
1. No open handed passing
2. No carries (that includes open handed dinks or "indoor dinks")
3. No hand setting over the net
4. No double contact (a player contacts the ball twice in succession or the ball contacts
various parts of the player’s body successively)
5. No hitting the net
6. No illegal sets. The ball must be contacted cleanly and not held (including lifted, pushed, caught, carried or thrown). The ball cannot spin when you set it. Anything more than a 3/4 turn of the ball, is counted as an illegal set. Note: there is a common misconception that hand sets can be judged based on the number of rotations by the ball in the air. However, rotation of a set ball may indicate a held ball or multiple contacts during the set but in itself is not a fault.
All games are played by rally scoring. This means every mistake is a point for the other team. If you miss a serve, miss a hit, or miss a block, the other team gets a point.
One sand court at Don White Memorial Park. About a quarter mile east of Highway 9 and Riverside Park. The exact location of the court is few dozen yards south of Riverside Road and further west from the the bridge than is indicated by the push pin on the Google Map that was auto generated.
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, complaints - please drop me a line and I would be more than happy to address the situation. Your feedback on how to improve this meetup is encouraged and appreciated.
Welcome and see you in the sand.
This event is for Adults... age 18 and up.