Duration: We will start at 9 and play until 11 or 12. Some players may leave at 11, but those who remain shouldn't have any issues keeping the court until 12.
Sign Up Policy: 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 has become increasingly important. Don't just show up and expect to play. The original 12 will always get priority, please understand. If you want to come at 4pm and the other group does not show up you will get FIRST priority to play at 4pm IF you have been on our waiting list. AND "A" players only please! Numerous comments about recreational players hindering play. Please see below if you are unsure of your level.
No Show policy: A "no-show" is when you RSVP 'YES' for an event but fail to attend it. Volleyball is a team sport. Be a team player. If you are not going to be able to attend please update your RSVP and let someone else have your spot. Think of it as your responsibility to the team. No-shows hurt the group as it takes a spot away from a member who is willing to come, and prevents organizers from getting a fair headcount for their events. Individuals with three (3) no-shows will be removed from the group. No conversation, no warning and no exceptions.
This event is for High Intermediate (A) level.
Please choose the level that most matches your ability. If you choose a level too high or too low you and other participants will end up disappointed. This event is for A level (you can pass, set, and hit with extremely high consistency).
This event is for A level and above.
A Level (high) 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.
This Meetup IS NOT for Recreation / Beginner level, BB, B or C level play. If you are unsure of your level, please ask.
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.
Cancellation policy. This event will be canceled if there is a lack of interest OR due to weather conditions no later than three hours before the event, at the discretion of the event organizer.
Rules. 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. Double contact (a player contacts the ball twice in succession or the ball contacts various parts of the player’s body successively) is allowed ONLY on hard driven balls.
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 sideways at all when you set it. Anything more than a 1.5 forward or backwards turn of the ball, is counted as an illegal set.
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.
Location. Don White Memorial Park. 705 B Riverside Road. 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.
Feedback. Your feedback on how to improve this meetup is encouraged and appreciated. Remember, this is for fun and no attitudes allowed. :)
See you on the sand!
This event is for Adults... age 18 and up.