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Hey guys, 

I had a great time during our holiday party on Sunday. It was a really fun time, and i hope you all had a good time too. I thought it was great getting to know you guys deeper then just a volleyball athlete level. I vote we do another party like this in the future =].  I also want to thank everyone that brought snacks and drinks, it was very generous and much appreciated! 

Now this Sunday is on as of now. I'm worried that a lot of people may not make it since its right in between new years and Christmas. Therefore, this Sunday is subject to cancellation if we don't have over 14 members that RSVP before Saturday. If you do RSVPéd, please check your email and meetup before coming to make sure that the games are still on. Ill write out emails if its cancelled. I'm thinking that we will be okay though because i spoke to a lot of you last night and the general consensus is that you will be able to make it. 

Like always, have a great week everyone! 


---------------------Basic rules for Game-day-----------------------


1. You have RSVP’ed

2. You have not been suspended for RSVP'íng and being a no-show (only if it happens a lot, so dont worry if it happened to you once.)

3. You pay $10 entrance fee when you come in to play

[b]Game Play[/b][u][/u]:

Games go to 16 or 21 points (rally scoring), depending if there's a team switching in every match.

-Competitive play will use men's regulation height nets and the recreational (intermediate) players will use women's regulation height nets.

-If the ball touches the ceiling and lands on your side it is still in play, if it hits the ceiling and lands on opposing side, then it is out. 

- If ball hits projector it is a redo.

-If ball touches net on serve it is fair game (Since we're playing on rally scoring)

-No excessive net touching for offense or defense (keep in mind that is you touch the net at all it should be technically an offense and the other team automatically gets the point.)

-Both Rec. and Comp. players should be able to play 3 touches. Although we have a Rec. side; all players should have a basic understanding of the rules.

...I’ll add to this list for things that i missed

-------------------------------Competitive. Vs Recreational---------------------------

I have received a couple request from members that want me to clarify the difference between rec and comp. So here is a little list to help you determine what side to play on when you come on game day =]


-be able to serve the ball over the net (over hand or underhand)

-be able to set and bump to pass volleyball to other members on your team. 

- Understand basic rules of volleyball


-be prepared for intense games with players that have experience

- You NEED to have experience playing volleyball. 

-don't get upset at club organizer for being spike at =p

Hope this kinda helped some of our new members out!

------------------------------Important Club Information----------------------------

-We try and split up the players into recreational and competitive groups. Far side of the gym is for Rec. Players, and the court near the entrance is for the Competitive players. 

-You don't have to commit to a group, if you want to play competitive but feel like its too much then switch over to the rec group. And Vise Versa.

-If you arrive late to the game, you need to wait until the game in progress is finished to join your team. Inserting people in the middle of the game disrupts the flow of the game, and it's not fair to players that arrived on time.

- Max players for either side of the gym is 18, meaning 2 teams of six, and 1 team resting per category. I was told that we want to have breaks, so by having the extra team, each team can rest at least every two games (on a full day).

-DO NOT show up unless you have confirmed it through the meetup or are coming as a members plus 1.

- If you RSVP that you are going, please show up. I will suspend members that are repeat offenders

-This league is for people that want to be fit and socialize with others. Join if you are 17 years or older, are in an intermediate level or higher of volleyball, understand the rules for this meetup.


- We have the court for 2.5 hours, so don't come late!

- I don't mind people bringing in friends to play, the more people we have the more fun it will be. If you are constantly having the same 'plus 1' then please have them sign up for the group. This will help us be more organized during our meetups.

-If you are inviting more then 2 people, send me a message so i can approve it, I just want to make sure we don't overbook.

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  • Lanh P.

    We all can maximize our playing time by showing up at 4:30pm, keep the net setup and warm up time to 15 minutes (4:45pm), start formulate teams and play at 4:45pm. We can at least get 2 additional games per court if we can organize this way.
    Currently we start playing after 5:00pm. We are losing time while waiting for everyone to show up around 5:00pm and still requires warm up.

    2 · January 3, 2014

    • Al


      Thanks for your legitimate input. Over 110 "active" members, ONLY two courts. I am sensibly assuming that management will certainly LIMIT, allow only NO more than 36 players (unless management allows 40 players, a 7th player for each team which in my opinion is EXCESSIVE when all teams will be "obligated" to sit out one-third of games)............I AGREE that all concerned aspire to be present and ready to play with a 10 minute warm-up beginning at 4:30 PM if nets are punctually erected.
      The majority of us are "serious" players, drive long distances to play here, and are don't look forward to sitting around and making small talk.... We do our talking on the court :)

      January 3, 2014

  • Al

    Apparently this VB group is becoming "somewhat" popular. "V-Baller" membership has exploded during the past month and courts are becoming crowded consequently limiting actual playing time for some.......

    If applicable and of course depending upon building availability, possibly Friday nights might be also available for VB? No work, no early AM wakeup for "most" attendees the next day, Saturday....

    Possible to start OFFICIAL VB play at 4:30 PM on Sunday eves? The extra one half hour will allow more VB play for attending members IF scheduling permits and VB popularity continues.......

    Best to all :)

    3 · December 30, 2013

    • Santiago G.

      Hey Al, i know we spoke through email, but in case there are members out there curious to the above questions, ill address them here again. Friday will not be a possibility, we host soccer tournaments from 6 pm to midnight. And from 4-6 its rented out. Like I said, once i see an open spot for a weekday ill try to get it for us. Its literally just all reserved 4:30-10 everyday. And Official volleyball games will start at 5 pm. Games will end at 7 pm. Warm up time is from 4:30-5 pm. This give everyone time to warm up along with time for the members that are running late. Hope this clears up most questions out there =]

      2 · January 2, 2014

    • Al

      "All-righty" then, 12:01 AM Saturday morning sounds fair? I'll bring the coffee and onuts..............kiddi­ng...................

      1 · January 2, 2014

  • Heidi M

    there were so many new faces :) must of been about 36? 3 teams on each side… it was fun

    2 · January 1, 2014

  • Roberto David L.

    I had a great time as well... And I like the idea of doing plans on a side from volleyball where we all can hang out

    3 · December 27, 2013

  • Michelle N.

    Had a great time. We definitely need to do something when we're not all so sweaty. When is that bar going to be done? :)

    2 · December 24, 2013

    • Pamela D.

      Woop! Woop!! I vote for that one too! lol

      1 · December 26, 2013

  • Al

    I "recruited" at least two other (m&f) VB enthusiasts. "M" is advanced, "F" is recreational. They are looking forward to all, "whenever"....

    December 24, 2013

    • Santiago G.

      Awesome! Welcome to the club then guys =]

      December 26, 2013

  • Pamela D.

    Thank you so much Santiago and to everybody, I had a great time and it was nice to been able to sit and talk to you guys and get to know you in a deeper level. I'm definitely down to another part like this in the near future, i am sure we'll have a lot of fun!! Happy Holidays everyone and see you Sunday :-)

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • Heidi M

    thanks Santiago for such a nice party it was nice to hang out and get to know more about everyone :) Merry Christmas

    2 · December 23, 2013

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