Welcome to the LA Beach Volleyball (LABV) Meetup - now in our 8th year! We play every Saturday (year-round). Our secret (Marina Del Rey-ish) location has free parking, many nets, good music, and nice bathrooms close by. We get approximately 60 to 120 people on any given weekend, so you can play volleyball at skill levels ranging from beginner 4s to advanced 2s. Unlike other groups- we absolutely do not discriminate! All skill levels are welcome! We are often described as a "HUGE beach party" - and I think that's pretty accurate!
See the "Pages" link to get answers to anything not covered below:
Fees: LABV charges an Annual fee of $13 per-year to continue to be in this group after the 2 week trial period. So when you join you will have 2 weeks to come and check out the group before you must pay to be a member (so I suggest you don't join until the week you are ready to come and play). That covers our equipment, music, meetup fees, etc.
Please note that paying member dues does not guarantee you a spot every week. The very first time you come you do not have to RSVP, but after your first time you must RSVP each and every week (before the RSVP list reaches its 120-plus person capacity) in order to play that week.
Fine Print: You must become a LABV member to find out where we play, and you must RSVP on our meetup site every single week you wish to play (after your first visit). Also you must have a photo of yourself (not your pet or whatever) to become a member. I try to answer all the usual questions in the "Pages" link or in here, so I'm sorry but I just can't respond to emails asking questions already covered.
Our group has 2 different levels of play on Saturdays -
------- A 12:00 noon to 4:30pm group open to ALL SKILL LEVELS (which plays 4's)
------- A 8:00am to 12:00pm group open to ADVANCED and HIGH-INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS (which plays doubles)
1. All skill levels are welcome to our 12:00 noon group. We still maintain a fairly high level of play, but we also will not discriminate against you if you are a beginner. This means more experienced players will be expected to play with beginners from time to time. We are first and foremost a SOCIAL group, not a competitive group.
2. We are pretty liberal on the rules of our games in our all-levels 12:00 noon group. Please understand that certain CBVA violations - like hand-setting a serve or lightly grazing the net during play - are going to be allowed in the 12:00 noon group. The 8:30am doubles group is much more strict on the rules.
3. If you eat the snacks, you should also occasionally bring snacks! Also, there are many restaurants nearby for post-game noshing!
4. NO stalking or other soap-opera drama! Let's remember this is a friendly group environment, not a single's bar. Complaints against members causing drama will result in removal from the group.
5. Good sportsmanship only!