BYOE, Bring Your Own Equipment.
Open Play Volleyball is a "NO HOST" (Meaning there will not be any organizers setting up court lines) event every Thursday. Members will bring court lines and balls. Simple AVP, FIVB rules, no jungle ball and 2's 3's and 4's only.
Open play Welcome all members, no waiting list.
No jungle ball (one hit wonder or one over) PLEASE
There is free parking in the residential neighborhoods across from the beach.
See or Text CL at[masked] if you need to borrow and or purchase a set of lines for NO HOST meetup.
Welcome Early Start time - JUST POST WHAT TIME YOU WILL BE ON SITE WITH LINES AND BALLS
Ever wanted to play volleyball but the ball never goes where you want it to go? Come and learn how to play volleyball at Santa Monica Beach. We will do drills and play games. Have fun little competitions to keep everyone on their feet :P. Bring all your friends!
Posting a recognizable picture of yourself will help us get to know you and increase your chances of being invited to higher level meetups and/or leagues/tournaments that aren't listed on the website.
You must answer 'yes' to the following question to join this group. "Do you agree to hold all organizers of this meetup group blameless for any injuries at any meetups with Metro Denver Drop-in Volleyball Meetup Group? "
For the most part, this group plays volleyball at a higher level than what you would run into at a company, church, or family picnic. We do have recreational level volleyball like those volleyball games.
To ensure a fun and positive atmosphere on the court I have outlined the following “General rules of conduct”.
Be respectful - Respect your fellow players by keeping your tone positive and your comments constructive. Respect the organizers who take the time to post, set-up and manage this group.
Do no harm – The locations we play in are family parks. Please remember to pick up after yourselves and watch your language when kids are present.
Think before you speak - Not everyone is at the same level of play and pointing that out constantly makes for poor team work. Even the best players have their weaknesses.
No drama – If you are not a people person or are generally grumpy and not happy, please do not join…..we want positive people who enjoy the game and have fun playing it.
***If for any reason you find you are not able to follow these rules, then this group is not meant for you.
***If the organizers are fielding constant complaints for a player we will inform them of the issues and ask for a change in behavior. If nothing changes we will ask that player to leave the group.
This group currently does not offer tournaments or leagues. We offer drop-in volleyball usually with random teams indoor and outdoors.
You don't have to bring a team or know anyone to attend one of our meetups. Many people that come out their first time have just moved to the LA area and/or have no acquaintances or friends that play volleyball.
We can have drop-ins at any location that you like. We play outdoor 12 months a year if the weather is nice enough.
We have all played picnic/jungle volleyball where you just want to get the ball over the net and the only rule is that you only get three hits per side. Most of the time there are guys hanging in the net, throwing the ball, and running all over the area taking everyone elses' ball. But this is not the kind of volleyball that you will find at our group in most cases. We have formal rules and procedure just like if you were playing golf or basketball. If you really only want to play 'picnic' volleyball then you should only attend meetups that are specifically for recreational level play.
But this is not to say that we are not here to have a good time, because fun it really what we are about. We like to be mellow enough about the rules that we don't argue about them, and keep the teams roughly even and have some good rallys rather than slaughtering the other team. We try to group the people according the skill levels as much as possible. If you have never had a class and/or clinics for volleyball, then you are classified at a beginner/recreational for this groups' purposes. You are encouraged to attend classes and/or clinics to become a intermediate level of player. But we are not here to teach you to get to that level, except if you attend some of our meetups that are clinics or classes. We do have some players that will provide 'one on one' teaching, usually with a fee. After you achieve the intermediate level, then you can learn from the more advanced players what it takes to improve to a higher level.
You can make this group anything you want it to be, as you can be host for drop-in at whatever level you like, where ever or when ever you like.
This group welcomes peoples of all political views, ethnicity, different races, physical abilities, and sexual orientations. If you are not comfortable with this, then this meetup group is not a place for you.
DISCLAIMER: Activities this group are involved in can be risky. Every year people are hurt playing volleyball due to lack of stretching, uneven or slippery ground, people breaking the rules, improper or no shoes, etc. . Event organizers and leaders are regular people like you and I. We are not professional hosts, you are responsible for yourself. By signing up for an event you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of the event and the gear you require. Anyone choosing to play volleyball with our group should carry personal medical insurance and consult with their doctor about the advisability of playing volleyball. There have been ankle sprains and such over the years and there will be more. But whatever injuries that take place are the responsibility's of the players and not the organizers.
Weather in California is unpredictable. Although they are rare, Califonia does have storms that can be life threatening. Many times storms form without warning. Check for weather conditions before you leave for an event. If you feel uncomfortable at anytime, we understand if you don't attend or wish to leave and take cover.
Personal Items: Mark your property with your name and phone number.
I advise against bringing expensive items such as sunglasses or other high value things as they sometimes get misplaced when the sun goes down and/or are forgotten after a long day in the sun. Some people believe that it is dangerous to wear anything but sports sunglasses specifically designed for sports to reduce the possibility of eye injury. Keep track of your ball and/or net or other personal items. Organizers accept no responsibility for your property.
A few items such as sunglasses, volleyballs, blankets, fold-up chairs and other items have come up missing, usually when left at a volleyball meetup, and some of these items were never recovered. The organizers are under no requirement to pick up personal items that are left after a meetup.
Each meetup is different so if your first meetup is not to your liking, try another. Player levels are difficult to control. If you get on a team that is not to your liking, there are others that would like to play with you.
If you have a name that people mispronounce, put your name in phonetics next to the actual spelling on your profile.
Thanks for reading this. If you have any suggestions contact me.
( davido )
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