Due to the unavailability of Dorothy Drennan Park this week, we will be playing at Berens Park in Elmhurst. Click on this link for directions --> http://www.epd.org/parks/berens-park.asp
Sorry for the inconvenience.
"B PLUS" COURT IN OAKBROOK TERRACE
This will be something for the players who are B level and above (ie. B+)
We play from 6pm til we can't see any more. We have plenty of bug spray and water available. You are welcome to bring your own beverages. Alcohol is officially not allowed in the park (so, if you bring it, disguise it and don't let me know about it.) We collect a humble $2 donation from each person for each night.
What is the "B PLUS" Court?
This is a grass court net
We will generally limit play to 4 on 4.
Wait List and Extra Net
If the event fills up quickly and we have a significant amount of people on the Wait List, I will add an extra net and Up to 8 more spots.
What is "B level" play
Players at this level and above are competitive and play year round. Play is skilled, but needs to improve in consistency. (On hard court) Almost exclusively play within a 6-2 / 5-1 scheme. Each player can pass, set, and attack, but there are some issues with control and speed. Players pass and set to a target at a rate of over 85%. They serve with power and accuracy (but not yet for aces or return errors). Most attacks are hit downward with power – landing generally in the back third of the court. Periodically, roll shots and dinks are also seen. Single blocks are attempted on almost every attack, and occasionally double blocks are executed successfully. Everybody here knows the game well, sees the whole court in order to execute plays.
What if you want to play at a lower level
Sign up for the "C Plus" Court on this site or sign up for Tuesday Night Recreational Volleyball on CFG. This is D level play. All very nice people
For more explanation on the Volleyball Skill Levels
Volleyball Skill Level Code
Weather Link For Oakbrook Terrace
Maintaining Quality of Play
Since we are not qualified to be judges of volleyball talent, you will have to "self police". In other words, you'll have to politely ask those who don't have the required ability level not to play on that court (or you can tell me and I'll deliver the message.) This is for safety reasons. We don't want anyone getting hurt.
If you feel that you cannot keep up with the level of play at this court or it is not competitive enough for you, feel free to move to another court. This is why will have multiple courts. No one is here to judge you personally based on your volleyball ability. This is all for good fun.
You'll also have to "self police" on the rules etc., but I am betting that is par for the course.
If this goes well, I'll make it a repeating event for every Tuesday night during the summer.
After The Games
You are welcome to join the rest of the gang (from all 3 courts) as we go to a local watering hole. We usually have about 20 people.
Three Strikes Rule
We'll be enforcing a "3 Strikes" Rule for these events for those who RSVP "YES" and then "no show" with no explanation.
* The net is a Park & Sun Net.