$5 per night pay cash at the door.
Momentum Volleyball Club is a private volleyball club. These rules are made to insure the overall safety, quality of play, and inclusion of players at all levels: In that order. This is not a rec center. Your years of training actually mean something here.
At this time, there are sign up sheets on some courts.
Games to 25 (Cap 27) if there is less than one other team
waiting to play
Games to 21 (Cap 25) if there are more than two teams
5 minute break between games.
Old Net Rule (any contact). This is for safety,
particularly on the lower level courts.
Men’s height net
No gender rules, Talent and skill dictate not gender.
Admission includes the gym and workout area which you can
use so long as no juniors are present.
You must wear a Momentum Volleyball Club wrist band and
check in while at the facility.
Court format is designated on a nightly basis based on the
amount of people who show up. Generally, where there are 100 people at the facility, there will be one King of the court/unlimited court led by green bands and one by blue bands, one court would
be a blue band king of the court 4 game reign court, and the remaining two courts will be everyone plays two on and off courts. Contrast that with a night when there are 24 people, the format may be one king of the court unlimited reign court and one
everyone plays two on and off court.
There are two types of courts. Sign-up and Non-Sign-up. You cannot be signed up to play on more than one sign-up court (courts 1 and 2 on a Friday night). You can be signed up on a sign-up court and playing on a non-signup court (usually courts 3, 4 and 5), but if when the game is up and your name is called you are not on the court, your name is stricken off the list. You need to make a good faith effort to find another player standing by to fill in for you on the team you abandoned. You personally accept the
risk to your reputation on the other courts.
If no one on your team is left, the whole team gets booted off, and we go on to the next team. At least one person from the next-up team must keep score. People signing up more than once on the same court get stricken off all games and they must start over.
King of the court – Unlimited Reign
So long as your team of 4-6 is winning, you can stay on the
court and play more. There is no limit to the number of games you can win. You can continue to play until you get beat.
On some nights, Teams might be formed only by the longest waiting player at a designated band level (in other words skill level).
King of the court – 4 Game Reign
So long as your team of 4-6 is winning, you can stay on the
court and play more. There is a four game limit. After four games you must get off the court and get back in queue to play, win or lose. On some nights, Teams might be formed by the
longest waiting player at a designated band level (in other words skill level).
Everyone plays – two on and off
The longest waiting player forms the next team on. First game of the night: the winner stays on. Everyone plays. You play two games and then you are off, win
Everyone plays –
Women’s height net, Men can only hit behind the ten foot
line. Girl must touch Rule.
Drop-In Levels and Rating System
Our levels and ratings are granted to each player by a
combination of the subjective opinion of experienced club-level coaches and observation by the staff during events.
To be evaluated you must:
1) Ask for and be wearing a pink band in addition
to your current band.
2) Be playing at the intended level you wish to be
rated to with the same band level you aspire to. (i.e. if you are going for your green band,
you won’t get it playing with white bands)
Evaluations happen anonymously. Coaches who do evaluations are asked to evaluate only people that they don’t know or hold any personal prejudice against and are given the same criteria to evaluate all players against, and the organization and its organizers have no prejudice about you other than how you play. It is strictly about how you play. There have been a number of drama queens that are out there saying this is not the case. They like the attention. I can guarantee you it’s about your actual skill set, nothing more, and what they are saying is nothing but a ploy to garner sympathy from others and manipulate and extort you. The criteria for each band are clearly described below. The appeal process if someone is not happy with their band is to approach a coach individually and ask for an evaluation, not bitch and whine. These coaches are all very knowledgable and want you to improve. The evaluation process is there as a reality check and to be a mechanism by which to receive honest feedback about how you play so you can improve.
Once you earn a band, the only way you lose the band is
either because many people complain, or because the level of competition has changed making it necessary to re-adjust the levels. We don’t change bands simply because one person complained. It has to be a pattern, and it has to be different people saying basically the same thing. We continue to attract higher levels of play, especially on court 1, and even though there are some really good players there, there always exists the possibility that much better players will show up, pushing everyone down.
Having a certain band level affects what kind of rights you
have on certain courts. For instance, on court one on Friday night, you must have a green band to form a team; whereas on court two, you must have a blue band to form a team. Camps and Clinics are also based on band levels. Some nights are only for certain
Green Bands: Competitive – A-Open
that are competitive usually have many years of formal training and may have played in college or several years in club. They are experienced and know how to run advanced plays and formations with almost flawless ball control. They have all the attributes of a blue player. They consistently execute proper transitions, and play strategically. These players are expected to be able to play in all positions on a team, not just what they specialized in. These players exhibit great agility, strength, speed, and high levels of experience with the game. Some players have 70MPH+ hits and serves. Some players have been known to play professionally. No one ever starts out with a green band unless a coach knows them and places them there.
Blue Bands: Pre-competitive –BB
Players that are pre-competitive usually lack the level of formal training of Competitive players. They have decent ball control, but may make several errors in passing, and may make errors in reads. The know and can execute three basic formations: 5-1 and 6-2 offense and perimeter/base defense, and attempt and usually execute proper footwork, transitions, and are aware of and/or execute specialized positions. They respond to the block when they are in the back row. These players must have something that they can bring to a team of other blue-banded players. Things that count in this regard are: Leadership, Experience, or some sort of Specialization (i.e. Libero, Strong Hitter, Tall Middle, or Setter). The biggest difference between a Yellow and Blue player is that they have acquired a level of training to play formal 6-man
volleyball at the above skill level.
Yellow Bands: Experienced – B
Players that are experienced usually lack the level of
formal training of pre-competitive players. This level is usually populated by sand and grass players that do great playing four man and two man volleyball but don’t really know how to play hardcourt 6 man volleyball. What this usually means is that though they have solid individual moves, that they lack the formal knowledge of 5-1, 6-2 offense and perimeter/base defense, and unknowingly with no malice or bad intent, tend to pose a hazard or kill-joy other
players that are trying to play at that blue level or above. They may be very good players to have on your team of blue bands, however they need to be used strategically and managed
properly. These players usually have many years of experience at Volleyball, just not specifically indoor hardcourt as specified in the blue band description above. They are not rookies by any means, and are usually solid players that are just a little rough around the edges. New Players start with a Yellow band if they answer a quiz at check in that shows they know what they are doing. No one starts higher than this except by explicit coach approval.
White Bands: Recreational
– Developing – C
that are recreational or developing and usually just getting started in Volleyball or have had very little or no formal training. You also get a white band if you are unrated, new, or don’t care.