Times and formats
Friday – Usually 80+ players
On court 1: Competitive (A/OPEN) Royalty of the court format, anyone can enter their team, No Limits so long as you are winning, Men’s height net. You must have your complete team on the court and waiting to play before the end of the current game. PRE-ARRANGED TEAMS ONLY, you cannot break up an existing team unless you have a green band. This is the most competitive court usually attracting the very highest play in the area.
On court 2: Pre-Competitive (B) Royalty of the court format, anyone can enter their team, 4 game royalty limit, Men’s height net. you must have your complete team on the court and waiting to play before the end of the current game. PRE-ARRANGED TEAMS ONLY, but you cannot break up an existing team unless you have a green or blue band. This is a competitive court, but not quite as intense as court 1.
On courts 3, 4, and 5 Public open gym, First winner stay on, then two on and off, everyone plays. Men’s height net, you DO NOT have to have a complete team to play. Longest waiting gets to play first (FIFO). NO PRE-ARRANGED TEAMS. Everyone plays on these courts. These courts vary in level of play, roughly equivalent to open gyms at local recreation centers. They level of play is basically all over the place, however you may get some very decent games there.
Momentum Volleyball Club
7347 south revere parkway unit b-100, Centennial, CO
This is in the back of an industrial and commercial complex. From Revere, when you see the sign for centennial distribution center, turn in and make first right, skip the first buildings on right, second set of buildings on right.
$5 gets you access to the entire facility, including 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.
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. Players that exhibit a long standing history of survival on courts 1 and court 2, are usually noted in the registration system and after a few weeks, are changed automatically to the respective rating. What this means is that if you want to earn your band without formally getting evaluated one-on-one by the staff, you need to make an effort to be noticed on courts 1 and 2 by the staff, otherwise the assumption is that you are just fine with the white band, and don’t care to have a higher level band. 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 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.
If you are identified as a competitive or pre-competitive player by the staff you will be given a different color wrist band. This will allow you to walk on to court 1 or court 2 without a complete team. People must let you play in the order in which you entered the court, but you do not step ahead of already waiting players. This is for those players that can’t show up until later because of work or family commitments, and get trapped at a lower level because by the time they arrive, the teams have already formed, making it difficult to form a team. See below for how you earn different color bands.
Competitive – A-Open – Green Bands
Players that are competitive usually have many years of formal training and may have played in college. They are experienced and know how to run advanced plays and formations with almost flawless ball control. These players exhibit great agility, strength, speed, and high levels of experience with the game. Some players have been known to play professionally.
Pre-competitive – B – Blue Bands
Players that are pre-competitive usually lack the level of formal training of Competitive players, and area usually not as experienced, but are not beginners. They have decent ball control, but may make several errors in passing, and may make errors in reads. The know basic formations.
Unrated, New, Recreational or Developing – White Bands
Players that are recreational/developing usually are just getting started in Volleyball or have had very little or no formal training. These bands are also given to players that have not been observed for very long, or are new the facility.
Royalty of the court
Teams form by the players themselves and play against each other for the right to stay on and play more, or until they quit. New players must form their own teams or know someone that will let them play on existing teams, they cannot jump on an existing team uninvited. Defeated teams must get in the back of the queue of the waiting teams. Winning team stays on. Games to 21 (cap 25) if there is less than one other team waiting to play. Games to 15 (cap 19) if there are more than two teams waiting to play. 5 Minute break between games. Old Net Rule (any contact). Men’s height net, no gender rules. You must have your complete team on the court and waiting to play before the end of the current game. PRE-ARRANGED TEAMS ONLY, unless you have a band that authorizes you otherwise: Green for court one, Green or Blue for court two.
First Winner Stay on, then two on and off
Teams form by the players themselves. Wander the courts and make friends with other pre-competitive players if you are not on a team. On pre-competitive courts, talk to Tony if someone doesn’t fit in. They won’t be ejected, but will be asked to move down and given a voucher for training. The first game of the night, the winner stays on. Then, each team stays on two games win or lose, and then they are off. Games to 21 (cap 25) if there is less than one other team waiting to play. Games to 15 (Cap 19) if there are more than two teams waiting. 5 minute break between games. Old Net Rule (any contact). Coed height net, no gender rules. You do not have to have a complete team to play. Longest waiting gets to play first (FIFO). NO PRE-ARRANGED TEAMS.