**Player ratings are located at the end**
Set-up beings at 6:30. Gym closes at 9pm - we need be out of there by 8:55pm - lights out.
* No players waiting on the side line - 4 teams.
* Two Courts - 21 points, win by 2 or first to 25.
* No hot heads. If you need to yell at people for their mistakes, then this isn't the court for you. Help people get as good as you!
* C + or higher. We run an offense. We play competitively but we have fun and help people learn and reach the next level. Call you own violations.
* $7 per person
* There is a locker room. You MUST bring a change of shoes. There is a new gym floor so look out for the shoe-police!
* Waiting List Policy: Once the first game finishes, the people on the wait list take over the open spot.
* No-show AND day-of cancellation policy: Once, yeah - it happens, we understand. A second time - you will need to pay for your no-show before you can RSVP again.
* Enter from Clybourn - see photo. The parking lot is small and it will be packed. Additional parking in front (north) of the boarded up church. Free parking.
Please note what lever of play best describes you.
BB: Players here can execute all the skills and techniques. Able to serve with power, control, and placement at a percentage approaching 100%. Are able to pass and set to a target at a rate of over 90%, hit 1’s and other attacks with the ability to alter direction, depth and speed, as well as be able to execute double blocks, crosses and slides with ease. Jump serves are common and executed successfully at a very high percentage. Exclusively run a 6-2 / 5-1 scheme. (Lots of powerful hitters here. You should always know where you should be on the court. Consistency in your skill is key.)
B: Players at this level and above are competitive and play year round. Play is skilled, but needs to improve in consistency. 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.
CC: Players here know the basics and are learning / practicing advanced techniques and court positioning. With each possession there is an attempt to pass, set and attack (spike) the ball. Passes and sets are made to a target at a rate of over 65%. Players usually overhand serve with some control, and while typically getting the ball in play (over 80%), still make errors when attempting to do so with power. Attacks are more controlled but frequently are still weak (more like roll shots than hits down), and while designated setters are now being used, they almost exclusively come from the front line. Play is more consistent but frequently there are breakdowns in terms of power and control. Players are more competitive here but generally have not played for a long time and have a tendency to overestimate their skill levels and strengths*.