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Sunday Outdoor Basketball

We play outdoor, on the basketball court at the Ceintuurbaan (see the map), starting at 14.00.

 

There are a couple of crucial points to keep in mind about outdoor games.

1) It is not possible to reserve outdoor pitches (I've tried everywhere I could think of, but couldn't find any pitches that could be booked in advance. If you know of one, please let me know). This means that the pitch may be being used by other people when we want to play, and so there is no guarantee that we can actually play there when we want to play, and we won't know before we actually get to the pitch. There is nothing that can be done about this so please don't blame the organizer (in the form of a low star rating, which reflects badly on the group) if you had a bad experience because the pitch wasn't available.

The advantage of the Sloterdijk pitch is that it is not in a residential area which may increase the chance that it is available. Last year we were able to play every time we went there (at times with some other people joining us) but we may not be so lucky this year.

2) It may rain. A bit of rain isn't so bad but more than a bit becomes problematic, also because fewer people will show up then and we may not have enough players for a good game. So if it is expected to rain when we play the game will be cancelled.

3) The goals on the Sloterdijk pitch are bizarrely wide so that it becomes relatively ridiculously easy to score. I'd advise to narrow the goals by placing bags or coats that can be used as posts.

4) The upside of it being impossible to book the courts in advance is that they're free to use, so outdoor games are always free.

5) If you have special shoes for artificial grass I highly recommend using them.

 

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  • Jonathan A.

    sorry for late signup. emails went to spam. Will be there today at 2

    July 21, 2013

  • Koen S.

    so I didn't book the court because only 10 people had signed up by Thursday (the last day I could book the court). But today 2 more people signed up, and the same thing happened last week (2 or 3 people signed up after the deadline for booking the court), so I'm thinking that next week I should lower the min. # of people to 10 (under the assumption that after Thursday there will be at least enough new sign-ups as cancellations).

    But for now it means that we'll play outdoor this Sunday.

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi there, the weather looks OK this week, who is in for a outdoor game today or tomorrow (after 6.30 pm) ?

    July 17, 2013

    • Koen S.

      sorry, not me. I am pretty sure though that on weeknights (I think from about 19.30) there will be people playing pickup games at the Ceintuurbaan location, so you could join those

      July 17, 2013

  • Adrian

    It's been 2 years since I last played, looking forward to have a good time on the court :)

    July 15, 2013

  • mira

    Yep, I am in. Also if only outdoors.

    July 15, 2013

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