NOTE: JIM THE HOST MAY NOT PLAY! Make sure there are enough signed up to play (7, which is actually 6 NOT including Jim) before you come out.
Professional Beach Courts with "real" natural sand, quality nets, etc.)
*NO GLASS outside of vehicles - 100% barefoot facility.
*NO ALCOHOL - An Alpharetta requirement to keep my license.
*KIDS WELCOME, but NO TOYS smaller than a volleyball on the courts.
FREE, but donations are appreciated and goes toward running the lights, hot showers, and other features coming soon. Donation drop box is next to courts, or use https://venmo.com/court-support.
Look for leagues, tournaments, and training events for adults and juniors coming soon. www.AlpharettaBeach.com
*Read before signing up, please.
The following rules and guidelines have been put in place to help schedule organized events that help match player skill levels and minimize no shows and late bailers.
No attitudes. Always go 110% but remember to play nice, share, and focus on the development of friendships rather than egos. We succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
If you are unsure of your level, please email me.
As a courtesy to those signing up -- ONLY those signing up are guaranteed a spot to play. If you do not sign up or you are on the waiting list, but show up you will not play unless there is an open spot, e.g. someone leaves or volunteers / shares their spot.
This event is for BB level and above.
BB Level (high intermediate) description
This level is for skilled players who are at the upper end of Intermediate and are more consistent with their skills. Players can control the ball more consistently and are aware and capable of passing, setting and spiking and play 3 hit volleyball at all times. This is for players close to being at the advanced level but have reached their cap for ability, or just need a bit more consistency and strategy to reach "A" level. Players at this level have a solid understanding of the rules, and pretty proficient at all of the skills required. Ability to control the ball and passing, setting and spiking is done on a more consistent basis. Players are strong defensively and able to dig balls.
If you feel a player is signed up for a level above their skills, please notify me. All information will remain confidential and I or one of the other organizers will watch the player to see if they are playing at a meet up that matches their level.
No Shows and Late Bail Outs
No-shows and late bail outs hurt the group. A "no-show" is when you RSVP 'YES' for an event but fail to attend it. Any RSVP change less than 12 hours before an event is considered to be a " late bail out". Volleyball is a team sport. Be a team player. If you are not going to be able to attend please update your RSVP more than 12 hours before the event and let someone else have your spot. Think of it as your responsibility to the team. Individuals with three (3) no-shows or (3) late bail outs (in any combination) will be removed from the group. No conversation, no warning and no exceptions.
Past experience shows that guests often do not show up for events. To avoid this, in general to sign up for a volleyball event, you must be a member of the Atlanta Volleyball Meetup group. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis – please contact the event organizer.
The Rules that we will be playing by are:
1. No open handed passing
2. No carries (that includes open handed dinks or "indoor dinks")
3. No hand setting over the net
4. No double contact (a player contacts the ball twice in succession or the ball contacts
various parts of the player’s body successively)
5. No hitting the net
6. No illegal sets. The ball must be contacted cleanly and not held (including lifted, pushed, caught, carried or thrown). The ball should not spin much when you set it. While a very well set ball may occasionally rotate as much as 1.5 times, understand that rotation will be considered an indicator of a poor set along with the other indicators mentioned above. If your hands are weak, bump set on the court, then ask folks you see with nice hands for tips you can practice off court.
All games are played by rally scoring. This means every mistake is a point for the other team. If you miss a serve, miss a hit, or miss a block, the other team gets a point.
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, complaints - please drop me a line and I would be more than happy to address the situation. Your feedback on how to improve this meetup is encouraged and appreciated.
Welcome and see you in the sand.
This event is for Adults... age 18 and up.
(Thank you to whomever wrote the above guidelines. I hope you don't mind that I've pilfered and modified them a bit for use here.)