What we're about

Has your friend group dried up or boring as hell? Are you new to the area and looking for something fun to do? Well, guess what? Free Association is your solution to both these problems!

Free Association is a social group that enjoys doing all the fun things the city has to offer. As a member of this group, you can attend events such as happy hours, wine nights, social sports, board game nights, dance lessons, club nights, camping, beach trips, festivals and so much more! In this group you will be exposed to DC’s hidden gems while being introduced to a great group of people. Plus, we are always open to suggestions so if you have a great idea for an event, message us and we would be happy to add it!

We would also encourage you to check out the photo section to view the variety of exciting events we have done in the past as well as getting a feel for some of the awesome people you’ll meet in this group. If your primary motivation in joining a Meetup is to have a good time, then you obviously need to join us! New friends are always welcome.

Find us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeAssociationDC/?ref=group_cover (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1068720866558987/)

(Public Facebook Group)

https://www.facebook.com/meetupfreeassociation/

(Facebook Page)

VOLLEYBALL FACEBOOK GROUP:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeAssociationVolleyball/

The Rules for joining the meetup:

1.) https://www.meetup.com/Free-Association/messages/boards/thread/50308333

2.) https://www.meetup.com/Free-Association/messages/boards/thread/50786913

By joining this meetup you agree to follow the rules and the indemnification clause located in the above hyperlinks numbered "1.)" and "2.)"

Upcoming events (5+)

Indoor Volleyball at TJ Center RSVP limit 12 people - Advanced Skill level only

Thomas Jefferson Community & Fitness Center

PLEASE READ THE SKILL REQUIREMENT CAREFULLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THESE SKILLS DO NOT RSVP, minimum BB (see below) WHEN YOU SIGN UP: You will automatically be placed on the waitlist. The hosts will review your answers, and determine if you meet the skill requirement. If we are not sure we will encourage you to go to our other volleyball events so we can see you play. This specific meetup event are for high level play only and the skill level is assessed objectively. COST: is $8 per person for Arlington Residents. $7 guest passes for non-Arlington Residents, ask host for details. 6v6 indoor volleyball at Thomas Jefferson Recreation center, with two or three teams SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENT: BB-A level players, must be able to pass to the setter consistently, must be able to set consistently, must be able to serve consistently. Please be respectful of this requirement. A "BB" player: 7/10 passes go to the person they intend. May have played high school volleyball. Knows about lifts/doubles, etc. Understands rotational sequence, offensive concepts (i.e., 5-1, 6-2, etc.) and defensive positions but may be working to solidify those skills. Must have a complete understanding of court positioning with respect to blocking and receiving on both the offensive and defensive sides of the net. Good anticipation and mobility skills are a must to maintain a high level of play. Knows the footwork of and how to approach hitting effectively. Solid knowledge of the game and rules. Skill levels range from Intermediate to Proficient Veteran. Game and player strategies are well understood (i.e., running offensive plays, identifying opponent weaknesses, reading opponents plays during volley, etc.) but may still be in refinement.

Indoor Volleyball at Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center RSVP limit 12 people

Thomas Jefferson Community & Fitness Center

PLEASE READ THE SKILL REQUIREMENT CAREFULLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THESE SKILLS DO NOT RSVP COST: is $8 per person for Arlington Residents. $7 guest passes for non Arlington Residents if you ask the meetup host! This is the charge at the recreation center in order to enter the facility. They have memberships if you are interested in coming back more frequently. 6v6 indoor volleyball at Thomas Jefferson Recreation center, with three teams SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENT: BB-A level players, must be able to pass to the setter consistently, must be able to set consistently, must be able to serve consistently. Please be respectful of this requirement. A "BB" player: 7/10 passes go to the person they intend. May have played high school volleyball. Knows about lifts/doubles, etc. Understands rotational sequence, offensive concepts (i.e., 5-1, 6-2, etc.) and defensive positions but may be working to solidify those skills. Knows the footwork of and how to approach hitting effectively. Solid knowledge of the game and rules. Skill levels range from Intermediate to Proficient Veteran. A- An "A" player: Elite high school, club, or college player. 9/10 passes go to the person they intend. They know all the skills extremely well. "A" players can run combination plays in a basic way if passes are good. That includes slides, tandems, x's, crosses,etc. Understands rotational sequence, offensive concepts (i.e., 5-1, 6-2, etc.) and defensive positions and can apply them in competition. Game and player strategies are well understood (i.e., running offensive plays, identifying opponent weaknesses, reading opponents plays during volley, etc.) but may still be in refinement.

B level Indoor Volleyball at TJ Rec Center RSVP limit 18 people

Thomas Jefferson Community & Fitness Center

COST: is $8 per person for Arlington Residents. $7 guest pass for non Arlington Residents if you ask the event host prior to showing up. This is the charge at the recreation center in order to enter the facility. They have memberships if you are interested in coming back more frequently. 6v6 indoor volleyball at Thomas Jefferson Recreation center, with three teams SKILL LEVEL : B level players, Is still in the early learning stages of the game but knows the skills. Knows how to bump, set (a little), and spike. Has a lot of practice yet may not be able to do skills consistently. Makes mistakes and can't always direct their passes to specific players.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival, Bring your favorite kite!!!

Washington Monument

Meeting location click this link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/38%C2%B053'22.1%22N+77%C2%B002'10.5%22W/@38.8892894,-77.0369641,282m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m6!3m5!1s0x89b7c9d4b6dbdbd1:0x638147a01801dec4!2sabc+Google+won't+let+me+delete+this!8m2!3d38.9028929!4d-77.0391673!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d38.8894639!4d-77.0362503 (Sorry for the long link) The cherry blossom kite festival is something that everyone should go see if you haven't already. It is such a blast to see all the different kites fill the skies about the Washington Monument. So bring your favorite kite, or just come watch, either is perfectly fine, and be sure to be amazed. We are going to also be having a picnic on the mall so if you want to eat please bring a light lunch. About the Event: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/blossom-kite-festival/ Please note: drones are prohibited at this event. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is kicking off kite season. The eighth annual Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown. Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last) to fly on the Public Field. Kites will also be available for purchase onsite. Getting there: Metro: Smithsonian, Orange/Blue lines. Use Trip Planner. (http://wmata.com/rider_tools/tripplanner/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm?StreetAddressTo=Washington%20Monument)

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