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+)

$3 Sand VolleyBall at Westover!! Skill: Advanced "BB-A" Skill Only RSVP limit 12

PLEASE READ THE SKILL REQUIREMENT CAREFULLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THESE SKILLS DO NOT RSVP 4v4 volleyball games WHEN YOU SIGN UP: You will automatically be placed on the wait-list. 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. RSVP Policy / Skill Requirement: "BB-A" Intermediate. Consists of players with a solid knowledge of the game and rules. Skill levels range from Advanced Beginner to Proficient Veteran. Must be able to serve, bump, set, and spike to be allowed to play. Payment Policy: Players must pay the host upon arrival at the event. Failure to pay your contribution to the rental cost for reserving the court will result in you not being able to play / removal from the meetup. Cost: $3.40 (credit cards) $3 (cash, venmo, or paypal) per person to cover rental of facility, collected online or at the court ($0.40 is the credit card fee). We accept CASH and Credit Card, there is a small fee for Credit cards. No Fee for Venmo, Paypal, and cash. We highly encourage you to ***pre-pay*** your $3.40 BEFORE the event since this will allow you to just leave when the event ends rather than have to wait to pay. Click here to ***PRE-PAY (https://squareup.com/store/free-association/)*** <---- LINK venmo / paypal information: Eric Bozoian, [masked] We rent the court so we exclusively have the right to play all night! This small fee helps ensure that we can play uninterrupted. Thanks for your understanding.. Time: We plan to play from 7:30 PM to as late as 10:00 PM, so please show up promptly! Also, all attendees are invited to join us for an excursion to one of the area's local bar/restaurants after play. 4v4 volleyball games Location: 1001 N Kennebec St, , Arlington, VA

Wine Wednesday's at BlackFinn

Blackfinn Ameripub - Merrifield

Let’s head over to Blackfinn Merrifield and enjoy ½ off bottles of wine! This is a really cool restaurant and a favorite event of FA! Hope to see you there! About the restaurant: The menu delivers craveable broad-American food with our Chefs' unique Blackfinn touches, the bar is always rockin'-n-servin' the best drinks in town, and it's all light on the wallet. The mood is set the moment guests enter with upbeat music, unique decor, and great people. Blackfinn™ offers friends, family and business patrons many ways to experience their local Ameripub™ for lunch, dinner, happy hour, game day, private gatherings and late night.

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) Please answer the rsvp question when you sign up. This will help us make teams. 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: Players will be expected to be able to run[masked] rotations. 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 TJ Rec Center RSVP limit 12 people Skill BB-A

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.

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