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Players looking for partners for Sun 5/6 Stanford Grass Volleyball Tournament

From: Ernest
Sent on: Saturday, May 5, 2012 2:18 PM
(1) Sun 5/6 Stanford Grass Tournament: Men's 2s and R-Coed 2s

- Forecasts predict sunny skies and temperatures in the high 70s for Sunday's Grass Tournament at Stanford
- PRIZES for Winners include: Apple iPod Nano (Latest Model), Spalding King of the Beach Volleyballs, T-Shirts and other Volleyball Gear

- There are players looking for partners for both Men's 2s and R-Coed 2s for tomorrow's Stanford Grass Tournament.  

- INDIVIDUALS - Please sign up for the Free Agent List if you'd like to play:
- Spots for teams also available in both formats.  
- Details and Online Registration:
- On-Site Registration Also ACCEPTED from 9am - 9:30am

(2) New SF Volleyball Leagues :   THURSDAY and FRIDAY Random Reverse-Coed 4-on-4 Leagues Start on 5/10 and 5/11
- Sign up Individually or with a Partner as a PAIR (and play with different teammates for each regular season game)
- Reverse-Coed: Games played on a women's net with men hitting from the 10-foot-line 
- The Random Draw leagues offer a very social format.  The leagues are a great way to meet other volleyball players in SF and join VBmatch's vibrant volleyball community.

(3) New Monday East Bay (Alameda) Volleyball League Starts on Monday 5/21
- Dual-Coed 6s (coed and reverse-coed 6-on-6 competition)

- INDIVIDUALS - Please sign up for the Free Agent List :

(4) Ball Control & Defense Clinic 

VBmatch is planning to host a Ball Control and Defense Clinic.   The date for the clinic has not be finalized.  I am trying to gauge how much interest there is for such a clinic.  Please REPLY if you would be interested in attending.
In the past, we've held clinics that covered hitting, serving, setting and passing in general.  This would be a clinic specifically focused on Ball Control and Defense. 
There are many players out there who are good hitters and love hitting; but quite often, they are one-dimensional players with an incomplete package of skills.  A good hitter will hardly get to use his/her hitting talent if he/she can't pass the ball (especially in a quads or doubles game).  Without a good pass, the set will likely be imperfect and off the net, increasing the difficulty of timing the hit.  In volleyball, each move sets up the next move.  The hit builds upon the set; the set builds upon the pass.  For this reason, ball control is essential for a good game of volleyball.  Yet ball control is an extremely under-rated / under-valued part of the game -- perhaps because passing and defense is more about finesse and lacks the thunder and showiness of hitting.  
If you focus on honing your skills in this non-glamorous part of the volleyball game, it will pay dividends in the overall results.  By passing well and defending well, you will get more balls to your setter in the front zone 2-3 feet from the net.  Your setter will be able to give you easier sets to hit (as opposed to leading sets that force the hitter to chase the ball -- the most difficult sets to hit)
Again, I am trying to gauge how much interest there is for a Ball Control and Defense clinic.  Please REPLY if you would be interested in attending.
VBmatch Director

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