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Volleyball Skills Clinic (Mon 3/18) + New Volleyball Leagues + Free Agent Meeting for INDIVIDUAL Players

From: Ernest
Sent on: Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:06 PM

(1) Free Agent Meeting for INDIVIDUAL Players (without a team) who wish to join an upcoming VBmatch Volleyball League
When: Monday 3/18 at 9pm 
Where: Alameda Point Gym (1101 West Redline Ave. Alameda, CA)  

(2) Monday 3/18: VOLLEYBALL Ball Control & Defense Clinic (starting 7:30pm at Alameda Point Gym)
- Class Fee: $20-per-student or $15-per-student (for current VBmatch League Players)  
- Reserve a spot for yourself in the CLINIC via this Registration Link :

VBmatch will host a Ball Control & Defense Clinic at Alameda Point Gym on Monday, March 18th (7:30pm - 10:00pm).  

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 in timing the hit.  In volleyball, each move sets up the next one.  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 / defense is more about finesse and lacks the thunder and showiness of hitting.  

However, if you focus on honing your skills for this non-glamorous part of the 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 require the hitter to chase the ball -- the most difficult sets to hit).

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS CLINIC IS INTENDED FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS.  This is NOT a clinic for Beginners.  This clinic assumes that players already have fundamental skills and several years of playing experience. 

To register, please use this LINK to pay a deposit to reserve a spot for yourself  :

(3) Open Registration for VBmatch Volleyball Leagues  

- SF TUESDAY Power-Coed 6s League (starts 4/2) :

- Redwood City TUESDAY Random R-Coed 4s League (spots available; sign up Individually) : 

- SF MONDAY Random R-Coed 4s League (spots available; sign up Individually) :

- East Bay (Alameda) MONDAY Dual-Coed 6s League (starts 3/25) :

- SF THURSDAY Random R-Coed 4s League (starts 3/28) :

NOTE: Players may sign up INDIVIDUALLY for the Monday SF, Tuesday REDWOOD CITY and Thursday SF Random Reverse-Coed 4 Leagues.  All other VBmatch leagues are team-based and hence, you will need to either register with a team or get recruited by an existing team.  INDIVIDUALS (without a team) can sign up for the Free Agent Wait List :  

(4) Upcoming Tournaments 

- Sunday 3/31  Indoor Unisex Reverse-Coed HYBRID 2s & 4s Tournament (Red Morton Gym in Redwood City) : 
* This will be the last indoor tournament of VBmatch's[masked] indoor season.  Thereafter, the outdoor season will begin and indoor tournaments will only happen once every month or two.  (Weeknight Indoor Leagues - as opposed to indoor tournaments - will continue year-round.)  

- Saturday 4/13  First GRASS Volleyball Tournament of the 2013 Outdoor Season (Alameda).  Details coming soon.  

(5) Summer 2013 Alameda Youth Volleyball Camps
Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) in partnership with VBmatch will once again host youth volleyball camps this summer for kids 7 - 13 years old.   

Camp #1: June 24- 28, 2013 (Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm)  (class code : 12248)
Camp #2: July 22-26, 2013 (Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm)  (class code : 12249)
Camp #3: August 12-16, 2013 (Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm)  (class code : 12250)

Register Online at ARPD's website:

(6)  Friday Night OPEN GYM VOLLEYBALL in Redwood City (7:15pm - 10:15pm @ SportsHouse)  
Open Gym Sessions will continue in March (Fridays 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 and 3/29).  With 3 courts, everyone gets plenty of playing time.  SportsHouse is located at : 3151 Edison Way  Redwood City, CA 94063.  RSVP for VBmatch's Discount Guest List for Friday Open Gym @ SportsHouse :

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