What we're about

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE TEXT BELOW BEFORE COMING TO A MEETUP. THIS INCLUDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SKILL LEVELS AND GAME ETIQUETTE.

While we welcome novices and beginner-level players, please be mindful of the fact that games are for players at the intermediate level and above. See below for our definition of intermediate vs beginner and guidelines for mixed-level play.

We play hard but aren't overly intense about it. We laugh, we high-five, we say "good serve!" even to the team across the net, and we don't give people a hard time for playing less-than-perfectly. We are here to play good volleyball and enjoy the company of good people.

So come join! Shoes are optional. :)

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GUIDELINES FOR MIXED-LEVEL PLAY

We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable volleyball environment for everyone. If your behavior on court is dangerous, disruptive, or offensive, you may be asked to leave.

We sometimes have more players than room on the courts. If you are playing while there are people waiting to play, please take yourself off the court after a maximum of two games, so everybody has a chance to play.

Intermediate and Beyond. An intermediate player knows the rules of the game, consistently applies the order of play (bump-set-spike, setter always gets the second hit unless calling "help", etc.), and can hit a ball in the intended direction at least 60% of the time from any position, including serving.

This meetup group is oriented toward players who play at an intermediate level or above.

Beginner. A beginner player has a basic understanding of the rules of the game, consistently applies the order of play (bump-set-spike, setter always gets the second hit unless calling "help", etc.), but on average, makes an error over 50% of the time (ex: hits the ball out of bounds, into the net, misses a hit, etc).

If you're unsure of your skill level, ask the Organizer!!

During the pandemic/shelter-in-place, we are not allowing Beginners to play in our games.

We do welcome you to come and improve your skills by doing drills with other Beginners. We will provide balls and may also provide an extra net / coaching for free! If you use one of our nets, please help set it up and take it down.

We've all been beginners once, and have grown thanks to the patience and guidance of better players who were willing to play with us and teach us. We also believe the fastest way to become an Intermediate player is to do drills instead of trying to play - It's better to touch the ball often and repeatedly to create muscle memory in a controlled situation.

WHEN CAN A BEGINNER PLAY? When you feel you're an Intermediate, tell the Organizer that you're ready to prove it. If your skills are still not at the Intermediate level, we encourage you to keep practicing - we hope to quickly turn Beginners into Intermediates and look forward to playing with you soon!

Upcoming events (4+)

Intermediate/Advanced Grass Volleyball at Central Park

Central Park

LEVEL: Beginners will be unable to play in our volleyball games. Must have intermediate or higher level of experience. Players are expected to pass a served ball to a setter, set a ball, and get a ball set to them over the net with consistency.

GAME FORMAT: Net owners decide how many players (and who) can play at their net.
Comment if you can bring a net. We will need another net when 12+ players have signed up.
Please help set up nets instead of trying to get on a court immediately and avoid contributing.

THINGS TO BRING: Water, sunblock, sunglasses, mask, hand sanitizer

If you test covid-positive after playing, let the Organizer know for the safety of the community.

PARKING AT CENTRAL PARK SAN MATEO
Laurel Avenue/7th Ave/8th Ave has 2-hour parking which ends at 6pm. 9th Ave tends to have open residential spots, and definitely more spots as you head south on Palm Ave. There is not much parking along El Camino or 3rd Ave.

Direct message for questions.

Intermediate/Advanced Grass Volleyball at Central Park

Central Park

LEVEL: Beginners will be unable to play in our volleyball games. Must have intermediate or higher level of experience. Players are expected to pass a served ball to a setter, set a ball, and get a ball set to them over the net with consistency.

GAME FORMAT: Net owners decide how many players (and who) can play at their net.
Comment if you can bring a net. We will need another net when 12+ players have signed up.
Please help set up nets instead of trying to get on a court immediately and avoid contributing.

THINGS TO BRING: Water, sunblock, sunglasses, mask, hand sanitizer

If you test covid-positive after playing, let the Organizer know for the safety of the community.

PARKING AT CENTRAL PARK SAN MATEO
Laurel Avenue/7th Ave/8th Ave has 2-hour parking which ends at 6pm. 9th Ave tends to have open residential spots, and definitely more spots as you head south on Palm Ave. There is not much parking along El Camino or 3rd Ave.

Direct message for questions.

Intermediate/Advanced Grass Volleyball at Bay meadows Park

Bay Meadows Park

LEVEL: Beginners will be unable to play in our volleyball games. Must have intermediate or higher level of experience. Players are expected to pass a served ball to a setter, set a ball, and get a ball set to them over the net with consistency.

GAME FORMAT: Net owners decide how many players (and who) can play at their net.
Comment if you can bring a net. We will need another net when 12+ players have signed up.
Please help set up nets instead of trying to get on a court immediately and avoid contributing.

THINGS TO BRING: Water, sunblock, sunglasses, mask, hand sanitizer

If you test covid-positive after playing, let the Organizer know for the safety of the community.

PARKING AT CENTRAL PARK SAN MATEO
Laurel Avenue/7th Ave/8th Ave has 2-hour parking which ends at 6pm. 9th Ave tends to have open residential spots, and definitely more spots as you head south on Palm Ave. There is not much parking along El Camino or 3rd Ave.

Direct message for questions.

Weekend Intermediate/Adv Grass Volleyball at Joinville Park

Bayside/Joinville Park

LEVEL: Beginners will be unable to play in our volleyball games. Must have intermediate or higher level of experience. Players are expected to pass a served ball to a setter, set a ball, and get a ball set to them over the net with consistency.

GAME FORMAT:
When there are 1+ nets (Fri-Sat), Derek and Chris will be using a net to each make their own teams from people attending the meetup. After each game, player(s) on both teams may be switched with other players who were not previously playing at the net.

NET: Comment if you can bring a net. We will need another net when over 12 players have signed up.

OTHER THINGS TO BRING: Water, sunblock, sunglasses

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS
- Bring a mask.
- Sanitize your hands between games.
- Do NOT come if you're feeling even slightly sick.
- If you test positive after playing, let the Organizer know for the safety of the community.

Direct message for questions.

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Weekend Intermediate/Adv Grass Volleyball at Joinville Park

Bayside/Joinville Park

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