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The first & biggest volleyball group on Meetup Toronto !! And the only volleyball group with public events for all levels.

Our group welcomes all levels from beginners to competitive players. We have different skill levels to suit everyone !

Recreational 6's

Low Intermediate 5's

Mid Intermediate 4's (Plays with beach rules)

High Intermediate 4's (Plays with beach rules)

Advanced 3's (Plays with beach rules)

Please see the message board for level descriptions and Group Guidelines and Rules in Discussions/Message Boards/Group Must Reads

We play up to 5 levels and up to 10 nets with the occasional beach BBQ.

Leagues too expensive, not "good enough" for other groups ? Want to play a Competitive level with lots of other like minded people or want to play just for fun ? Want to play at the beach .. just you and 50-100 friends ? Regardless of your skill level, come out and join us. We have a perfect level for you !!

The small fee is used to purchase new equipment and fund future events. Fees are $5 per event.

Equipment purchased to date and fees paid:

10 sets of nets and lines

6 full portable systems

over 50 volleyballs (35 of which have been worn out)

8 sun canopies (4 of which have been broken by members)

10 years of Meetup fees

Total investment to date - over $5,000

We have to start early in the morning to make sure we get enough courts. We can also set up 6 courts on days where the beach courts are taken over by tournaments.

Members are welcome to drop by later in the afternoon if they have not signed up and if there is space (others having left early) then you are welcome to join in.

We will play Saturdays or Sundays (usually alternating) and occasional weeknights too

Please read our Group Rules and Guidelines before signing up for any volleyball events - (in Discussion/message board) (https://www.meetup.com/beach-vball/messages/boards/thread/7161354)

(https://www.meetup.com/beach-vball/messages/boards/thread/7161354) Please only sign up if you plan on attending. Repeat offenders will be removed from the group. 2 strikes and you are out. Strikes only for team events and events with reservations.

Our events have had up to 130 members and 5 different levels attend. This means things have to be well organized and members are expected to follow the rules and guidelines or the event will turn into chaos. If you follow our rules and guidelines, you will have a lot of fun meeting new people and having fun in the sun.

Beach rules (for Mid/High 4's, Advanced levels only) - see the discussion boards

What makes us different than other Meetups/Groups ?

we want everyone to develop and have fun. We welcome all levels and provide feedback and coaching for those that want to improve and move up
in the higher levels we play by proper beach rules and enforce the rules (most other groups don't)
you need to "earn" your way into the higher levels. we do not allow just anyone to sign up for the top levels. this makes for better games at those levels
from a covid perspective we follow protocols and have limits on interactions if required
we provide multiple canopies for shade during the heat of summer
we can set up multiple nets even when tournaments take over the beach on weekends
and of course .... we are the 1st and biggest group and have been around since 2008 for a reason. Other groups come and go. We keep going
yes ... we have more rules ... but that means we are more organized
and yes ... the other groups keep stealing our levels and formats. Imitation is the highest form of flattery !

Bevorstehende Events (4+)

Chilly Halloween Mid Int/High Int 4's

Ashbridges Bay Park

5,00 CA$

Dress up in a FULL Halloween costume and play for free. Partial or half efforts won't count

PLEASE READ - STARTING SEPT 22 YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED IN ORDER TOPARTICIPATE IN ANY EVENTS. IN YOUR RSVP ANSWER YOU SHOULD STATE "Yes - fully vaccinated"
You may be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated to play at check in. If you do not show proof if requested then you will suspended from the group or removed.

The event start tie is subject to change depending on weather

Since sign ups will be limited it is very important that you show up if you sign up.
You MUST provide an email address to sign up for the event in the rsvp question every time you sign up . This is for contact tracing.
RSVPs will be removed for if email is not included in RSVP

King of the court Ladder format will be used

This is an open level event. You can sign if you are at any level intermediate + and above. You must be able to play strong 3 hit volleyball and have good ball control. You will be partnered with others of the same skill level.

Please note that you must know full beach rules. You MUST answer the RSVP question to play this event. If your answer is wrong or you do not answer then you will be removed from the event. The question or your response may not show up when using some apps so please RSVP from a computer.

Beach Rules - https://www.meetup.com/beach-vball/messages/boards/thread/6679875

Please only join the waiting list if you intend to play if added from the wait list. If your plans change please remove yourself from the wait list.

For contact tracing purposes you MUST answer the RSVP question and provide your first name and email address. If you do not answer the question and provide this your RSVP will be removed

Since this is a team sport event, the proper number of players is very important. RSVP changes less than 72 hrs before any event that is full/has waitlist or 48 hrs before any events not full will to be considered a late bail-out. Late bail outs or no shows will be assessed a "strike" 2 strikes and you will be suspended from participating in group events.

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS LEVEL IF YOU ARE A RECREATIONAL PLAYER AND ARE NOT CAPABLE OF CONTROLLING THE BALL TO PASS, SET AND SPIKE. If the event is full, put yourself on the waiting list. Spots always free up the week of the event as people change their minds.

Instructions will be sent out 1 or 2 days before the event. In case of rain check the "Bad weather guidelines" in Discussions/messageboard/volleyball discussions

Chilly Halloween Low Intermediate 5s

Ashbridges Bay Park

5,00 CA$

Dress up in a FULL Halloween costume and play for free. Partial or half efforts won't count

PLEASE READ - STARTING SEPT 22 YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED IN ORDER TOPARTICIPATE IN ANY EVENTS. IN YOUR RSVP ANSWER YOU SHOULD STATE "Yes - fully vaccinated"
You may be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated to play at check in. If you do not show proof if requested then you will suspended from the group or removed.

This will be a 5 vs 5 format.

Low Intermediate level is for players looking to continue to improve their game and play a more structured game. You have experience playing volleyball recently and have some ball control and want to and can play 3 hit volleyball. If you are not able or willing to play 3 hits then you should be signing up for the Recreational level.
Intermediate does NOT play beach rules volleyball.

3 hit volleyball
https://betteratvolleyball.com/the-3-types-of-hits-in-volleyball/

For contact tracing purposes you MUST answer the RSVP question and provide your first name and email address. If you do not answer the question and provide this your RSVP will be removed

$5 cash payment at the event

Since this is a team sport event, the proper number of players is very important. RSVP changes less than 72 hrs before any event that is full/has waitlist or 48 hrs before any events not full will to be considered a late bail-out. Late bail outs or no shows will be assessed a "strike" 2 strikes and you will be suspended from participating in group events.

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS LEVEL IF YOU ARE A RECREATIONAL PLAYER AND ARE NOT CAPABLE OF CONTROLLING THE BALL TO PASS, SET AND SPIKE. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR A HIGHER LEVEL IF LOWER LEVEL EVENTS ARE FULL. If the event is full, put yourself on the waiting list. Spots always free up the week of the event as people change their minds.

Planning (Option 1 of 3) - Xmas Holiday Beach Volleyball Caribbean Trip

Let's be optimistic and assume that things will normalize more and we can start travelling again.
Want to get away from the cold over the holidays ? Let's do it !

I'm open to suggestions but currently looking to book to go to Punta Cana.
Tentative trip dates :
Departure - Sun Dec 19 - Tues Dec 21
Return
Dec 26 - Dec 28 (my preference)
OR
Sat Jan 15 - 22 > see other event posting
OR
Sat Jan 22-27 > see other event posting

We will pick the date that there is most interest in

I am looking at booking an all inclusive resort 4 stars or higher. Please feel free to suggest a hotel if you have travelled to Punta Cana already, I am open to suggestions

Example:
Ocean & Blue Sand Resort
http://aeroplan.aircanadavacations.com/en/vacation_packages/resort/Punta-Cana/Ocean-Blue--Sand/
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g3176298-d584407-Reviews-or10-Ocean_Blue_Sand-Bavaro_Punta_Cana_La_Altagracia_Province_Dominican_Republic.html#REVIEWS
Sun Dec 19-Sun Dec 26
Approx $1,700 per person double occupancy
Approx $1,900 per person single occupancy

Mon Dec 20-Mon Dec 27
Approx $1,900 per person double occupancy
Approx $2,100 per person single occupancy

You can :
1) bring a roommate
2) request a roommate be assigned (same gender available if preferred)
3) request single occupancy

And of course ... there will be beach volleyball .... lots of beach volleyball !!

Entry Requirements: Most travelers (for example, from United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Panama, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Puerto Rico, etc.) do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival to enter the Dominican Republic. Airports and other ports of entry will perform a quick, aleatory breath test to a percentage of passengers, and all those who present symptoms, upon arrival. Passengers under the age of five and crew members are exempt from this procedure. Passengers who present a vaccination card no less than 3 weeks after the last dose was placed or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in the Dominican Republic will be exempted from the random test. All passengers will also need to perform a temperature check. Passengers who present symptoms or whose test results are positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations. Prior to departure, travelers should confirm with their airline provider and airport of origin regarding any testing or other related requirements for inbound flights to the Dominican Republic, or necessary requirements needed upon arrival to their country of origin.

Worried about something happening and having to cancel ?
The CAREFLEXPLUS plan provides you with greater flexibility by allowing you to change your booking, transfer your package and cancel your reservation with a full refund up until 25 days prior to departure ($59-99 + taxes)

To go on this trip with the group you are required to be fully vaccinated (proof of full vaccination required)

Please provide all the information requested to sign up for this event. If you do not answer all questions your RSVP will be removed :
Name
Citizenship
Confirm that you are fully vaccinated (proof will be requested later)
Cell phone #
Email address

Please ensure that you are able to travel to the Dominican Republic. Your own travel documents and ability to enter the country are entirely up to you to manage.

If we get enough people we may be able to get a group rate.

Signing up for this event only indicates that you are interested. There is no commitment at this point for the trip if you sign up

Planning (Option 2 of 3) - Jan 15-22 Beach Volleyball Caribbean Trip

Let's be optimistic and assume that things will normalize more and we can start travelling again.
Want to get away from the cold over the holidays ? Let's do it !

I'm open to suggestions but currently looking to book to go to Punta Cana.
Tentative trip dates :
Departure - Sun Dec 19 - Tues Dec 21
Return
Dec 26 - Dec 28 (my preference) > see other event posting
OR
Sat Jan 15 - 22
OR
Sat Jan 22-27 > see other event posting

Sign up for all the dates that work for you. We will pick the date that there is most interest in.

I am looking at booking an all inclusive resort 4 stars or higher. Please feel free to suggest a hotel if you have travelled to Punta Cana already, I am open to suggestions

Example:
Ocean & Blue Sand Resort
http://aeroplan.aircanadavacations.com/en/vacation_packages/resort/Punta-Cana/Ocean-Blue--Sand/
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g3176298-d584407-Reviews-or10-Ocean_Blue_Sand-Bavaro_Punta_Cana_La_Altagracia_Province_Dominican_Republic.html#REVIEWS
Sat Jan 15 - Sat Jan 22
Approx $1,450 per person double occupancy
Approx $1,600 per person single occupancy

You can :
1) bring a roommate
2) request a roommate be assigned (same gender available if preferred)
3) request single occupancy

And of course ... there will be beach volleyball .... lots of beach volleyball !!

Entry Requirements: Most travelers (for example, from United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Panama, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Puerto Rico, etc.) do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival to enter the Dominican Republic. Airports and other ports of entry will perform a quick, aleatory breath test to a percentage of passengers, and all those who present symptoms, upon arrival. Passengers under the age of five and crew members are exempt from this procedure. Passengers who present a vaccination card no less than 3 weeks after the last dose was placed or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in the Dominican Republic will be exempted from the random test. All passengers will also need to perform a temperature check. Passengers who present symptoms or whose test results are positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations. Prior to departure, travelers should confirm with their airline provider and airport of origin regarding any testing or other related requirements for inbound flights to the Dominican Republic, or necessary requirements needed upon arrival to their country of origin.

Worried about something happening and having to cancel ?
The CAREFLEXPLUS plan provides you with greater flexibility by allowing you to change your booking, transfer your package and cancel your reservation with a full refund up until 25 days prior to departure ($59-99 + taxes)

To go on this trip with the group you are required to be fully vaccinated (proof of full vaccination required)

Please provide all the information requested to sign up for this event. If you do not answer all questions your RSVP will be removed :
Name
Citizenship
Confirm that you are fully vaccinated (proof will be requested later)
Cell phone #
Email address

Please ensure that you are able to travel to the Dominican Republic. Your own travel documents and ability to enter the country are entirely up to you to manage.

If we get enough people we may be able to get a group rate.

Signing up for this event only indicates that you are interested. There is no commitment at this point for the trip if you sign up

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