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Fridays 6-11pm $5 Hard court Drop-In @ the Dive Volleyball, 16 years old & older
Players will now be rated for their skill level! See more info at New Drop-In Ratings and Process! In an effort to improve the quality of drop-in play and to reduce wait times due to players signing up on multiple courts contrary to drop-in rules, we are implementing a new process for drop-in, as follows: When you arrive for drop-in, we will ask for your name and will look you up in our system. If we do not have a contact record for you, we will ask for your email address in addition to your name. We will ask you to sign the hard copy waiver once and will then record that you have signed the waiver, so you will not have to do so again. If you would like to play at a level higher than Recreational, we will give you a yellow wristband with a number on it so our staff can observe your level of play throughout the night and rate you accordingly. You may play on any court while being rated, but note that you will be rated based on the level of play on that court, so please be sure you are playing on a court that aligns with your skill level (Recreational, Intermediate, Competitive, or Advanced). Once you have been rated, a rater will remove your yellow band, mark it with your rating to be recorded in our system, and give you a wristband with a color that corresponds to your rating. From the end of that game forward, you may only play on a court with the same color rating as your wristband or lower. Individuals playing on a higher rated court will be asked to move by facility staff. You may be asked to be re-rated at any point (other than the first night of your rating). If you wish to play at a Recreational level or if you have been rated as a Recreational player, you do not need a wristband and will not be rated unless you ask to be. Courts will be broken up as follows: Green Court(s) = Recreational Blue Court(s) = Intermediate Orange Court(s) = Competitive Purple Court(s) = Advanced This is a first step in improving the drop-in experience, and we will be making further improvements in the coming months. We appreciate your support while we implement these changes. Although there are more specific criteria in the rating system, here are the high-level descriptions of each level of play: The plumbing has not been installed so the outdoor porta-potties and newer running water temporary toilets are the only facilities available. There is bottled water and drinks available for purchase, but no drinking fountain. Check this calendar for any updates. This posting of this event is for informational purposes only. The actual event in not run by this meetup group, but by the owners of Dive Volleyball or their associates as listed on the link above. There are usually over 75 players that attend this event, and sometimes over 100! I have never seen less than 50. So if it ever indicates here that only a couple are going, that is only because most people don't RSVP on this website. 16 or older to play Fridays and Sundays and 18 or older Saturdays, being we now have Junior (18 and under) drop-in Sunday afternoons 4-6PM. $5 Drop-In. All skill levels are welcome. But please find a net with your appropriate skill level. Last time I was there they didn't limit the number of people, nor have they ever to my knowledge. Go early or stay late for best court availability. The complex is located on the right (west) side of the street in between 38th and 39th, and Dive is at the far west end of the complex (the tallest buildings). Turn in at the sign that says "Jackson 38 Endo" and go west to the building on the end on the right side.

The Dive

3899 North Jackson Street · Denver, CO

What we're about

Public Group

How Does it all work?

Pretty simple really: people with nets organize meetups (ask me if you want organizer status) and people who want to play sign up, once enough people sign up it's game on! It's all for fun so please contribute in whatever way you can, the more we all do the better it will be for everyone.

This meetup group usually plays for 2-3 hours per event and is free of charge. Teams change during most meetups so you get a chance to play with many players. Play is broken down into three levels: Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert. Games Follow the Volleyball of the Rockies (VOTR) outdoor rules for volleyball.

What Should you Bring?

Everyone: Water, Sunscreen, Hat or Sunglasses, Snack

If you got it: Additional net, Additional Ball, Boombox, Lawnchair, Cooler, Food/Drink/Other to share! cool stuff i couldn't think of when writing this!

Levels of play, Player level Designations

Intermediate (AKA VOTR divisions 5 and 6) Players Should be familiar with outdoor volleyball rules and should be able to bump, set, dink, and serve DECENTLY

Advanced (AKA VOTR divisions 3 and 4, AKA level B) Players should be VERY familiar with outdoor volleyball rules and should be able to bump, set, dink, serve, dig, block, and hit WELL

Expert (AKA VOTR divisions 3 and 2, AKA level BB) Players should be VERY familiar with outdoor volleyball rules and should be able to bump, set, dink, serve, dig, block, and hit VERY WELL

To ensure a fun and positive atmosphere please following the “General rules of conduct”

Be respectful - Respect your fellow players by keeping your tone positive and your comments constructive. Respect the organizers who take the time to post, set-up and manage this group by showing up if you sign up and helping to set up and take down nets. also buy them beer, they love that

Do no harm – The locations we play in are public parks. Please remember to pick up after yourselves and to be respectful of others who are using the park.

Think before you speak - Not everyone is at the same level of play and pointing that out constantly makes for poor team work. Even the best players have a bad day. If you believe a player is too low level for the meetup which you are attending please bring it to the attention of the meetup organizer.

Judge Thyself - If you are too low level for a meetup, move yourself down a level, you'll have more fun, they'll have more fun. Same goes for too high level; don't just crush everybody, challenge yourself: move up.

Spread the love - Everyone plays equally, all positions, all passes. Do not favor a player or avoid a player. Players must rotate and play all positions.

Mix it up - Change teams between each game, i mean, unless it was close and you're totally gonna wreck them this time... in which case i guess one rematch is all you'll need to show them their win was a fluke

Play em fast - if ANY players are sitting/waiting play your games to lower numbers like 15 and 21, this will cause more games to happen and will lower sitting times

Sit your turn - If there are too many players, make sure you take your turn sitting, ensuring everyone plays an equal amount of the time

Call Your Own - If you perform a foul or fault; call yourself or your teammate, you are your own referee... do not call the other team unless it's obvious and blatant

Replay - Can't agree on in or out, foul or not, someone didn't know a rule? Replay the point. ball never lies ;)

HELP! - help setting up nets and taking them down, the faster it happens the more games you can play

No drama – This is pick up volleyball, if you can't be cool, you will be booted.

**If the organizers are fielding constant complaints about a player, he/she will be removed from the group.

Posting a recognizable picture of yourself will help us get to know you and recognize you as a regular.


No Sets Over: you may not set the ball over the net

No Open Hand Tips: you may not single-handedly direct the ball with your fingertips, to "dink" you musk curl your fingers into a knuckle of fist, or use a flat body strike such as the back of your hand or palm

No First Ball Sets: you may not set the ball as your team's first touch unless a ball is spiked at you

No Blocking passes: you may not block a pass from one teammate to another unless the ball enters your team's airspace

No Blocking serves: you may not contact a served ball unless it is both in your airspace and at least some part of the ball has fallen below the top of the net

No Dirty Sets: Sets must be performed in one fluid motion (no carrying) and cannot rotate more than once before reaching their apex (no spinnies)

All Soccer Legal: anything legal as a hit in soccer/futbol is a legal hit: foot, leg, chest, shoulder, head, ect.

Thanks for reading; If you have any suggestions contact me.

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