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South east Denver Drop-in outdoor grass vball in Washington park this Sunday

 The forecast if for over 60 degrees this Sunday, so sounds good for volleyball.

Will expand player limit if others indicate they will bring a net.

 There will be at least one recreational net for all levels and one intermediate net. 'Intermediate' means that you know 4 on 4 rules as played by Volleyball of the Rockies and can consistently serve, bump, set, and spike within the rules over 80% of the time.

Go ahead and RSVP 'yes' if you think you might be interested in attending. If you change your mind you can always change your RSVP. Don't wait to RSVP until you see a bunch of people coming. That is how meetups get canceled. Everyone is waiting for others to RSVP and it ends up few do. 

 I will stay till dark if there are enough players that still want to play that late. We can go out to dinner then if anyone is interested.

People that don't RSVP don't have the right to play if we are short of nets.

If anyone with a net wants to go out earlier, put that in the 'comments' so others can join you. 

If anyone wants to bring a table, grill, food, drinks and such, that would be great.

You don't have to already know anyone or have a team. We just make teams randomly.

We don't play 5 on 5 or 6 on 6 number of people per side outdoors on the intermediate net.   We usually play 4 on 4 on each side or less. If someone brings a net and wants to dedicate it to doubles that would be great. 

Put in your RSVP  when you plan to come out and whether you are bringing a net to set up. 

To be a intermediate or better player you must know and be able to play the Volleyball of the Rockies 4 on 4 rules that we use when playing outdoors grass or sand, and know the rules and procedures for playing 3 touch volleyball with the center setting volleyball. You must also be able to set, bump, and spike. You don't have to be an expert at any of these or be tall or fast,  but if you can't bump without 'carrying' the ball or don't know the rules that are standard throughout the world, then you are recreational level player as far as this meetup. 

The most important characteristic of  intermediate and above level players is knowing  not to dink, lift, throw, or receive the serve with open hands. (outdoors 4s and less players rules doesn't  allow open hands receiving of the serve. ) Intermediate and above players also have the skill to accurately serve, bump, set and spike legally over 80% of the time. They also try to use all three touches of the ball to attain a 'spike' of the volleyball.

Most recreation players try to get the ball over the net in one or two touches and carrying and throwing the ball isn't called as much, nor is touching the net or receiving the ball illegally. But that is up to Doreen, as it is her net that will be used for the recreational levels.

Intermediate B/BB players know and obey the Island Volleyball of the Rockies rules when playing outdoors. Those rules are different in many ways than indoor 6 on 6 hard court rules and recreational rules. This is not to criticize the recreational level of play, as we were all that level at one time and I am certainly a 'recreational' level player at soccer, basket ball and tennis. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful day, nice people, Wash Park :)

    1 · February 16, 2014

    • Da-Vi'do

      Thanks for coming out Eileen, hope to see you at Wheat Ridge Recreation Center if your schedule allows that later on.

      February 17, 2014

  • Rith

    Point me to the beginners net.

    February 16, 2014

    • Da-Vi'do

      I saw you out there on the professional net for a moment, then you were gone. Did you have to leave for a Inside Edition interview?

      February 17, 2014

  • Da-Vi'do

    We had a many of our regular players and many people new to the group. I didn't really get around to dividing people up into skill levels, but will try and do something in that direction next time. As is turned out, we could have been out there a hour or two earlier, as it was very warm and perfect for volleyball except when the wind picked up at the afternoon progressed. Thanks for everyone's patience getting the nets up and the mixing of levels of players. The weather doesn't look good for this next week, but you never know. There are other meetups indoors.

    February 17, 2014

  • Da-Vi'do

    We have a wide variety of skill levels that are coming out today, so your patience is appreciated. If you don't know doubles/fours outdoor rules and have a advanced skill levels, then you should be playing on the recreational net. During the summer we usually have more nets, so we can divide into other levels, but it looks like only two nets today.

    February 16, 2014

  • Bryan G.

    If its nice i will come out

    February 15, 2014

  • Esther W.

    I have plans this Sunday but I'm excited to play with you guys soon!

    February 15, 2014

  • Monica

    I'll play until I have to go work at 2:30. I can play earlier if anyone else is interested.

    February 14, 2014

  • Payton

    Love to get out and play in the sun. Sat better for me probably, but I'll try to be there for either.

    February 12, 2014

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