Suggested Groups near Concord, CA
The Contra Costa County Moms Meetup Group
THIS GROUP IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS
The CCC Moms Group is a wonderful, supportive group of Moms who enjoy each other's company during twice weekly park playdates in Central Contra Costa County. We have weekly music groups, monthly Girls Night Out, family nights, field trips, quarterly book club, and other seasonal activities. We're a very active group; members MUST be interested in meeting and forming friendships with other moms and attend at LEAST one meetup per month.
•This group is open to stay at home moms and working moms (including moms-to-be) of children from newborn to those in kindergarten.
•All park meetups are at 10am (We have one Saturday morning and one Afternoon playdate per month)
•To help build relationships we have a limit of 125 members
•Membership is $20 per year (September thru September) and is payable via private PayPal. We do not accept cash.
Making friends can seem intimidating and hard, but it doesn't have to be! Come frequently to meetups, be social and friendly, and the rest will fall into place naturally. We are a drama free organization, so keep in mind common rules of courtesy, and you will find some wonderful friendships here.
Walnut Creek - Hiking, Biking, Happy Hour
Walnut Creek, CA
This is a social, active group, and we want to get to know you, so it's REQUIRED you provide a picture of your face or we will not be able to approve you.
Greetings! Anyone can join.
Looking for like-minded people who want to participate in a variety of events such as hiking, biking (fun rides), kayaking, fitness/boot camps, wine tasting, picnics/BBQs, live music, dancing, happy hours, movies, bowling, camping, rafting, day trips (SF, Napa, Monterey, etc.), weekend excursions (Tahoe, Vegas Baby!), comedy clubs, sporting events, networking, new friendships and what else? We are very open to suggestions!
Don't be shy! Join in on the fun! Invite your friends, too! We are a mix of active single AND couples that want to expand/build their network of friendships with people who like to do similar activities. We want people who are really active. We're simply trying to gather a bunch of truly fun, active, kind people, who actually like to go have fun, mingle with others, and try new things.
Diablo Valley Homeschool Group
***Please note that all prospective members must first meet with the organizers at an event within 30 days of applying before membership requests are approved. Once you submit your information to join you will be contacted by one of our organizers with upcoming event information to attend. Please make sure to check your Meetup Messages so you don't miss out!***
This community is focused on healthy, long lasting friendships and shared learning. The purpose of this group is to bring together families in the Contra Costa County and surrounding areas to build friendships, a support network, and cooperative learning opportunities.
Our Code of Conduct: Because we have a multi-age group, we remind all families, especially the older children, that they are influencing the younger crowd and so we ask that they act appropriately. Our group does not allow name-calling, or destructive/disrespectful behavior. We are building a community of friends and we expect that everyone act in a respectful way (this pertains to children and adults).
Who are we? We are a group of families who share a passion for teaching our children through homeschooling. Our group is focused on school aged children (K-12) but younger siblings are welcome. We believe that children of all ages socializing together is a part of healthy development.
What do we do? We have weekly park days in the Contra Costa County areas. Additionally we have monthly Mom's Night Out and sometimes extend that to Parents' Night Out and Family Fun Nights. It is our goal to have other activities such as nature walks, movie nights, even co-op learning groups available for families to participate in. Families may participate in any and all events, but are welcome to opt out of any that don't meet their families needs or interests. We do require that all families attend a MINIMUM of one park day per month. This ensures building strong, lasting friendships.
When do we meet? We get together every Friday at 10 A.M. in the summer and 10:30 A.M. in the winter for weekly park day play groups. Additional events will be scheduled at various times.
Where do we meet? For most events we meet somewhere in the East and Central areas of Contra Costa County. We may occasionally schedule field trips that are outside of the county as well.
How can your family participate? Join our group! We are always looking to make great connections for children and parents - the more the merrier! Send us a request to join and tell us a little bit about your family. Then come to a meetup and start making connections!
Membership fees - We do require all families to pay membership fees of $10 per family for the year. For all new incoming families, you will have a 3 month probationary period to check out our group, make new friendships and discover if our group is a good fit for your family. At the end of that 3 month period, new families are required to pay the membership dues to stay active members.
Fun, Feisty and Over 40
First due to covid, we ask that all our members are vaccinated so that we do not pass covid to unvaccinated people, Please add that in the comments so we know or send the organizer a private message.
Don't let our name fool you. This group is for WOMEN in our 50's , 60's' and more! We are married and single, widowed and divorced, working and retired. We build friendships and a strong sense of belonging.
We are constantly on the go. Movie nights, eating out, BUNCO, book club, bowling, hiking, walking, potlucks, just to name some recent events. We welcome and encourage suggestions from our members. What do you want to do? Let us know, choose a date and place and we will get it set up.
We also do volunteer work to help those in our community. This group is all about US and we make it whatever we want it to be.
Our events are mostly in the East Bay, we have events mostly in the Tri-Valley area, and more, all depending on what people want to do. At times, we also go to San Francisco, Casino trips, musicals, plays and more.
Please be sure to have a look at our guidelines and a more.
One more thing. we collect dues of $10 per year. After your first event, you will be asked to pay the organizer. We also ask that you attend an event within the first 30 days.
The dues are strictly for Meet Up administrative fees, deposits and sometimes supplies for events and a big themed party during the year. We hope to see you soon!
East Bay Golf Group
East Bay Golf Group Meetup
This (Beginner & Intermediate) Meetup group is to have fun and meet new people while playing golf. If you are looking to play golf in a relaxed atmosphere, then this is that type of group. You may be a beginner, or you may have played before, it doesn’t matter. Most members are beginner to intermediate golfers.
The goal is to get outside, play and hopefully improve our game a little bit. We will play at various courses around the East Bay Area. Courses scheduled will be typically 9-hole and some 18-hole courses, often doing scramble to make things a little easier. Feel free to suggest courses for future meetups.
All that's asked is that you show up ready to play when you say you will, repeat no-shows can be kicked from the group. Also, please be familiar with basic etiquette and rules of golf, including pace of play. Please be aware that no instruction or equipment is provided.
And last, but not least, if the course played at has got a bar then you can usually find group members there cooling off with a drink after the round!
East Bay Rock Climbing Meetup Group
The purpose of East Bay Rock Climbing Group is to create a community of climbers in the East Bay of all ages to come together to enjoy indoor climbing, climbing adventures, hiking adventures, and any other outdoor activity. Our mission is to share loving experiences and climbing passion with each other! You should join if you already have your own gear, are already a member at Touchstone climbing gyms, and know the basics- come check out a GREAT workout and fun social activity with like-minded, encouraging, loving people. And, if you want to find a climbing partner! Our events will consist of many different climbing/hiking/outdoor activities all over the East Bay! Please let me know if you are interested and want to participate! and also, please let me know if you are willing organize a meetup in your specific area!
Sorry, we do not teach beginners. Please go to the Touchstone website for more details on beginner classes.
East Bay Pick-Up Soccer (Co-Ed) EVERYBODY WELCOME!!!
San Leandro, CA
Words from the group's founder: Daniel "Uber" Bäsel
I am looking to start up a casual pick up game here in the East Bay with some like minded people. To see if you are interested, let me introduce myself...
I was born and raised in Germany and played soccer from the age of 3 all the way through high school and then casually into my late 20's.
Now in my mid-30's and many pounds heavier, I am far from peak conditioning but would like to start casually playing soccer again on the weekends.
Ideally I would like to play either Saturday or Sunday mornings for about 2 hours in the San Leandro/Castro Valley/Hayward area at a location we can all agree on. I can provide the nets and cones as well.
EVERYBODY is welcome, but if you are a pro player and expect an ultra competitive setting this may not be for you.
I would love to build a little community of like minded soccer fans from around the world to spend a few hours with each week kicking the ball around!
If you are interested, please join this group and i will get in contact with you!!
Here are a few rules to follow when deciding to join us for a friendly pick-up game. most of these are pretty "common sense" but I still think it is a good idea to lay them out so everyone knows what to expect (Please note that breaking these rules will eventually result in a ban from this group):
1) "The Golden Rule": We are all here to have fun, get a little exercise in and walk away happy and most importantly healthy. Slide tackling/Body Checking is ABSOLUTELY NOT permitted ANYTIME and doing so will result in a warning as well as a free kick for the other team.
2) "Everybody's Game" : This is a MeetUp group for EVERYONE who would like to come and play. Young and old, male or female, skilled or brand new to the game of soccer. Please treat it as such. If you are a skilled player with lots of experience, try to involve the players who may be new to the game as good as you can.
3) "Foul Language" : We are all adults in this group and I sure have a potty mouth at times. Just a few things to keep in mind though. Cursing or directing foul language at another player is NOT TOLERATED and will result in a warning. If the game angers you to the point where you have to direct foul language at another player, perhaps this is not the meetup for you.
4)"Goalies" : Most people don't like to play goalie but if we all share the duty of playing goalie, it becomes less of a hassle for everyone. Please volunteer to play goalie rather than having to be asked to.
East Bay Ramblers
Welcome to East Bay Ramblers! This group is all about hiking for fun and fitness. We hike on weekday mornings...and also on weekends. If you love to hike, this is the group for you!
Some things you should know about the group:
• Hikes will normally be in the 4 - 10 mile range.
• We average a speed of 2.5 - 3.0 mph.
• Each hike posted will indicate the length and difficulty you can expect. Please be considerate of other’s time and only sign up for hikes within your physical ability that you can complete within the time allotted.
• Please RSVP to events only if you plan on attending. Be sure to update your RSVP if your attendance plans change, and avoid last-minute changes whenever possible.
• We wait at trail junctions to keep the group together, but as soon as stragglers are within sight the group will start off.
• There will be hills! You will need to be comfortable walking up and down steep hills.
• Most hikes are held in our beautiful East Bay Regional Parks with some excursions into State Parks and water district properties such as EBMUD and CCWD. We also occasionally organize urban hikes and trips to other regional park systems.
• Some hikes, but not all, will be DOG FRIENDLY and allow off-leash hiking. Some hikes will be on-leash and some will not allow dogs at all. Each hike will be clearly marked as either Dogs Off-leash, Dogs On-leash, or No Dogs.
• We are not professional hike leaders and don't have first-aid training. Participants must be responsible for their own safety and well-being.
This is a very social group. We like to talk, laugh, and enjoy ourselves while getting our exercise out on the trail. In the Bay Area we are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of open space filled with hiking trails. Join us as we explore and meet new friends!
PLEASE READ LIABILITY DISCLAIMER:
By joining East Bay Ramblers you agree to the following:
1. I acknowledge that the group organizer and assistant organizers for this group are NOT guides or trip leaders. We have no training or qualifications as guides or trip leaders. East BayHiking Meetup is a social group for organizing hikes. All hikers are responsible for themselves, their dog(s), their guest(s) and any event that occurs to or because of them.
2. I agree to abide by the rules of the park where the hike is held.
3. I acknowledge that I and other participants may be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury to me, my dog(s) and/or guests, or someone outside of the group or some other animal, including permanent disability and death. I understand that these risks may be increased through my own actions, or through the negligent action or inaction of East Bay Ramblers’ participants, its members or other representatives. If I bring/invite a guest who has not released liability through the meetup group, I agree that I am solely responsible for their and or their dog(s) including their actions and safety. It is highly recommended that each participant sign up for an event through the meetup site.
4. I hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE from liability East Bay Ramblers, the group organizer and hike organizers, their officers, members/other participants, sponsors, and employees; and owners and lessors of facilities used by East Bay Ramblers, from any and all liability claims, demands or causes of action that you now have or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or part out of the activities advice or information contained herein, even if caused in whole or in part by their negligence.
5. California Civil Code section 1542 states; “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” I specifically waive the terms of that section, and agree to Release claims that I may not yet know of, or which may be based on events that have not yet occurred.
6. If I am allowing children under the age of 18 or any guest, to participate in this hike, I agree on their behalf to the terms of this Release. I agree that if, notwithstanding this Release, I, the minor, or anyone on the minor’s behalf, or my guest, makes a claim against any of the persons or entities Released, I will indemnify those persons and entities and hold them harmless against all expenses, damage or costs, including attorneys fees, arising out of that claim.
7. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore.
8. Organizers choose locations and routes, but it is up to you to decide whether the event is appropriate for you to attend. Ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.
I HAVE READ THE East Bay Ramblers LIABILITY DISCLAIMER AND WILL ABIDE BY ALL RULES AND POLICIES AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT I ASSUME ALL RISKS FOR ANY INJURIES RECEIVED AND AGREE TO ACCEPT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
Alameda Volleyball and Beer
Welcome to Alameda Volleyball. This is a group design for anyone that wants to have fun playing volleyball and meet new people. We welcome players of all skills level to join us and drink beer and learn to each other to be a better player. We aren't the most experienced but it's more of a social event. Please sign up so we can better organize this event. Thank you.
Bay Area Positive Psychology Group Discussion
Welcome to our Positive Psychology Group! We meet weekly to discuss concepts and ideas in Positive Psychology. Whether you've studied it in detail or you are just discovering it for the first time, there's so much to learn from chatting with others. We are mixing virtual and in person meet up options to be respectful of everyone's comfort levels with COVID-19.
~ East Bay Over 40 Singles ~
Walnut Creek, CA
Greetings to all singles interested to join our group.This Group has a heart ad soul with lots of great and fun members.
If you are over forty, single,maybe looking to meet someone, searching for that special someone or just finding new single friends that have similar interests like you and have fun and socialize ; then this group is for you.There is many groups out there to join but this one is little different just a bit .
This group is designed for Singles to meet new people and make new friends in our age group and it is not design for individuals that are married and joining just with intention to lunch their business platform and do solicitations . We are really not about numbers more quality then quantity ,so if you are joining please mean it ,be part of the group and SHOW UP
If you become member then please say something about your self ( it is important ) find events that are of interest to you and check it out .If event is one of your first once walk to the event organizer and introduce your self we will take it from there .My organizers and myself, plan a lot of great events, such as Wine Tasting, Happy Hours, Dancing, Dining out, Weekend Get-aways, Miniature Golf, Karaoke, movies and much more as much as we find time for it .
And for some of us that possibly looking for love give your self time to know someone no hurry :0) Just remember Giving someone a chance isn't "settling down" ..... it's opening yourself up to someone who may ultimately be right for you...nothing more nothing less just that .
Be respectful and mindful of other members .
We welcome comments and suggestions.
A PROFILE PHOTO OF YOUR FACE, IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE APPROVED INTO THIS GROUP. THANK YOU.
NOTE: IF A MEMBER IS A "NO SHOW" AT THREE EVENTS, THEY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE GROUP.ALSO IF YOU ARE MEMBER FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND ATTENDED FEW EVENTS OVER TIME YOU ASK YOUR SELF WHY AM I STILL HERE MAYBE IT IS TIME TO FIND A NEW GROUP .
MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY MEMBER FOR ANY REASON .
Brentwood Pick up Soccer
Coed Pick up Soccer games for all skill levels. Minimum age is 18 and location of games will be posted and constantly updated; be sure to check it out frequently. You play at your own risk and we are not responsible for any injuries that may occur. No sliding tackle allowed, cussing and fighting is disallowed. The organizers will take drastic actions to eliminate/ban members not following the rules.
Our games are packed with fun and enjoyable moments. We reserve the right to eject/remove you from this group at anytime. This is a good place to socialize and make new friends. I hope you enjoy it.
This group is for people who likes to play soccer.
We have goals, ball, bips and cones but you’re welcome to bring your favorite soccer ball.
Bay Area Kickball
Weekly kickball group - Looking for social and active people who want to make friends, have fun and play kickball. If you are looking for a chance to get active while being social during this time, please feel free to join us at one of our many events!
Rainbow Sierrans - A Queer Outdoor Group
Rainbow Sierrans is your LGBTQ hiking group! We are a part of the Sierra Club and we like having fun outdoors while promoting conservation and community. Rainbow Sierrans’ outings and events run the gamut from easy urban strolls to vigorous peak hikes; relaxed car camping to demanding wilderness backpacks; and naturalist-led walks to hands-on restoration and trail maintenance projects. Everyone is welcome on our outings. Rainbow Sierrans is an activities section of the SF Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club. We encourage you to become an official member of Rainbow Sierrans by going to www.rainbowsierrans.org. Membership gives you access to a whole range of members-only activities, such as holiday dance parties, picnics, kayaking, and camping trips. Besides, your membership supports this wonderful organization!
Trail running, hiking + Yoga (*PRIVATE GROUP, Oakland, CA)
May 2, 2021
Join us for virtual workouts (YOGA, HIIT, CORE) to support your DIY trail hikes and runs. New in-person events for *FULLY vaccinated (2 WEEKS OR MORE after final shot) members. Check our calendar of events for updates!
January 8, 2021
* PRIVATE GROUP
* FOR CURRENT MEMBERS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY ONLY, at this time. The group is currently NOT accepting new members due to COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your interest. Virtual workouts will be offered during the pandemic. In the future, we will meet to workout (trail run/walk/hike/bike) outside and eat together again in-person, when it is safe to do so!
* All in-person group trail events have been CANCELLED until further notice in accordance with the local "Shelter in Place" legal order and "social distancing" guidelines. "SEVEN BAY AREA JURISDICTIONS ORDER RESIDENTS TO STAY HOME ... COVID-19 spread reduces activity to only most essential needs"
Be well and safe. See you in the future!
TRAIL RUNNING AND HIKING GROUP (TRG) (PRIVATE GROUP)
SF East Bay, CA
"Generations and community running together in nature."
Over 1000 meets and counting since May 2012.
Welcome trail runners and hikers!
All members are expected to be able to read trail maps and be *self-sufficient. This group is for people training for foot races on trail and fitness for other sporting events. Run/walkers of all paces, including: visitors, those returning from pregnancy, breaks, or health issues, and experienced <a href="http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/run-walk/">run-walk-runners are welcome.
* Private and volunteer-run, EARLY AM EXERCISE group based in Oakland and Berkeley area. We run early morning with the occasional cross-training (e.g., YOGA, HIIT, dodgeball, etc.) together! <br>
How yoga can help your running (http://www.runnersworld.com/stretching/yoga-poses-build-strength-running), Runnersworld
* See schedule below.
Photos: Summer training run, Tahoe Rim Trail, CA-NV
Photo: Summer training run on the North Face course, Marin Headlands.
Ability to run-walk or run at least six miles and race goals. Read group requirements and pre-requisites.
We invite new members of all paces to drop-in and attend meets for a free two-week trial. Join us for weekly morning runs, on hilly, rocky dirt trails!
Capacity: 50 members (max.)
Two-week free trial membership.
Then, $6 /year to help cover the group's Meetup site at the basic plan rate (and supplies for socials if enough funds are raised for the site).
* Note: Group actually receives only approx. $5 after processing fees.
Please join us for our regular weekly early morning group trail runs on:
• 6 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Berkeley, and 10 AM on Sundays (easy) in Oakland or Berkeley.
• Other runs take place in Oakland and in other areas of the East Bay.
Discover and learn local trails using maps, with a group! Trail runs typically take place in the East Bay: Redwood, Strawberry Canyon, Tilden, Cesar Chavez parks. We run in darkness, rain, and/or sun.
Regular runs include: weekday morning training runs (5+ miles of trail fartlek, tempo, hill repeats), easy Sundays (~3-7 mi.), and weekend long runs (12 to 30+ mi.) with pace groups as needed. Special runs include: no-drop social runs, Women's, Midsummer Night, and Family Holiday season trail runs/hikes.
We meet out on the trails together for safety and camaraderie.
This is a private, small group of local, active members of various speeds, ages, and abilities. Our active members are family, friends, and neighbors. Members know their own limits and respect them, and practice Leave No Trace. Members participate in-person and train consistently for trail events, 5Ks to ultras (e.g., trail races by Inside Trail Racing, Brazen Racing, The North Face Endurance Challenge, TRT, American River 50, etc.). We also occasionally list cross-training meets (e.g., yoga, hiking, socials, etc.) that support performance and overall well-being.
This group's events, organized by unpaid VOLUNTEERS, are for people who love nature, running on our local East Bay trails, and community. This is not a coached group.
Photo: Morning weekday group, New Year's day run, east bay hills (SF in BG).
Photo: Winter snowshoe trip, Sierra mountains, CA
Photos: Run to the Winter holiday lights night run, Berkeley hills
Race and fitness goals
"Join forces. While many runners embrace the solitude of running, numerous studies highlight the benefits of working out with others, including greater satisfaction with exercise, increased motivation to set and reach goals, and greater consistency." <br> -- The Bliss List, Runner's World
"A race can give you something to focus on, an opportunity to be part of the running community, and a way to celebrate your training." -- Training Tips: Trail Running, Five Tips From Champion Ultrarunner Michael Wardian
Volunteering is a great way to support and help sustain the running community and environment. Members of our group have volunteered for local community events, such as those by: The North Face Endurance Challenge, East Bay Parks, Girls on the Run, Inside Trail Racing, and International-California Coastal Cleanup by the bay trail.
Our motto: "Run, have fun, respect others, and respect nature!"
(Eat, repeat... :)*
Interested? Join us.
See you on the trails!
Photo: Berkeley-Oakland hills
Photo: Sunol Regional Wilderness
Photo: First TRG group run, training on TNFEC course, Muir Woods, CA
Photo credit: Second and third generation redwoods, Joaquin Miller Park, via City of Oakland.
Note: If you notice few RSVPs, not to worry. We may be a small group, but we still have dedication, love the trails and plan to be at every meet! (Any meet changes will be posted.)
This group's event details and membership are available only to members for privacy and safety. Powered by: TRG volunteers.
Copyright Trail Running Group, for all TRG content, 2012 to present.
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Alamo Square/Hayes Valley Meetup Group
San Francisco, CA
Hi there! This group is looking to bring new and old residents of Alamo Square/Hayes Valley together. Members should live in the neighborhoods represented here (Hayes Valley/Alamo Square and neighborhoods in between/close by) and be 21+. It's an open group but tailored for women in their late 20s/30s/40s.
Building community and friendships by enjoying all our neighborhood has to offer: park days, walks through the panhandle, drinks, food, and more! While there may be events held in other neighborhoods from time to time, the purpose of this group is to connect residents of Alamo Square and Hayes Valley (and neighborhoods in between).
Real profile photos are required. Three no shows without updating RSVPs will result in being removed from the group. Meetings are in-person only, unless otherwise mandated by the city, and may be held indoors. The city of San Francisco requires proof of vaccine against Covid-19 to dine or drink indoors. This group, members and guests, follow city mandates related to Covid-19.
San Ramon / Martinez Pickup Futsal Meetup
San Ramon, CA
This group is focused on Futsal (Indoor Soccer), for those who would like to play Men's, Women's, and Coed Futsal, at a great newly opened facility in San Ramon. We will provide weekly pick up games and future leagues and tournaments in a very friendly, respectful, and family set up in the San Ramon area.
We play futsal rules:
- 5x5 with goalkeeper, kick-in, corners, etc, but with NO sliding allowed!
- Teams will be formed from players with RSVP, on a first come first served basis. (Drop-in players without RSVP will play only if there is space)
- Each game will run up to 10 minutes.
- $10 for the two hours. Bring cash!
IMPORTANT: RSVP - 30 spots for 30 players on two courts in San Ramon. If you RSVP and cannot make it, make sure to update the meetup so someone else can take your spot. If you don't change your RSVP by 5pm, and you don't show up, you will still owe $10 and will be automatically moved to the Wait List for future events. Walk-ins play only if there are spots left, after the first 10min game.
This group is organized by DVFL - Diablo Valley Futsal League that has introduced Futsal in the Bay Area since 1999 - you can know more about us at the DV Futsal Website and follow our latest news at DVFL Facebook Page
PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP
Welcome to our pickup futbol group!
There is nothing better than people coming together for the sheer joy of...well, having fun! Fun is what futbol is all about. Yes, it's competitive and it's engaging! But, above all, its simply fun! That is why I would like to invite people like you, who share my love of the game, to come join us. Our games are usually held on weekdays and weekends. Keep an eye on the meetup site for details.
The group is entirely co-ed and all skill levels are invited. We do have a few basic ground rules that help to keep our games fun and safe. They're listed below. You'll need to read them and agree to follow them at all times in order to join our. I invite you to come join us.
We only ask for a small $10 per year contribution to help cover the cost of goals & other equipment.
VENMO ACCOUNT: @PickUpSoccer
_Tarás <br> Group Organizer
GROUP RULES <br>PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP
Each player, whether brand new or fairly seasoned, should know what to expect when he/she comes to our games. For that to happen, each player has to know the group rules. So, take a minute to read through the rules below.
It’s a must to play. Your RSVP reserves your spot on the field for you and your guest(s), but only if you arrive on time. Spots are often limited by a healthy turnout for each game. So, if you can’t make it, be sure to change your RSVP ASAP so that a player waiting for an open spot gets a chance to play. If you RSVP, but show up more than 20 minutes after the posted game time, you may not be able to play (see below).
You can bring up to 2 guests to a game (Except some weekday games, which are in high demand). A guest can try out our group & see if they like us. If the guest wants to come to game 2+, he/she probably likes us. He/she will need to sign up for our group & RSVP to come to game 2+.
This is the maximum number of players allowed to RSVP to a game. The cap is set to keep the games fun for everyone by avoiding over-crowded fields.
Players trying to RSVP for a game that is already full will enter a waiting list. When a spot opens up, you will be automatically RSVP’d to the game. However, if you’d like to bring a guest, you will be automatically RSVP’d only when enough spots open up for you and your guest(s).
Wait-listed players and others who did not RSVP may also join our games IF players who did RSVP do not show up within 20 minutes of the posted game time.
Game Start Time
The posted game time is the intended arrival time, not the game-start time. We allow 15-20 minutes for people to arrive, stretch, lace up, and get ready to play. Sometimes, it takes a little longer. But, we try to get started as early as possible. If the game is scheduled for 8:00pm, you should aim to be on the field and ready to play by 8:15pm. We pick teams 20 minutes after the posted game time.
When is a player considered to be late?
If you are not on the field and ready to play (not getting ready to play) within 20 minutes of the posted game time, you are late.
If you are late, you are not guaranteed to be able to play, regardless of whether or not you RSVP'd. When we start picking teams, we will choose from the players who are on the field and ready to play.
If you show up 20+ minutes after the posted start time, YOU CAN ONLY PLAY in the 2nd half of the game IF: (1) you do 30 pushups AND 30 squats upon arrival WHILE counting off out loud for everyone to hear; (2) you're willing to wait until half time to jump in; (3) the game has not reached the maximum players permitted. If you half-ass the pushups/squats (i.e. do less than 30 each or do not do complete ones), the group assistant organizers and I will interpret that to be disrespectful of the group rules and fellow players, which will be grounds for removal from the group, permanently.
If you RSVP to a game but don’t show up, someone on the waitlist that wanted to play may not be able to because you did not hand over your spot. If you RSVP but later find out that you’re not able to come, please change your RSVP so that someone else gets a chance to play.
Players that do not show to a game after RSVPing will be warned on the first incident. But, we will remove players who repeatedly no-show. It's up to the Organizer's discretion to determine what constitutes as "repeated."
Attire & Equipment
All players are required to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for field sports. Each player should bring a light and dark shirt to every game (so we can easily break up into teams). Soccer cleats & shin guards are strongly recommended because they help to prevent injury. But, they are not required.
This group was formed for four main reasons:
To unite people in the enjoyment of the beautiful game of soccer, or fútbol, as you like;
To socialize, make new friends, and enjoy each other's company;
To get some exercise while having fun at the same time; &
To give players of all skill levels a safe and friendly environment to play in.
We can only accomplish our group purpose if everyone practices good sportsmanship at all times during our games. It’s a must. That means:
Welcoming and getting to know other players;
Helping with field setup and breakdown;
Passing the ball often (& not just to friends or people you’ve played with before);
Volunteering to play goal-keeper rather than waiting for someone to ask;
No aggressive behavior, negative comments about other players, whining, or excessive arguing over past plays; &
No dangerous plays, such as slide tackles, body checks, high kicks, & flying kicks or headers. No play, no matter how great, is worth the risk of hurting someone.
Our group is not about competitive league play. It’s about meeting new people, making new friends, enjoying a great game, and above all, having fun!
If you feel someone is treating you poorly or making you feel unwelcome on the field, please speak with an organizer, and we'll get it sorted out. We want all players to feel welcome and safe in our group.
E-mail is the primary way that we communicate with the group. So, all members must register a valid e-mail with Meetup.com. Players cannot effectively participate in the group, and they will be removed.
When discussing specific games, we often communicate through Meetup comments. So, be sure to check those out as well. For those of you with a smartphone, we recommend that you download the Meetup app. It’s free, and it will notify you when new comments and game changes are posted.
Inactive players are periodically removed from our roster. Any player who does not attend at least 1 game within 3 months is considered inactive. If you are removed due to inactivity, you can always re-apply to the group when you plan to become active again.
If you get removed from the group for any reason, you may apply to re-join, but approval is not guaranteed. A second removal is likely to be permanent. If you are banned, you will not be allowed to re-join the group under any circumstances.
Enforcement Of Rules
The group organizers reserve the right to take any and all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that the above rules are respected by all group members in their broadest sense. All members are required to agree to the rules upon registration, and any member who fails to follow them may be removed from the group. Honestly, most of this stuff is common sense. We're not out to give anybody a hard time. We just want to make the group as enjoyable as possible for everyone. The rules help us do that, so please respect them.
Thank you for reading. If the rules sound fair to you and you agree to follow them, we invite you to become a part of our group.
Risk of Injury
Like most sports, playing futbol/soccer comes with the risk of serious injury. By agreeing to the above rules and participating in your games/events, you understand that there is a risk of injury to you, possibly through no fault of your own. By participating in our games/events you understand and agree that you may be seriously injured during our games/events.