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East Bay Pick-Up Soccer (Co-Ed) EVERYBODY WELCOME!!!

San Leandro, CA

East Bay Pick-Up Soccer (Co-Ed) EVERYBODY WELCOME!!!




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...

About me:

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!!

RULES:

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.

1047 members · Public

PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP

Pleasanton, CA

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.

RSVP ASAP

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).

Guests

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+.

RSVP Cap

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.

Waiting List

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.

Late-Arrival Policy

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.

No Shows

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.

Good Sportsmanship

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.

Communication

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.

Inactivity

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.

Removal Policy

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.

274 members · Public

Volleyball. Training and Playing. Ocean Beach, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Volleyball. Training and Playing. Ocean Beach, San Francisco

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP?

Training and Playing was started out of the need to have more volleyball training locations available to the average, adult volleyball player. Up until now if you wanted to learn and improve your volleyball skills you would normally look online under “Volleyball in the area”, join a group that seemed appealing, and hopefully be accepted and learn by playing.

You probably found that most groups are looking for players who are intermediate or better. The few groups where beginners are welcome would not really have training available.

With Training and Playing you can get around like minded players who are wanting to train and get to playing as soon as possible. Besides players what else do you need to play volleyball? Balls, nets, courts, training courts, training nets. These are all available upon request.


WHO SHOULD JOIN?

IF you are an intermediate or advanced level player who has not found a group of players who are looking to improve their skills, come join us and get better faster.

If you are a novice or beginner who really needs to work on the basics, come join us and quickly get to the next level of play.

If you are a student player who has found that going the club route is way too expensive, come check us out.

If you just want to play volleyball and are a fun and generous person you should definitely come. We’ve been looking for you!


WHAT WILL YOU DO AT THE EVENTS?

First you will set up a training court.

Although this is training the main drill you will do is pepper. Is there a right way to pepper? Check this out: https://youtu.be/k-gqpvFq4Gw

We use pepper to warm up. Here are 12 variations of pepper. Three variations can be done with a net but don’t require a net. bit.ly/3CNO1wl

We then go into cooperative play, using the training court, where we focus on improving one or several skills at a time. You’re essentially peppering or playing; you play every ball as much as possible. It is during this time that you ask the players you’re practicing with for help on improving and you also offer tips that can help your fellow players. Here’s a video of players doing cooperative play. https://youtu.be/0-LPqjsZrPM

Finally, you do competitive play. There are rules bit.ly/2ZrDkky Here are a few videos of players doing competitive play https://youtu.be/Z2dDf7fscDo and https://youtu.be/zugeVkgJU0M

162 members · Public

Runnin for Rhett | Blue Crew Training

Sacramento, CA

Runnin for Rhett | Blue Crew Training

Whether you are just getting off the couch or a seasoned competitor, our training Blue Crews will help you prepare for a successful event. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to join us!

Our vision is to give every child the chance to live a healthy life. Our goal is to have those who can, TRAIN FOR KIDS and encourage them to RUN BECAUSE YOU CAN.

Our unique model raises funds to host our after school <a>Youth Fitness Program</a> through membership fees from our R4R Blue Crew adult training program, supplemented with events we host and generous corporate and individual sponsors.

So when you train with R4R’s Blue Crew, you are training not only for yourself but for the youth of our community. Every two months you are a member of the Blue Crew you enable another student to participate in the R4R <a>Youth Fitness Program</a>. 1 year of your training = enables 6 youth to move into life.

Our R4R Blue Crew is designed to offer a wide array of training options to our members. Beginner to veteran, slow to fast, young to old – we’ve a program for you, in your community, at convenient times/days in almost every possible topic: walking to 5K racing, trail running to cycling, social to competitive. Check out all our training Crews here and come join us. Your membership affords you unlimited access to all and as many Crews as you like plus a baby blue R4R Blue Crew technical t-shirt.

187 members · Public

Modesto Fun, Fitness, and Adventures

Modesto, CA

Modesto Fun, Fitness, and Adventures

Thank you to everyone who participated in Modesto Women's Fun & Fitness in 2020! 

For 2021, I am changing the name and focus of the group. While it will still be about fun and fitness, it will also be about new adventures and experiences. The group will also be open to women AND men. These activities will incorporate all three of those things--Fun, Fitness, and Adventure. I plan to research and schedule lots of fun outdoor activities and will welcome anyone's ideas going forward.


Group Changes for 2021:

Another change will be that members will now need to introduce and say a little bit about themselves upon joining. If you are already a member, please go in and answer these questions about yourself so that I and other group members can learn about you! In addition, while joining the group is free, in order to participate in future activities there will be yearly membership dues of $10 per person (a small price to pay for fun and meeting new people) in order to offset the cost of organizing the group. Additionally, I will be requiring everyone who joins to have a clear, recognizable photo of THEMSELVES in order to be a member. This is for several reasons, but the main ones are so I know what you look like when you join an event and can account for everyone that signed up, and most importantly, for all group members safety and security. If you join without posting a photo or use a one of a pet or one of your kids instead (not that we don't want to see them too!), I will kindly ask that you post a photo of YOU within seven days. If one is not posted by the deadline, you will be removed from the group. I will continue to look for free and low-cost activities, however, if there is a cost involved this will be posted on the event information, so please be sure to read it carefully and follow the instructions.

I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming year, experiencing new and enjoyable activities, and once COVID starts to settle down, participating in both indoor and outdoor activities. Safety precautions to decrease the likelihood of contracting the virus will always be of utmost importance!

145 members · Public

Bay Area Golfers

San Jose, CA

Bay Area Golfers

Membership is limited.

$7 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE REQUIRED FOR JOINING. Annual dues are used to offset annual $198 MeetUp expenses. We request pre-payment because tracking and chasing deliquent members are not fun. We rather spend the time organizing great venues for you.

1. Click on "Request to Join"

2. Pre-pay the annual dues and send payment to:

https://paypal.me/bayareagolfers/7

This is a group for intermediate golfers. We regularly play 18-hole courses in the South Bay and around the Bay Area. Both men and women of all ages are encouraged to join. But note that the core group is baby boomers.

Our goal is to play a lot of golf and have fun in the process. All members must be familiar with pace of play and course management, basic golf rules, golf safety and golf etiquette and a good attitude is a must. We often gather in the clubhouse or at a local restaurant after each round for food and beer. This is optional, but drinks after a round may be required to forget your score. 

Group Policy

- This is not a dating site.

- Members promoting any special interests including but not limited to political, sexual, or religious agendas will be removed from the group. 

- There may be no refund to members removed from the group on account of his/her refusal to follow our guidelines presented below.

- Members with repeat late cancellations or no-shows will be removed. 

- Using computer illiteracy as an excuse for not following these guidelines is not acceptable. Everyone should have the MeetUp app downloaded to their phone and have notifications enabled. If you refuse to cooperate or are unable to do so, you don’t belong in this group.

- When you cancel an event, change your RSVP to "Not Going". You don't have to post a discussion to tell us why you’re not joining us at the event.

- Inactive members who don't participate in our events will be removed after dues expire.  Anyt member will be removed from the group after a grace period if dues are not paid.

- Members who repeatedly show up to an event without securing a spot on the 'going list' will be removed.

--- Do not show up if you are just on the Waitlist!!! 

- Members presenting excessive negative comments, gossiping about another member or airing out dirty laundry will be removed. 

- Organizers reserve the right to remove any member at any time. Dues may be refunded if removal is within 6 months of payment.

Disclaimer:

Under no circumstances shall Bay Area Golfers MeetUp group including organizers and event hosts be responsible or liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, injuries or damages arising out of your participation with golfing or other organized activities.

90 members · Private

Drive Fore Birdies

San Francisco, CA

Drive Fore Birdies

Membership is limited and member dues are required.

Who We Are & Where We Play:

We're avid mid- and low-handicap coed golfers who regularly play 18-hole courses together. We enjoy spending time with friends and good people. We LOVE golf and enjoy our friendships! We play year-round and regularly have several outings per month at a variety of courses all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pairings:

Everyone is encouraged to mix it up and play with someone new so that everyone has a chance to play with different members and get to know one another. Depending on the event or outing, we may group golfers according to handicap brackets for pace of play reasons.

Post-Round Activities:

Post-round drinks and food at a local restaurant or at the clubhouse. We value our friendships as much as our love for the game, but post-round socialization is optional.

Membership Policies:

• Membership Application & Member Profiles:  You must maintain a clear and recognizable facial picture of yourself as your group profile picture and you must use your first name. Please join us at a regular group outing within one month of membership approval so that we get to know you as a member and you get the opportunity to meet the group as well. Once you've paid your annual member dues, your membership and application process is finalized. There are no refunds after your member dues have been paid.

• Attendance Requirements:  As we regularly play 18-hole courses together, ideal members are those who frequently play with the group at our regular outings. Select events may be for regular attendees only as a reward for their active participation in the group. Minimal members (1 or fewer regular group outings per ~6 month period) and non-participants are subject to removal from the group, which will allow more room to our regularly attending members for limited-access special events. Tournaments, special events including GM MFAD events or NCGA Member Outings, and travel do not count toward meeting the minimal member  attendance requirement. 

• RSVP & Cancellation Deadlines:  Keep your RSVP status updated. All details including cancellation deadlines are posted on each event page. 

• Single/Twosome Vouchers or Deals:  Let members know your situation or plan. Please mention when you RSVP if you've purchased a twosome voucher/deal or are looking to share on someone else's purchase. If you missed out after they're sold out, either find someone who purchased a twosome or check if rack rate is available.

• Late Cancellations:  If you need to cancel after the posted deadline, contact me with your cancellation reason and update your own RSVP. Your absence will be considered a no-show unless you provide a valid explanation before the event. Members who no-show or last-minute cancel are subject to removal from the group.

About Me:

I host Drive Fore Birdies out of my own free time. Membership dues cover what Meetup charges me to host the group on their platform. 

• Drive Fore Birdies organizer & host

• started Drive Fore Birdies in 2016, started playing golf in 2016

• 1st place winner at Monarch Bay's 2018 coed individual match play tournament, so they've given me the nicknames Champ and Queen

• 1st place winner for women's longest drive and 2nd place winning coed team in randomly drawn 4-person scramble at Half Moon Bay 2019


See you soon on the golf course!

-Angela

41 members · Private