What we're about

Thanks for stopping by and checking out PUG (Pick Up Games) Sports Zone.

The group has been in existence for about five years and has grown very quickly in that time. While we play various sports, there is one common theme in every game we host; there are no set teams from week to week so a member who you were playing against one week could be your teammate the next.

This helps foster an environment where we welcome anyone 18 or older who wants to play, whether experienced or just starting out, an environment where effort is valued over talent; all that we ask is that you give 100%.

We're looking for people who like to compete but do not go overboard about it. Anyone who harps on other players inadequacies or has a negative attitude if the game doesn't go their way or is just a big jerk should pass us by because we will ask them to leave.

Due to the cost of renting facilities and buying, maintaining equipment and insurance, we do charge for the events we post; $8.00-$9:00 for Indoor and Outdoor Soccer, $5.50-$6.50 for Volleyball and Basketball and $4.00 for Dodgeball.

If you're interested in joining our group, please review our message board which explains exactly how our group works:

https://www.meetup.com/PUGSports/messages/boards/

The schools we play at do not allow cash to exchange hands at the gyms or fields we rent so we have a online payment policy.

Since people may be a little apprehensive about spending money to play with a group of people they haven’t met yet, a new member’s first game is free (the one exception being Broomball); just contact Organizers Richard or Scott after you've joined the group and let them know which game you wish to try and they will put you on the RSVP list IF the game is not full.

Please be aware that e-mail communication is very important in our group, therefore, if you block e-mail access, you will be removed from the group.

We hope to see you out on the court or pitch with us soon and please don’t be hesitant to contact Richard or Scott with any questions you may have.

Upcoming events (5+)

Wednesday Hollywood Coed Indoor Soccer

Bancroft Middle School

$8.50

WE ARE POSTING THIS IN THE HOPES THE LAUSD STRIKE IS SETTLED BEFORE THIS EVENT IS SCHEDULED. ONLINE PAYMENT IS DUE 8 PM THE NIGHT BEFORE THE EVENT; IF YOU CAN'T PAY BY 8 PM BUT YOU ARE PLAYING YOU NEED TO EMAIL SCOTT (CO-ORGANIZER) BY 8 PM AT [masked]. IF PAYMENT ISN'T MADE OR AN EMAIL RECEIVED BY 8 PM THE NIGHT BEFORE, YOU WILL BE REMOVED. IF YOU'RE NEW PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO LEARN HOW OUR GROUP WORKS: http://www.meetup.com/PUGSports/messages/boards/ We have the gym from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm; warm-up from 8:00 pm to 8:10 pm. Play from 8:10 pm to 9:55 pm, during which time we have four teams rotating so that each team plays 4 ten minutes games/40 minutes total. YOU MUST BRING A WHITE (Solid White) AND A DARK (Black, Blue, Orange, Purple, Red) SHIRT; YOU WILL USE BOTH . . . . . GRAY IS NOT WHITE OR DARK!!!! We’ll be forming teams with 5 players each. The goals are standard 4 x 6 so whoever plays goalie cannot use his/her hands to impede the ball from going into the goal but can use their hands to protect their face or “private parts”. Goalies rotate every 5 minutes until everyone has played goalie, then the rotation starts all over again. There are no set teams; the game organizer divides the players into groups by passing out cards with team numbers which also has your place in the goalie rotation for your team. We welcome anyone over 18, both men and women; whether you're experienced or new to the game. All we ask is that you give it 100%; we value effort over ability. Call your own fouls and respect the call if someone calls a foul on you. We call all hand balls, intentional or not, so a hand ball stops play and no slide tackling. If there are any disputes, the game organizer has the final say, period. We're looking for people who like to compete but do not go overboard about it. If you're the type of player who harps on other players inadequacies or has a negative attitude if the game doesn't go your way or you just generally think you're God's gift to Soccer, you may want to join a league and pass us by. We want positive people who enjoy playing with other likeminded individuals. °SI3A

Wednesday Hollywood Coed Outdoor Soccer

Bernstein High School

$8.00

WE ARE POSTING THIS IN THE HOPES THE LAUSD STRIKE IS SETTLED BEFORE THIS EVENT IS SCHEDULED. ONLINE PAYMENT IS DUE 8 PM TUESDAY NIGHT FOR THOSE MEMBERS ON THE RSVP LIST AT THAT TIME; IF YOU CAN'T PAY BY 8 PM BUT YOU ARE PLAYING YOU NEED TO EMAIL SCOTT (CO-ORGANIZER) BY 8 PM AT [masked]. IF PAYMENT ISN'T MADE OR AN EMAIL RECEIVED BY 8 PM THE NIGHT BEFORE, YOU WILL BE REMOVED. IF YOU'RE NEW PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO LEARN HOW OUR GROUP WORKS: http://www.meetup.com/PUGSports/messages/boards/ Turf field with full size goals and stadium lighting; Bring turf shoes and a DARK (black, blue, red, orange) SHIRT and WHITE (Solid White; no stripes) SHIRT . . . . Gray is NOT white or dark. Full size turf field with full size goals. Bring turf shoes and a DARK (black, blue, red, orange) and WHITE (solid white, no strips) . . . . gray is NOT white OR dark!!!. We have the field for 90 minutes (9 pm to 10:30 pm) so we will be playing two 35 minute halves, 11 vs. 11 with full size goals. The lights go off at exactly 10:25 pm so we need to start at 9:10 in order to get both halves in. There are no set teams; the game organizer divides the players into sides in an attempt to create roughly equal teams. Input from players in achieving this goal is encouraged. We welcome anyone over 18, both men and women; whether you're experienced or new to the game. All we ask is that you give it 100%; we value effort over ability. No slide tackling, call your own fouls and respect the call if someone calls a foul on you. In situations where the ball may be going out of bounds, it must be clearly out of bounds to all players near the ball; any doubt and the ball will be considered in play. Gentleman's offside; if someone is a foot or two ahead of you, that's not considered offside, what we don't want is someone cherry picking next to the goal. Also, we call all hand balls, intentional or not, so a hand ball stops play. If there are any disputes, the game organizer has the final say, period. We rotate goalies so that everyone plays it once unless we have someone who wants to play goalie for the entire game. Goalie gloves are available if you wish to use a pair while playing goalie. A goalie may slide in an attempt to stop a shot so it’s up to the offensive player to avoid contact. We're looking for people who like to compete but do not go overboard about it. If you're the type of player who harps on other players inadequacies or has a negative attitude if the game doesn't go your way or you just generally think you're God's gift to Soccer, you may want to join a league and pass us by. We want positive people who enjoy playing with other like-minded individuals. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. °SO3A

Thursday Hollywood Coed Indoor Soccer

Le Conte Middle School

$8.50

ONLINE PAYMENT IS DUE 8 PM WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THOSE MEMBERS ON THE RSVP LIST AT THAT TIME; IF YOU CAN'T PAY BY 8 PM BUT YOU ARE PLAYING YOU NEED TO EMAIL SCOTT (CO-ORGANIZER) BY 8 PM AT [masked]. IF PAYMENT ISN'T MADE OR AN EMAIL RECEIVED BY 8 PM WEDNESDAY NIGHT, YOU WILL BE REMOVED. IF YOU'RE NEW PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO LEARN HOW OUR GROUP WORKS: http://www.meetup.com/PUGSports/messages/boards/ We have the gym from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm during which time we have four teams rotating so that each team plays 4 ten minutes games/40 minutes total. YOU MUST BRING A DARK (Black, Blue, Orange, Purple, Red) SHIRT AND A WHITE (Solid White) SHIRT. . . . . . . GRAY is NOT White OR Dark. We’ll be forming teams with 5 players each. The goals are standard 4 x 6 so whoever plays goalie cannot use his/her hands to impede the ball from going into the goal but can use their hands to protect their face or “private parts”. Goalies rotate every 5 minutes until everyone has played goalie, then the rotation starts all over again. There are no set teams; the game organizer divides the players into groups by passing out cards with team numbers which also has your place in the goalie rotation for your team. We welcome anyone over 18, both men and women; whether you're experienced or new to the game. All we ask is that you give it 100%; we value effort over ability. Call your own fouls and respect the call if someone calls a foul on you. We call all hand balls, intentional or not, so a hand ball stops play and no slide tackling. If there are any disputes, the game organizer has the final say, period. We're looking for people who like to compete but do not go overboard about it. If you're the type of player who harps on other players inadequacies or has a negative attitude if the game doesn't go your way or you just generally think you're God's gift to Soccer, you may want to join a league and pass us by. We want positive people who enjoy playing with other likeminded individuals. °SI4A

Saturday Hollywood Coed Indoor Soccer

Bancroft Middle School

$8.50

ONLINE PAYMENT IS DUE NOON FRIDAY FOR THOSE MEMBERS ALREADY ON THE RSVP LIST; IF YOU CAN'T PAY BY NOON BUT YOU ARE PLAYING YOU NEED TO EMAIL SCOTT (CO-ORGANIZER) BY NOON AT [masked]. IF PAYMENT ISN'T MADE OR AN EMAIL RECEIVED BY NOON FRIDAY, YOU WILL BE REMOVED. IF YOU'RE NEW PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO LEARN HOW OUR GROUP WORKS: http://www.meetup.com/PUGSports/messages/boards/ We have the gym from 12 noon to 2:00 pm during which time we have four teams rotating so that each team plays 4 ten minutes games/40 minutes total. YOU MUST BRING A DARK (Black, Blue, Orange, Purple, Red) SHIRT AND A WHITE (Solid White) SHIRT. . . . . . . GRAY is NOT White OR Dark. We’ll be forming teams with 5 players each. The goals are standard 4 x 6 so whoever plays goalie cannot use his/her hands to impede the ball from going into the goal but can use their hands to protect their face or “private parts”. Goalies rotate every 5 minutes until everyone has played goalie, then the rotation starts all over again. There are no set teams; the game organizer divides the players into groups by passing out cards with team numbers which also has your place in the goalie rotation for your team. We welcome anyone over 18, both men and women; whether you're experienced or new to the game. All we ask is that you give it 100%; we value effort over ability. Call your own fouls and respect the call if someone calls a foul on you. We call all hand balls, intentional or not, so a hand ball stops play and no slide tackling. If there are any disputes, the game organizer has the final say, period. We're looking for people who like to compete but do not go overboard about it. If you're the type of player who harps on other players inadequacies or has a negative attitude if the game doesn't go your way or you just generally think you're God's gift to Soccer, you may want to join a league and pass us by. We want positive people who enjoy playing with other likeminded individuals. °SI4A

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