Triton Beach Volleyball is a group of great people committed to helping South Bay community members reach their individual beach volleyball goals, all while fostering fun times and lasting relationships with other local members. So come out to play and don't be shy, we love new people and we want the group to be a great outlet for you to have a good time.
GROUP RULES: Please understand that due to the large size of our group, we have to run a tight ship and expect each and every person to abide by the following rules at our events:
1. SPORTSMANSHIP: Good sportsmanship and friendly attitudes are a must from each member, and essential to this group being a fun place to be. We don't care who's hot and who's not, we just want to enjoy the sunshine and exercise with good people. So if you choose to be verbally abusive or excessively rude towards event organizers or other members, you will be immediately be removed from the group and you will not be given a membership refund.
2. ATTENDANCE: In order to be courteous towards other volleyball groups on the sand, we cannot save a bunch of courts only to have everyone showing up late. Thus, you MUST RSVP for each meetup you plan on attending so we know exactly how many courts we need. Attendance will be taken at each meetup and if you arrive unreasonably late (15 minutes or more), or don't show up at all, you will receive a "no-show" on your attendance history. 3 or more no-shows in a one year period will result in your membership in the group being removed without a membership fee refund. If you can't make it to a meetup last minute, change your RSVP BEFORE the meetup is schedule to start. This way if there is a waiting list for that event, then someone else will have a chance to come out and play.
3. MEMERSHIP DUES: In order to purchase group equipment and pay meetup.com fees, our group has a $15 yearly membership fee per person. Your dues must be paid in order to attend our meetup events. Special events such as instructional courses, physical training, and tournaments will typically have an additional fee which you will also need to pay when you RSVP for the event. We do not accept cash, so you can only pay your group dues here: http://www.meetup.com/tritonbeachvolleyball/dues/
4. CBVA/AVP GAME RULES: These rules will be enforced in all games. If you don’t know the rules, we are happy to explain them to you when you come to a meetup, or you can google videos that explain the rules.
5. PAY IT FORWARD: All of us have been beginners before and it is hard for anyone to get their sand legs, so please play a game with a beginner at each meetup to help them get the hang of it. Some meetups will be targeted to a specific skill level range. Please only attend if you really do fit that skill level. If the skill level is not specified, then everyone is welcome to come to that meetup, including beginners.
6. VOLUNTEERING: We need a lot of help with holding courts, setting up equipment, and cleaning up equipment. If every active member offered to help once or twice a month, running the group would be a cake walk. Please email me with your availability, and when you RSVP for a meetup you can offer to help the event organizers in the comments section.
SKILL LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS
Each member will be given a skill level assignment based on your answers to your profile questions. When you actually come out and play that title might change. If you wish for your skill level to get higher, then you must have a Group Organizer or our group coach, Dan, watch you play and determine your true level.
LEVEL 4: BEGINNERS/LOW-INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS
Players who have been recently introduced to beach volleyball or have little ball control (30%). May have taken a beginner or low-intermediate beach volleyball class. Play recreational volleyball but rarely in tournaments before. The games will be 3x3 or 4x4.
LEVEL 3: INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS
Have some volleyball experience and may have taken an intermediate beach volleyball class. Can pass and set with some control (50%) and can serve overhand but still working on consistency and competitive level. Could do well in or win a Division 3 VBVentures tournament. Better at 3's or 4's than they are at 2's!
LEVEL 2: HIGH-INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS
Players who can play a fast competitive 2x2 game with good solid ball control: passing, setting, and hitting consistently (70%). Have moved from basic skills to defensive strategy, shot-making, hitting, and blocking. May have taken high-intermediate or advanced volleyball classes. Could do well in or win a Division 2 Volleyball Ventures Tournament (but would get their butt kicked in Division 1). May have played CBVA tournaments.
LEVEL 1: ADVANCED PLAYERS
These are the players who know exactly how good they are because they have done well in competitions. Have EXCELLENT ball control (90%), and can almost always control their hits, sets, passes and overhand serves. Can BLOCK and dig hard driven balls, understands defense, can hand set with little or no ball rotation. Has a wide variety of control shots. MUST HAVE A SOLID ALL AROUND GAME TO QUALIFY!!
Again, this group is about growing your volleyball skills, enjoying the beach, meeting & socializing with group members and ALWAYS about having healthy (and sometimes competitive) FUN! Thank you for being a part of this long-lasting group, and we can't wait to get to know you and play some good games.
See you on the sand!
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