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Registration for the Spring 2017 Season is Now Open!

Registration for the Spring 2017 Season is now open.  Log into your account, and click on “Register Now” to register!

If you need help registering, check out our Registration and Tryout FAQs.

If you’re new to Gotham, and are joining for the first time this Spring, check out our Tryout Information Page for more details about Tryouts!

Spring 2017 Tryouts

Dates for all Spring 2017 Tryouts are now posted on our Tryout Information Page.

Note for Returners to Gotham:  Starting this season, in order to get those trying out for Divisions 4 through 6 more touches of the ball during tryouts, we are going to use a different tryout format.  This format will be similar to the “skills based” format used for Power tryouts and Divisions 7-10, but will have more time to play in a game like situation on the court.  We’ll explain more prior to tryouts, but, in the meantime, if you have any questions, contact  [email protected].

Pre-Tryout Events

Open Plays for Division 1-3 (Thursday 1/19), 4-6 (Wednesday 1/18), 7-8 (Wednesday 1/25) and 9-10 (Thursday 1/26).  We will be using Rustin primarily on those nights but we will also have O.Henry available for any overflow if we get high demand.  Signups will begin the Friday before each Open Play and the webpage to register and other fun info is http://www.gothamvolleyball.org/regular-open-plays/pre-tryout-open-plays/
Pre-Tryout Run-Through (Monday 1/23) — Will be held at Rustin, designed for those who are new and those trying out for Divisions 7-10 and PowerPlay.  Registration (which is currently open) and info is at http://www.gothamvolleyball.org/pre-tryout-run-through/

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Registration and Tryout FAQs

Registration for our Spring 2017 season tryouts is now open!  For more information about our Division Play and Power Tryouts, click here. Here’s more information on how to register:

How to Register

(1) Log into the website by entering your user name and password on the upper right hand corner of the site. Returning members, use the same log in from last season. New members need to create an account by clicking “SIGN UP” in the upper right hand corner of this screen.

(2) Once you log in, you will be taken to the “My Account” Page. If not, click on the “Account” link where the log in box used to be, on the upper right hand corner of the website. Once on the “My Account” page, you will see a section that says “My Current Tryouts.” In that section of the page you will find a button that says “Register Now.” Click on the “Register Now” button.

(3) That will take you into our registration system. The first page is all information, scroll down to the bottom and click on the continue button and fill out the next few forms.

(4) Once you have filled out all the forms, and completed the registration process, you will get an e-mail to confirm your registration. You will also be given tryout number(s). Write those down and bring your confirmation e-mail with you to tryouts.

If you have any questions, click on Read More to see the Frequently Asked Questions, e-mail [email protected]., message us on Facebook (Gotham Volleyball) or Twitter (@gothamvb).

Click “read more” for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!

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Volunteer Coaches Needed for Spring 2017

Click here to fill out a survey in order to volunteer as a coach for Spring 2017

Gotham members volunteering to coach teams in lower divisions is one of the things that helps make Gotham Volleyball great.  Most teams that play on Saturdays, and some weekday teams, have a volunteer coach working with the team.  Our volunteer coaches not only add a layer of skill development and a crucial pair of eyes that a captain needs, but also an important element of moral support.  Coaches push a player to try harder and, when the player tries and fails, offer encouragement and support.  Coaches are volunteers in Gotham, and the level of involvement with the team depends a lot on the preferences of the team captain.  Once a coach is paired with a captain, the details of the role could be helping to create a line-up, devising and implementing pre-game drills and warm-ups, in-game coaching (calling time-outs and giving feedback to players), and possibly post-game encouragement.  A coach should help players identify the skills needing focus and development.  A coach should also be able to monitor team dynamics (before, during and, possibly even, after play) and take action to remedy situations that occur during a match.  In many respects, the captain is the leader of the team; however, a good coach makes it possible for a captain to succeed.

If you are interested in signing up for the clinic or if you are interested in volunteering as a coach this Spring, please fill out the form using the link above.  For those interested in coaching, we will make every effort to pair you with a team at the level of your interest.  If you have any questions, e-mail [email protected].

 

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Video Features for National Coming Out Day 2016

“If you’re considering coming out, you’re not alone.”

In the spirit of National Coming Out Day on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 several members from the Gotham Volleyball League share their coming out experiences. If you’re considering coming out, you’re not alone.

 

In the National Health Statistics Reports #77 July 15, 2014, approximately 2.3 percent of Americans identified themselves as gay or bisexual. Keep in mind that everyone’s coming out experience is unique! Don’t feel you have to come out, after thinking it through you may decide not to – and that’s ok!

 

 

Thanks for viewing the videos! Have a FABULOUS day!

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