Hey, Gotham! It’s time to get your makeup on, and enter our annual Halloween Drag Tournament on October 30. The competition is already looking fierce, and we have room for more teams in the morning (Divisions 1-5, Power A-C), and afternoon (5-10, Power D-E and Power Play) sessions. Exact times will depend on the number of teams registered for each, but will be as late as we can make them. As always, teams will compete in a walk-off prior to each game with the winner getting a 4 point lead, so you’ll want to practice a synchronized sashay. Heels and dangling jewelry/accessories will be allowed for the walk-off and costume judging, but please be prepared to play safe, both on the court, and after the celebrations! Stuck for an idea for a full-drag theme? We also welcome non-drag costumes, but you’d best BRING IT if you think you’re competing with these beauties. There will also be regal PRIZES, sassy MUSIC, and (hopefully) a CHEERING THRONG of non-participating onlookers. Yes, YOU ALL are invited to say hello to our lovely Kings and Queens even if you’re not participating–reprise your Halloween costume for our pleasure, even if you’re not still wearing it from the night before!
“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!
As part of its Strategic Planning Process, the Gotham Board has created a brand new membership policy. Those playing a full season in Division Play, PowerPlay, and individual Power classes in the Fall are already Gotham members… But if you’re not playing this Fall, or if you know friends, family or alumni who might want to become a member, read on…
Under our new policy, if you aren’t playing this Fall, you can still become a Gotham member for a $35 membership fee. Membership will give you the ability to go to Gotham events (including the Fall and Spring End of Season Party, a $50 value), vote in Gotham-wide elections, participate in Gotham programs and leadership, and other special benefits. The best part is, if you decide join Division Play or an individual Power class in the Spring, the $35 fee is credited right back to you toward your Spring dues.
We’re also encouraging Gotham friends, supporters, and alumni to consider getting a Gotham membership and get more active in our organization.
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 Fall, 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].